Date: September 2014
Part of: The Wilderness Act Performance Series
Location: Outdoor Activity Center
Description: For the last three years, I've been documenting Atlanta's intown parks through photos and maps. Therefore, the idea of an event with Atlanta's wildernesses as its theme naturally excited me. I wanted to learn more about these greenspaces and to have the chance to share my knowledge and views with others.
While these parks aren't what we typically think of as "wildernesses," there are certainly elements of the wild present in them, from muskrats and deer and blue herons to native Piedmont trees that are hundreds of years old. They also provide spaces for quiet reflection away from frantic city life and traffic, a valuable resource for our city.
During the field seminars, we learned about Atlanta's watersheds and about how our urban environment and living impacts the natural environment of creeks. We also learned how greenspaces can help to mitigate our impact. My watershed maps are a result of these discussions.