• Horizons and Dunwoody Nature Center

    Partnering with Dunwoody Nature Center and Horizons School

    There are so many great organizations in our area doing things that make a significant impact on our community. So, when many of these organizations partner together, it is even more powerful! Today, the Watershed Alliance of Sandy Springs, Dunwoody Nature Center, and the Horizons School worked together to create a really interesting field trip […]

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  • Discovering the Jewel that is Dunwoody Nature Center

    Today, a few Board members of WASS visited the Dunwoody Nature Center. The Director of Operations, Susan Mitchell and Program Manager, Jackie Sherry gave us a wonderful tour of the lovely 22 acre grounds. The center has many resources that serve all ages. We were able to see the summer camp program in full swing […]

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  • Attentive Homeowner Helps WASS Detect Sewage Spill

    A home-owner along Colewood Creek detected a strong odor of sewage wafting from her backyard. While manholes often vent to prevent the buildup of gas in the pipes, permeating the immediate area with the smell of sewage, a stronger stench that lingers around a wider area can indicate a more serious problem. The homeowner reached […]

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  • VBSS Creek Walk Success!

    The Volunteer for a Better Sandy Springs (VBSS) Creek Walk was a great success. We had so many volunteers, that we split into two groups and walked two sections of Long Island Creek. We all fill our bags with trash that we always hate to find but always do find. We also got to enjoy […]

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  • Beth Faircloth receives award at Confluence

    One of our volunteers, Beth Faircloth, receive an award at the Confluence conference this past weekend. Her “Extraordinary Volunteer Effort” was recognized by the community and we are very proud. Beth has been a highly valuable member of the Watershed Alliance of Sandy Springs for along time and it is wonderful to see her be […]

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    Enviroscape Demo with Sandy Springs Mission

    Our founder, Patty Berkovitz, demonstrated the enviroscape model to the Sandy Springs Misson last thursday. It was a delight to see the children so engaged and sharing so many great ideas. The demonstration was filmed so the concept of how this demonstration can be leveraged in our schools and after school programs can be better […]

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  • Legislative Update from the GA Water Coalition

    A very informative update. The video on streams buffers is a must see! Legislative Update from the GA Water Coalition

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  • Advocating for Environment

    Advocating for Environment At the August 6, 2014 meeting held by the Sandy Springs City Council to inform the public on proposed Natural Resources City Ordinances, Patti Berkovitz, representing WASS, spoke up endorsing the need for increased stringency of the ordinances and their consistent enforcement. Here is the link to the full article. http://neighbornewspapers.com/view/full_story/25602919/article-City-officials–residents-talk-natural-resources?instance=all

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  • KSU Presentation

    KSU Presentation Thanks to the KSU students for their very informative presentation on their work in Marsh and Long Island Creeks. This is the 4th consecutive year that the students, in conjunction with WASS, have tested the same sites at the same time of the year. The accumulative results from their efforts can be found […]

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  • VIDEO OF WASS AND KENNESAW STUDENTS

    Last year WASS  collaborated with Kennesaw College students to evaluate stream damage, analyze water health and clean up watershed areas in the city of Sandy Springs.  Marsh Creek and Long Island Creek waterheds were the locations of the pictures included.  Kennesaw College made a video of this project which can be seen at http://vimeo.com/channels/482357/60787180.  Please take […]

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