Macro-invertebrate Investigation

Sunday, Jul 16, 2017 (10 AM to 1:30 PM)

Come down to the riverside, at the base of the New Manchester ruins, to look up close and personal at some of the macroscopic creatures that are essential to life in and around Georgia's waterways. This event is open to all ages. If you would like to help look for critters, please wear close toed water shoes or boots.

This event is an ongoing program occurring from 10:00-1:30 at the creek by the New Manchester ruins along the red trail. You may come and go as you please. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. There will be a park ranger collecting macro-invertebrates to showcase. Stop by to learn about the diversity that lives right in our backyard creeks and streams, as well as how scientists can use these creatures to tell us about the water's heath. We will have a table set up with containers, microscopes, magnifying glasses, tweezers, and other tools to help us observe these wonderful invertebrates. Should you wish to help collect critters, it is advised that you wear appropriate footwear and clothing. It will be cold in the water and you may get wet and dirty if are collecting. All collected specimen will be gathered and returned to the waterway upon the program's end, as they are protected by Georgia law. For questions contact: This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation or religion. It is also unlawful to retaliate against any person who, or organization that, files a complaint about such discrimination complaints, you may bring a complaint to the attention of the Corporation for National and Community Service. If you believe that you or others have been discriminated against, or if you want more information, contact: Mallory Barfield, Program Director Georgia State Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites AmeriCorps Program, 2600 Hwy 155 SW, Stockbridge, Ga 30281.E-mail: Fax: 770-389-7258. Phone: 770-389-7402. This contact information is to report a discrimination case. For program information, please contact the park.

Parking fee: $5
Event Phone: 770-732-5871

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Sweetwater Creek State Park
1750 Mount Vernon Road
Lithia Springs, GA 30122


GPS Coordinates:

N 33.753783 | W -084.639000
Take I-20 west from Atlanta, exit #44 at Thornton Road, turn left and go ΒΌ mile. Turn right on Blairs Bridge Road. After 2 miles, turn left on Mount Vernon Road and proceed to the park.

Sweetwater Creek State Park
1750 Mount Vernon Road
Lithia Springs, GA 30122 View Details

Sweetwater Creek State Park