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Annual Wetlands & Watershed Festival Returns October 1

Annual Wetlands & Watershed Festival Returns October 1

Free festival provides fun educational look at nature – rain or shine!

September 21, 2022 (Morrow, Georgia) – – Clayton County Water Authority’s annual Wetlands & Watershed Festival will be held on Saturday, October 1, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Newman Wetlands Center on Freeman Road in Hampton, rain or shine.

According to Senior Conservationist Danielle Bunch, “The festival is a free community event dedicated to creating memorable learning experiences for families and individuals centered on water education.”

The festival includes interactive exhibits led by exhibitors: Clayton County Conservation District, Change 4 Hope, Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District, Clayton State University Biology Department, Dauset Trails Nature Center, Finding the Flint, and Arts Clayton. Plus, face painters, an interactive storyteller, free guided tours, live animals and much more. Clayton County Water Authority’s Tap-on-the-Go Team will also be on site providing plenty of ice, cold tap water.

Free parking is provided at 2610 Shamrock Road, Jonesboro. Visitors are shuttled to the festival.

The Newman Wetlands Center is located at 2755 Freeman Road in Hampton. The nature area is dedicated to environmental education, owned and operated by Clayton County Water Authority. The center opened in 1995. It includes a Learning Center, two short primitive trails, and half mile handicap accessible walking trail. The Newman Wetlands Center provides a safe, welcoming environment for community members to come explore and connect to the natural world.

“Our hope is that each visitor will have the opportunity to not only find a peaceful place to enjoy nature, but to also develop a deeper understanding of conservation and a passion for protecting local watersheds,” Bunch adds.

To learn more about the Newman Wetlands Center, click here.