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Arabia Alliance recruiting for winter park management internship

From On Common Ground News. Tom and Killian Smith have donated countless hours to make the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve the welcoming, accessible place it is today. They recently relocated to North Carolina. The Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance is now accepting applications for a two-week park management and conservation internship at Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature […]

Kemp applauds accomplishments of Georgia’s Tourism Industry

From the Albany Herald. Gov. Brian Kemp recognized the performance and impact of the state’s tourism industry while attending the 2019 Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference in LaGrange. Hosted by the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus, this annual educational and professional development event brought together more than […]

Georgia State Park and Historic Site managers receive accolades during recent conference

From The Albany Herald. Several Georgia State Park and Historic Site managers were honored recently during a statewide conference held in Savannah. Nearly 300 representatives from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and volunteers gathered for the event hosted by the Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites. The group spent three days learning […]

6 of Atlanta’s Best Bike Trails

From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. By Archith Seshadri The summer months give us a chance to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. What’s not to like with bright blue skies, beautiful chirping birds and freshly blossoming flowers? But if you don’t feel up for a walk or driving through the streets, you may want to smell the fresh, […]

Conyers| Rockdale County: Living Large

From Georgia Trend. Local Flavor Peaceful Easy Feeling By Linda M. Erbele Metro Atlanta isn’t known as a place for peace and tranquility – the traffic and construction noises drowned those out decades ago. But at a church set on 2,300 acres in Rockdale County, some 80,000 visitors a year seek out – and find […]

Lithonia Woman’s Club Pocket Park hosts grand opening

From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. By Pamela Miller DeKalb County, the city of Lithonia and the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance will host a grand opening celebration 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 26 for the Lithonia Woman’s Club Pocket Park, 2564 Wiggins St., Lithonia. According to a press release, the new Lithonia Woman’s Club Pocket Park celebrates […]

Restoration of Lyon Farmhouse completed

  Restoration of Lyon Farmhouse completed  June 7, 2019  Carla Parker   What started as a vision nearly two decades ago–to preserve the historic Lyon Farmhouse–is now a reality. Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance, along with DeKalb County and Stonecrest officials and members of the Lyon family celebrated the completion of the Lyon Farmhouse preservation project May […]

DeKalb officials dedicate historic Lyon farmhouse

Community stakeholders, elected officials and members of the Lyon family pose for a picture commemorating the dedication of the historic Lyon farmhouse on Friday, May 31, 2019. By Sarita Mason OCG News Intern Denise Williams instantly recalled the rich wood scent that filled the Lyon home where she grew up. “The house still smells just […]

National Park Service announces Roving Junior Ranger program

The Marietta Daily Journal The new Roving Junior Ranger Program is a self-guided, interactive tour of several locations in metro Atlanta. The tours will take place at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in Cobb County, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw, Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area in Lithonia, Martin Luther King Jr. National […]

5 Instagram-able Experiences in Henry County, Georgia

Take things from high-flying fun to low-key hangout while snapping a photo along the way. From Visit Henry County, Georgia 1) The Walking Dead Selfie Spot If you’re a fan of the post-apocalyptic zombie series you’ll recognize this #GeorgiaFilm selfie spot as the site of the dumpster scene involving series favorite, Glenn Rhee circa season […]