• WASS and community clean Ridgeview Park: Discover drainage from GA-400

    The Watershed Alliance of Sandy Springs and eight volunteers, including three students, gathered Sunday afternoon, December 3, to clean up the unnamed creek that runs through Ridgeview Park (essentially “Ridgeview Creek”). Also the site of the fall 2016 clean-up, this time they found nine large bags’ worth of trash, as

  • 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

  • Video Contest Winners

    Our Video Tutorial Contest Winners

    We had our first Video Tutorial Contest this year and it was very exciting. The inspiration behind this contest stemmed from our work in the Sandy Springs schools. The desire to see the children in our community share what they know about watersheds, clean water, and mitigating pollution fueled the

  • 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

  • Sharon Smith

    Fulton Co. Public Works teams with WASS

    We are excited by two recent visits to Riverwood High School (Jan 26th) and Mt Vernon Presbyterian (Jan 27th). Watershed Alliance of Sandy Springs teamed up with Fulton County Public Works and visited these two schools to educate kids about water quality. Sharon Smith, the environmental quality and education manager

  • Water expert panel

    Design Thinking – A Water Project @ SS Middle School

    When Irene Schweiger, executive director of the Sandy Springs Education Force, reached out to us and asked if Watershed Alliance of Sandy Springs would participate on an water expert panel at Sandy Springs Charter Middle School, it was easy to say yes! The purpose of the water panel was give expert feedback to a

  • 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

  • Free Bacterial Water Monitoring Webcast

    The Center for Watershed Protection is offering a free webcast on August 31st from 1 – 2:30 PM. The webcast is called “Safe Waters Healthy Waters”. Use link below to register for this webcast. http://cwp.adobeconnect.com/swhw8/event/registration.html

  • 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,

  • 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