About this Event
Join the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance as we highlight the neighborhood greenspace, Cascade Springs Nature Preserve, while also hiking with our staff experts in the environmental field.
See the 2023 lineup below.
Shaundon Moore || Trained Herpetologist || EE Coordinator || WAWA
Prepare to encounter some friends with tails and scales as our hike facilitator takes you around Cascade Springs looking for amphibians and reptiles at the ephemeral frog pong and the beloved waterfall feature. This is a City Nature Challenge event.
Daisy Mugford || Culture & History Enthusiast || Thrive Outside Coordinator || WAWA
Learn how nature, race, and capitalism intersect on this interpretive hike through a civil war landmark and what used to be a premier resort for the Atlanta politicians of the Reconstruction Era. End your hike with a guided meditation/ heal-the-land practice to energetically nurture and reclaim land that has endured exploitation throughout history. Meditation will be guided by Barbara Faison.
Barbara J. Faison is Certified Meditation Guide, author, and professional voice talent who shares practical ways to help you struggle less and enjoy life more.
Barbara Faison is an avid meditator and personal development trainer for over 25 years, she embraces learning as an important tool for life. She is a content creator whose intention is to engage you and offer simple ways to immediately apply the practices shared.
Ivori Schley || Farmer || EE & Farm Coordinator || WAWA
Spot native and non-native species along the trails at Cascade Springs. Come with your favorite plant ID app downloaded to determine some of the seasonal plants in the old-growth forest.
Anamarie Ngala-Bey || Earth Steward || EE Programs Manager || WAWA
Cascade Springs Nature Preserve hosts several eco-communities, a large population of native magnolia trees, and two natural springs. Come and observe the features of Cascade Springs that make it a true demonstration of the Piedmont Region of Georgia.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Cascade Springs Nature Preserve, 2852 Cascade Road Southwest, Atlanta, United States