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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

This Week

This Week:

Tuesday 10/11
4:00pm Ecology Seminar: One and the same? Intra-specific variability drives large-scale phytoplankton population dynamics by Dr. Elizabeth Harvey in the Ecology Auditorium
5:30pm NRRT Scoiety Welcomes Dr. Woosnam with dinner at Ted's Most Best (dinner on NRRT society if you've paid your dues, but everyone welcome).

Wednesday 10/12
9:00am Pro-caffeination Hour: Dr. Mark McConnell discusses Private Landowners and Conservation in 4-132
1:25pm Conservation Seminar: Pollinator stressors: What’s really at stake? by Dr. Keith Delaplane in the Ecology Auditorium

Thursday 10/13
3:30pm Graduate Portfolio in Community Engagement Information Session in the Fanning Training Room, JW Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, 1240 S. Lumpkin St. (Register at
4:00pm Warnell Seminar: Dr. Jamie Roberts; topic TBA, in 4-301

Saturday 10/15
8:45am Tree Planting Volunteer Opportunity (see more information in announcements below) at Blue Heron Nature Preserve

Other Announcements/Upcoming Events
Tree Planting Volunteer Opportunity October 15:
On October 15, we will be planting trees at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve as part of a city-wide effort to care for local trees.Only twenty minutes away from downtown Atlanta, the Blue Heron Nature Preserve boasts almost 30 acres of preserved and restored wetlands. This greenspace provides essential habitats for local biodiversity while also cleaning polluted stormwater before it enters our local creeks and streams.  Because of the abundance of food and shelter this wetland provides, guests are likely to see a variety of beavers, birds and butterflies.Help us care for this local treasure by coming out to plant trees at the Preserve. Volunteers should wear waterproof closed-toed shoes or boots, clothes that can get dirty, sunscreen and bug spray as needed.  We’ll be working in muddy areas, so please wear old/outdoor work clothes. Meet at the community garden at 8:45 for a lesson on tree planting and basic tree care. We will finish at noon. This event is being hosted in partnership with Trees Atlanta as a part of a larger event called Plantlanta, that includes planting in all 12 Atlanta city council districts in one day! Also the Preserve’s Open House, volunteers will get a chance to learn more about important efforts, such as how they are working to increasing native tree species diversity and replacing some recently lost trees.
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Age Restrictions: 16 and up (under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)
Supplies Needed: Water, long sleeve work shirt, long pants, closed shoes (clothes you don’t mind getting wet)
Restrooms: There are no restrooms readily available at this clean-up.
BYO picnic, gloves, water.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities contact or call 404-253-7255.

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