Get to Know Tucker Nature Preserve

Join the The Friends of Tucker & Smoke Rise Parks on Saturday morning to explore a little-known Tucker park.

You've probably seen that obscure piece of green space across the street from Wal-Mart off Lawrenceville Highway and wondered, "What's that all about? What's it for? Who's using it? Why was it established?"

Well, come on out and join us on Saturday to learn more about DeKalb County's Tucker Nature Preserve. Meet us at the at 5234 LaVista Road for a walk-n-talk around the Nature Preserve property on Oct. 29 at 10 a.m.

The nine-acre preserve is extremely close to the Eastern Subcontinental Divide and its hardwood forest has springs that mark the headwaters of Jackson Creek. It's home to and visited by many animals including songbirds, hawks, woodpeckers, herons, owls, foxes, and raccoons.

We'll have a quick discussion at 10 a.m. at the library and then walk the short half-block over to the Preserve. Bring your thinking caps! We plan to establish a Friends of the Tucker Nature Preserve group in order to develop it for public use. Maybe an outdoor classroom? How about live music events with a small stage? Let us know your thoughts and suggestions on what to do with this beautiful unused piece of property.
I write for Tucker Patch. I address the Tucker Nature Preserve and its potential about six paragraphs down.

LOCATION: Tucker Public Library, 5234 LaVista Road, Tucker
WHEN: Oct. 29, 2011, 10 a.m.
--15 minute debrief about the Tucker Nature Preserve and the Friends of Parks Park Pride Adoption program
--45 minute walk-and-talk around the Tucker Nature Preserve.

Questions? Email Pam McNall at parks@tuckercivic.org


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