Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sharing the Journey: Ghetto Plainsmain, Jarid Manos Visits OAC

What was a cloudy, rainy day didn't discourage an inter-generational group of outdoor and environmental enthusiasts who came to the Outdoor Activity Center (OAC) to spend time walking through the woods and engaging in thought-provoking conversation about the importance of ecological health, the interconnectedness of all life, and our responsibility in restoring the earth.

WAWA is grateful that Jarid Manos made the OAC a part of his Atlanta tour! Those who attended will never be the same. Thanks also to Keeping It Wild for co-sponsoring the event.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ghetto Plainsman, Jarid Manos to Visit SW Atlanta, will Lead Hike & Presentation at the OAC on Friday, 1/20/12

Join the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA) and Keeping It Wild for "Sharing the Journey" with Jarid Manos, Author of Ghetto Plainsman on Friday, January 20, 2012 at the Outdoor Activity Center (OAC) in SW Atlanta.

Jarid, will lead a hike of the 26-acre OAC urban forest from 4:30 - 5:45 pm. At 7:00 pm, he'll then share a bit of his journey and work with the Great Plains Restoration Council (GPRC) in Houtson, Texas and the group's 12 components of ecological health. A book signing will follow.

Don't miss this exciting opportunity! Jarid is touring the country and was gracious enough to squeeze in SW Atlanta as a part of his Atlanta trip.

The hike and presentation are free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested for both events by sending and e-mail message to For more information, please call, (404) 752-5385.

The Outdoor Activity Center is located at 1442 Richland Rd. SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30310.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Day of Service

Join the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance for our Annual Martin Luther King Jr. service project at  the Outdoor Activity Center
1442 Richland Road Atlanta, GA 30310

When: January 16, 2012 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Tasks include:
1) Delineate existing trails w/ trail tools and flag a new trail leg
2) Invasive plant removal
3) Use Wheelbarrows to transport wood chip mulch, and shovels and rakes to spread mulch down
4) lots of fun in the spirit of service

Other activities will include a nature hike and historical tour including a visit to the Negro League's Atlanta Black Crackers baseball practice field.