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Paddle With A Ranger! Palisades Wildflowers and Ferns
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When: 5/11/2013
Where: Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Atlanta, Georgia 
United States
Contact: Chattahoochee River

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Bring your own canoe or kayak and join Ranger Jerry Hightower and the Georgia Botanical Society for a very leisurely float on the Chattahoochee River. Discover the beautiful spring wildflowers and ferns as we will float a three mile section of the Chattahoochee River from Powers Island to Paces Mill at U.S. 41. There are three mild class 1.5 rapids suitable for beginners along this part of the river. The Palisades have narrow floodplains and steep ridges rising to over 1,000 feet. The area offers a great diversity of habitats and includes oak-hickory forest, steep north facing slopes, mesic ravine forest, and floodplain forest. Created by the geologic action of the Brevard Fault, the river, and the effects of weather; this rugged and beautiful section of the river is habitat to an extraordinary array of wildlife and wildflowers. Look for paw prints in the soft mud or see a majestic heron take wing. This will be a slow moving float with a number of stops including the Chinese bamboo grove, Sandy Point and Devil's Stair Step Beach (Diving Rock).

A current $3 Daily Park Pass, $25 Annual Park Pass, or an America the Beautiful Pass is required!

Reservations are required; please call 678-538-1200 to make your reservation, space is limited! (JH)

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