• 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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  • Clean Up Crew VBSS 2017

    VBSS Creek Clean Up 2017

    When a large group of volunteers get together and work as a team, so many wonderful things happen. Marsh Creek started this morning with a very large trash dam and ended with a clear way for water to pass naturally. This successful mission was due to great teamwork and a love of our natural resources. […]

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  • Creek Clean Up

    Fall Creek Clean Up 2016

    14 local volunteers gathered at Ridgeview Park this morning for the annual WASS Creek Clean-up. Our haul: 17 bags of trash – consisting of styrofoam, plastic bottles, miscellaneous trash and even a car bumper and an old tire. One takeaway from this clean up is a recurring trend that WASS has observed on all of […]

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  • Fun Field Day Trip with Horizons School

    We had another enriching event with Horizons summer program. It is our second year hosting a field trip for Horizons school. Last year, we took a trip to the water treatment facility in Johns Creek. But, this year, we had a trip to Big Trees which is closer to home, right here in Sandy Springs. […]

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  • Water Quality @ Long Island and Marsh Creek – April 30th

    Volunteers Dara Epstein and Beth Faircloth went out to Long Island Creek and Marsh Creek on Saturday (April 30th) to test the creeks for water quality criteria. They measured the levels of nitrates and phosphates in each of the creeks, both of which, in high levels, can affect the ecosystem. The test results showed that […]

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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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  • E Coli Danger Averted

    E Coli Danger Averted SERIOUS E COLI CONTAMINATION FOUND IN MARSH CREEK by KSU students in their stream water cleanup and “snapshot of stream” health project sponsored by and organized through Watershed Alliance of Sandy Springs. Please join WASS and the KSU students to learn more about the health of our streams and watersheds on […]

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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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  • Colewood Creek Cleanup a Big Success

    UPDATE: The turn out for the Colewood Creek walk and cleanup on October 14, 2012 was exceptional. We had 41 people participate.  This was a special, first time ever total creek clean up, top to bottom. Trash was removed from the creek, notations on maps deliniated locations of creek obstructions or damage and pictures were taken of […]

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