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Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

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1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
706.828.2109

August 2014

Birdwatching – Phinizy by Truck
Free

August 16, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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Meet at the Phinizy Swamp Nature Park parking lot at 8am. We will drive around the park in the back of pickup trucks to look for waders, shorebirds and others in the heat of mid summer. Trip ends by noon. Anne Waters and Lois Stacey lead. For more information, email info@phinizycenter.org.

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September 2014

Afterschool Science Enrichment Program

September 5, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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Need extra help in science class? Want to get a head start on a great science fair project? Interested in doing cool science experiments in the great outdoors?  Join the Afterschool Science Enrichment (ASE) program at Phinizy Center for Water Sciences! The ASE program is a 10-week series designed to help students gain a better understanding of science by conducting experiments in a natural, outdoor setting—Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. The program consists of one  2-hour group session per week (Tuesday…

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October 2014

Project WET Facilitator Workshop

October 23, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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Thursday 10 AM – 5 PM and Friday 9 AM - 5 PM at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. Join Georgia Project WET for this STEM-themed training and get submerged in the best water education resources in the world! By becoming certified as a Project WET Facilitator you will join the national training team and help K-12th grade teachers bring more than 65 innovative, interdisciplinary activities correlated to Georgia and National Standards to students in your community. At the end of…

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December 2014

Bird Walk

December 13, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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Free! Join us as we take trucks and drive around the park looking for waterfowl, rails and bitterns as well as other birds.  Meet in the parking lot at 9am.

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January 2015

Guided Group Tours – Offered Daily By Reservation

January 1, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 8:05 am
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Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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Guided Tours for Groups, Clubs or Organizations: Schedule your custom tour of Phinizy Swamp Nature Park for your Scout Group, Club, organization, employees, or private party. We can design your custom guided tour with a leisurely hike of our Nature Park trails, perhaps a guided golf cart or bicycle tour of our Wetlands Trails, or try our birding walks. Ask about Scout hikes to obtain badges. We customize to meet your needs! Price varies based on size of group and…

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April 2015

Swamp Stomp 5k & 10k

April 25, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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Same Day Registration: Members $25 / Nonmembers $30 (t-shirt not included) Pre-registration is now closed. Please join us this Saturday. Race day registration is from 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM at the Phinizy Swamp Nature Park Pfizer Pavillion. This 5 & 10 K cross-country course runs through scenic Nature Park woods and wetlands and has mild changes in elevation. Located on 1100 acres and just minutes from downtown Augusta, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park offers visitors the chance to see a variety of…

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June 2015

Summer Camp June 1-5

June 1, 2015 @ 9:00 am - June 5, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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Register your child for this camp that features outdoor learning experiences meant to engage students actively while also allowing curious minds to explore. Through hands-on field activities, arts and crafts, nature hikes,   exploration, and having fun with friends, campers will learn more about themselves, their natural ecosystems, and the incredible wonders of our natural world. Visit our Summer Camp page for more information. Cost: $175/week per child $160/week per child for Phinizy Members Ages: Group 1: Ages 5-7,(Rising 1st -…

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Summer Camp June 8-12

June 8, 2015 @ 9:00 am - June 12, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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Register your child for this camp that features outdoor learning experiences meant to engage students actively while also allowing curious minds to explore. Through hands-on field activities, arts and crafts, nature hikes,   exploration, and having fun with friends, campers will learn more about themselves, their natural ecosystems, and the incredible wonders of our natural world. Visit our Summer Camp page for more information. Cost: $175/week per child $160/week per child for Phinizy Members Ages: Group 1: Ages 5-7,(Rising 1st –…

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Children’s Hike with Story Time

June 13, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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Free! Bring your children for a nature hike designed especially for them! They will enjoy a story before they begin their time exploring and experiencing nature first-hand.  For more information, call 706-396-1424 or email info@phinizycenter.org. All spaces for this hike have been filled, and registration is now closed. Please join us in July!

