Wetlands & Watershed Festival

Free Family Fun

Discover Your Watershed!

The 2024 Wetlands & Watershed Festival will take place November 2nd from 10 am to 2 pm. This festival is a free community event dedicated to creating memorable learning experiences for the whole family!

We hosted the 2023 Wetlands & Watershed Festival on Saturday, November 4th from 10 am to 2 pm. Scroll to see details & photos.

2023 Activities
  • Story Walk – Come meet some cool characters out on Boardwalk Trail. Our friends are thrilled to tell you their best stories. Walks start every 15-20 minutes. Each storyteller will be accompanied by an ASL interpreter. (Free!)
  • Family Portraits – Have your family’s portrait taken by a professional photographer in a natural setting. Portraits will be printed on-site. (Free!)
  • Find Your Watershed – Find your watershed with Finding the Flint & join your team on the Atlanta Creek League. (Free!)
  • Face Painting – Choose your favorite plant or animal from our flash sheet & show it off all day! (Free!)
  • Raffle – Prizes include a 4-hour guided trip with Okefenokee Adventures, gift certificates to Ocmulgee Outdoor Expeditions, a 4-hour flyfishing experience with River Through Atlanta, and a Crescent Kayaks LiteTackle II. Earn tickets by engaging with exhibitors throughout your time here. 
  • Community Mural – Share wetlands inspired messages or art on a sticky note and stick it to our community wall. (Free!)
  • Live Animals – Meet Georgia animal residents with the Chattahoochee Nature Center. (Free!)
  • Games – Play trivia, cornhole, and more with our awesome exhibitors. (Free!)
  • Food – Enjoy hamburgers, hotdogs, and various snacks. 
2023 Exhibitors:
  • Chattahoochee Nature Center’s On the Road with Reptiles
  • Atlanta Creek League & Finding the Flint 
  • Change 4 Hope
  • Clayton County Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District 
  • Clayton State University’s Water Lab
  • Clayton State University – Bat Biology 
  • Life Beyond Water 
  • Clayton County Public Library 
  • Quail Forever 
  • Clayton County Water Authority’s Stormwater Team
  • Clayton County Water Authority’s Water Quality Lab

We also hosted Blackbirds & Bees on Friday, November 3rd. Participants joined staff for a guided sunset tour of Clayton County Water Authority’s constructed treatment wetlands followed by a showing of The Last Bumblebee, a documentary filmed in Oregon and Georgia all about bumblebee conservation. 

This event was made possible by the Clayton County Tourism Authority.

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