What if you became a park ranger?

What if you became a park ranger?

Published: Apr 20, 2022   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Have you ever thought about becoming a park ranger? Listen to park rangers tell their stories and discuss what it’s like to be a park ranger on the AMNHA Ranger Round Table. This conversation includes current and former rangers from the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, DeKalb County’s Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve and Mason Mill […]

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National Park Week 2022: sPark discovery!

National Park Week 2022: sPark discovery!

Published: Apr 18, 2022   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Welcome to National Park Week 2022! Celebrated annually, this is a week to get outside and explore National Parks both near and far. Here in metro Atlanta, there is the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area (yours truly), as well as the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, and Martin Luther King, […]

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Bruce Street School Community Engagement Session on April 24th

Bruce Street School Community Engagement Session on April 24th

Published: Apr 18, 2022   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

The final Bruce Street School community engagement sessions to shape the conceptual design of the future of DeKalb’s first Black public school building will take place at the Lithonia Woman’s Club (2564 Wiggins Street, Lithonia, GA 30058) from 1-4pm on April 24th and May 7th. These sessions are part of a monthslong effort to solicit […]

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Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve Turns 50

Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve Turns 50

Published: Apr 18, 2022   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

On April 18th, 1972, Charles Davidson, Jr., the then-President of one of the largest granite products companies in the world, made a fateful decision: in order to prevent a massive mountain of granite owned by the Davidson family from being developed by one of the company’s competitors, that property would be donated to DeKalb County […]

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Tour the Flat Rock Archives this Spring

Tour the Flat Rock Archives this Spring

Published: Apr 15, 2022   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Flat Rock is one of the oldest Black communities in Georgia. You can tour the Flat Rock Archives with Co-Founder, Johnny Waits, to experience the area’s history first-hand! You can sign up for a tour here. Starting at the historic T.A. Bryant, Sr. Homestead (home of the Archives), Johnny will walk you through Flat Rock’s […]

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Tips for Planning your Next Hike

Published: Apr 14, 2022   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Need help planning your next hike? We are here to help! We know that parking in the National Heritage Area – especially at Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve – can get a little dicey on the weekends. We love that people are coming out and enjoying the National Heritage Area, and know that you want to […]

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Join Our Team: Program Manager Position Open

Join Our Team: Program Manager Position Open

Published: Apr 11, 2022   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

The Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance seeks a highly qualified candidate to fill a part-time Program Manager position. The candidate is expected to coordinate, manage and implement a variety of educational and outreach programs and proactively contribute to the efficient operations of the organization. The Arabia Alliance is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that works to […]

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10th Annual Monadnock Madness: That’s a Wrap!

10th Annual Monadnock Madness: That’s a Wrap!

Published: Apr 6, 2022   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

That’s a wrap on the 10th and final annual Monadnock Madness. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Triple Hike Challenge, nature photography and yoga workshops during March. Thank you also to the many park rangers, staff, instructors and others who made this event possible. For a gallery of our Triple Hike Challenge submissions, […]

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Try Geocaching in the National Heritage Area

Try Geocaching in the National Heritage Area

Published: Mar 30, 2022   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Geocaching is a really popular outdoor activity in the National Heritage Area. But what is it, and how can you get started? We sat down with master geocacher Chris Korbel to talk about it: Arabia Alliance: What is geocaching, in a nutshell? Chris Korbel: An treasure hunt using a GPS. AA: How did you, Chris, […]

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Fill Out Our Bruce Street Virtual Engagement Form

Fill Out Our Bruce Street Virtual Engagement Form

Published: Mar 23, 2022   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes, Historic Sites   |   No Comments

As part of our ongoing efforts to solicit community engagement and reactivate the historic Bruce Street School, DeKalb County’s first Black public school building, we are releasing an online form to further gather community responses and understand what people want the school site to become. Also known as the Lithonia Negro School and the Lithonia […]

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Monadnock Madness 2022: First to Finish

Monadnock Madness 2022: First to Finish

Published: Mar 21, 2022   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Congratulations to our first three Monadnock Madness 2022 Triple Hike Challenge finishers! Jennifer, Ruth and D. Vanessa (not pictured below) completed the Challenge over the first weekend of March by hiking Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and Panola Mountain State Park. You can complete the challenge, too – head over to […]

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