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VOTE NOW, Help WAWA Win $5K, Weekend Events

VOTE NOW—Help WAWA win $5K for OAC Programs; Join us this Weekend for Two Events

VOTE for our “Cox Conserves” Hero and help WAWA win $5,000 for OAC Programs

WAWA Board Chair, Na’Taki Osborne Jelks was recently named as one of five finalists for the 2011 Cox Conserves Heroes for community leaders who volunteer for environmental causes. If she wins the on-line voting competition, WAWA will win $5,000 to continue the rebirth of the Outdoor Activity Center (OAC).

We need your VOTE TODAY to bring these needed funds home to the community. It’s quick and simple…

Please go to this link: http://www.wsbtv.com/coxconservesheroes/

1) Click on VOTE NOW
2) Scroll down the end of the page (Na’Taki is the last finalist listed). Look under her photo and click the vote button.
3) Enter your e-mail address and zip code.
4) Click Submit
5) Pass this e-mail on to someone else!

Join WAWA for Two Weekend Events
WAWA’S Continuing Adult Education Series @ the OAC

Health and Healing using Natural Foods

Date: Friday, November 4, 2011
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm

The presentation will highlight scientifically based principles and methods to cultivate, support and manage excellent health against: Cancer, Diabetes, Diverticulitis, High blood pressure, and Existing diverse conditions

Service Learning Saturday (11/5/11) – 10am-1pm

Join WAWA for Environmental Service Learning Saturdays and Community Workdays every first Saturday of the month from 10am – 1pm. These service efforts will be facilitated in partnership with the Spelman College Bonner Scholars Program, forestry professionals, and concerned citizens.

Tasks will include: removing invasive plants, re-vamping the existing butterfly habitat at the Outdoor Activity Center (OAC) and establishing additional habitat demonstration sites on the grounds including areas that focus on drought-resistant plants and xeriscaping, establishing rain barrel gardens on site, as well as re-establishing a compost system, restoring parts of the trail system, and on-going trail maintenance.

High school participants will have an opportunity to partially satisfy their mandatory 75-hour community service graduation requirement. Bring a water bottle and a bagged lunch! We’ll see you on Saturday!

The Outdoor Activity Center is located at 1442 Richland Rd. S.W., Atlanta, GA 30310.

To RSVP for any of the above events, please send an e-mail to info.wawaonline@gmail.com.

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Rain Barrel and Water Conservation Workshop at OAC – 8/19/11

Join WAWA, Keeping It Wild, and the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper for a Rain Barrel and Water Conservation Workshop

Friday August, 19 2011
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Outdoor Activity Center
1442 Richland Rd. S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30310
(404) 752-5385

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Georgia’s historic drought and ongoing water supply concerns have continued to bring attention to the importance of water conservation and water-smart landscape and gardening practices. People every-where are seeking ways to minimize their water use, yet maintain an attractive landscape. Rain barrels can be part of the solution. A properly installed and maintained rain barrel can save a homeowner up to 1300 gallons of water during the three summer months alone.

In collaboration with Keeping It Wild and the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, WAWA will host a Rain Barrel Workshop on Friday, August 19, 2011 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Outdoor Activity Center. The workshop, which includes an animated 40-minute presentation, will cover: water issues in metro Atlanta, how to save water in your home and garden, and how to install and maintain a rain barrel. Participants will receive a 60-gallon rain barrel that they will assemble and take home that night.

The cost of the workshop is $35 and includes the rain barrel. Space is limited so registration is required. To register or to receive more information about the workshop, send an e-mail to info.wawaonline@gmail.com or call 404-752-5385.

The Outdoor Activity Center is located at 1442 Richland Rd. S.W. Atlanta, GA 30310.

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