General admission: $6 for Child/$10 Adult/$7 Seniors 65+/$7 Students 13-18/Free CNC Members & Kids 2 and under. Open Mon-Sat 10-5 pm & 12- 5pm Sunday. Water is our June focus and throughout June you can discover the tiny creatures that live in ponds under the microscopes of the Nature Exchange. From the Wonderful Water special event to Guided River Adventures, discover water and enjoy summer! Find more programs on our website at www.chattnaturecenter.org. Visit FACEBOOK for updates.
GPA protects and maintains dozens of old growth oak trees
The Georgia Ports Authority announced today a commitment to put dozens of historic trees located on GPA property under protective governance, now and into the future.
“These massive oaks located on GPA property are awe inspiring and have been here long before we were,” said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz. “Today, on National Arbor Day, the Georgia Ports Authority is making an official commitment to protect and preserve these natural and historic assets.”
RUN FOR NATURE AT THE 35th Annual Possum Trot 10K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run: Saturday, June 2, 2014
Started 35 years ago to help provide critical operating dollars to sustain the oldest and largest nature center in Georgia, the possum is running for the 35th time to benefit for the Chattahoochee Nature Center at 9135 Willeo Road in Roswell. Join your friends and co-workers to make a team at this amazing annual race on a smooth, certified course with scenic views of the Chattahoochee River. You’ll be getting in condition for the 201e Peachtree Road Race as well as qualifying for the 2014PT. This fast paced race course along the scenic Chattahoochee River in Roswell gives runners all the right reasons to run. Register Online at www.Active.com <http://www.active.com/> or in any Big Peach Running Company Store. Call 770-992-2055 x 226 for additional information or visit our website at www.chattnaturecenter.org/possum-trot.html. Register early for a discounted rate of $28 or on site for $35 for the 10K and $15 for the One Mile Fun Run. All participants receive a custom T-shirt featuring the Possum and swag bag. Post Race festivities and awards presentations take place in the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion with free admission to the Chattahoochee Nature Center included. This race is presented by the Big Peach Running Stores. We appreciate our sponsors; the City of Roswell for traffic control and Whole Foods Market, who are providing healthy refreshments, plus Aurora Cineplex and Pit Stop. Consolidated Container Company is a Team Sponsor. Runners should allow time to walk from the remote parking lot provided at St. Francis School on Willeo. Overall and Masters Male and Female finishers in 13 age groups will receive awards at the ceremony held at the conclusion of the race.
There are three ways to register: Register online at www.active.com, at any Big Peach Running company store, pick-up 5/1-5/30 or mail-in your registration to CNC: 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA 30075. If you register at Big Peach you can pick up your race number when you register. With mail-in registrations and online registrations, you can pick up numbers on race day only beginning at 6:30 a.m. For more information, call DeAnn Fordham, at (770) 992-2055, x226 or visit our website: www.chattnaturecenter.org.
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Move part of company's ongoing commitment to long-term, diverse energy mix
Georgia Power announced today that it has entered into an agreement with EDP Renewables North America that will add wind energy to the company's diverse energy portfolio.
Through the contracts, Georgia Power will source 250 megawatts (MW) of cost-effective wind energy from EDP's wind farms in southwest Oklahoma. The wind energy purchased through these contracts will provide enough electricity at peak to power more than 50,000 Georgia homes.