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Summer Camp June 15-19

June 15, 2015 @ 9:00 am - June 19, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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Register your child for this camp that features outdoor learning experiences meant to engage students actively while also allowing curious minds to explore. Through hands-on field activities, arts and crafts, nature hikes,   exploration, and having fun with friends, campers will learn more about themselves, their natural ecosystems, and the incredible wonders of our natural world. Visit our Summer Camp page for more information. Cost: $175/week per child $160/week per child for Phinizy Members Ages: Group 1: Ages 5-7,(Rising 1st –…

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Summer Camp June 22-26

June 22, 2015 @ 9:00 am - June 26, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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Register your child for this camp that features outdoor learning experiences meant to engage students actively while also allowing curious minds to explore. Through hands-on field activities, arts and crafts, nature hikes,   exploration, and having fun with friends, campers will learn more about themselves, their natural ecosystems, and the incredible wonders of our natural world. Visit our Summer Camp page for more information. Cost: $175/week per child $160/week per child for Phinizy Members Ages: Group 1: Ages 5-7,(Rising 1st –…

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July 2015

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

July 10, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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Free! If you go down to the ‘swamp’ today You're sure of a big surprise. If you go down to the ‘swamp’ today You'd better go in disguise! For every bear that ever there was Will gather there for certain, Because today's the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic… Pack a picnic basket, bring your favorite teddy bear, and join us at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park for teddy bear crafts & activities, a Bear Hunt, and story time. Teddy…

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Children’s Hike with Story Time

July 11, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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Free! Bring your children for a nature hike designed especially for them! They will enjoy a story before they begin their time exploring and experiencing nature first-hand.  For more information, call 706-396-1424 or email info@phinizycenter.org. Spaces are limited, so register early! Register online below.

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Blue Moon Hike

July 31, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$5 Members / $10 Nonmembers From the serenade of tree frogs to the soothing calls of Barred Owls, the sounds of the Swamp come alive at night! Join us as we celebrate a walk in the light of a full moon by taking you on a guided, leisurely hike through the Nature Park trails. Children & adults will enjoy the beauty of the evening. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. Strollers are welcome. No dogs,…

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August 2015

Children’s Hike with Story Time

August 8, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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Free! Bring your children for a nature hike designed especially for them! They will enjoy a story before they begin their time exploring and experiencing nature first-hand.  For more information, call 706-396-1424 or email info@phinizycenter.org. Spaces are limited, so register early! Register online below.

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September 2015

Plein Air Oil Painting at Phinizy

September 23, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$140 for Nonmembers / $126 for Phinizy Center Members Dates: Wednesdays from 1:30 - 4:30 PM beginning September 23rd / Six Week Course Levels: Beginner to Advanced Location: Phinizy Swamp Nature Park Floodplain Deck Outdoor Classroom (on Main Boardwalk) Supplies: Students bring their own supplies. A full list will be provided. Join expert instructor Dick Dunlap to learn the beautiful art of plein air oil painting on canvas in partnership with Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art. Register early - class…

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October 2015

Swamp Saturday Hikes

October 3, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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Free for Members / $2 for Nonmembers Enjoy a guided, leisurely hike through approximately 2.5 miles of nature park trails. Children & adults will enjoy viewing the variety of wildlife and learning about the diverse plant life & importance of urban wetland ecology. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. Strollers are welcome. No dogs, please. We leave from the Swamp Shop & Visitor’s Center at 9:30AM. Spaces are limited. Free for children ages 3 and…

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Children’s Playspace Build

October 17, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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Phinizy Center is looking for volunteers to work on a special project building a children’s interactive & educational playspace using natural & recycled/repurposed materials. Volunteers are needed to be a part of these special workdays to construct a selected component of the playground under the guidance of a skilled leader. Volunteers should be prepared to work within a group and do basic construction work such as painting, hammering, drilling, heavy lifting, etc. Do you have your own hammer or battery…

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Children’s Playspace Build

October 31, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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Phinizy Center is looking for volunteers to work on a special project building a children’s interactive & educational playspace using natural & recycled/repurposed materials. Volunteers are needed to be a part of these special workdays to construct a selected component of the playground under the guidance of a skilled leader. Volunteers should be prepared to work within a group and do basic construction work such as painting, hammering, drilling, heavy lifting, etc. Do you have your own hammer or battery…

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January 2016

Children’s Hike with Story Time

January 9, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per child (free for Friends of Phinizy) Bring your children for a nature hike designed especially for them! They will enjoy a story before they begin their time exploring and experiencing nature first-hand.  For more information, call 706-396-1424 or email info@phinizycenter.org. Due to the flooding of some paths and trails, this month's Children's Hike has been cancelled. We hope to see you next month!

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Waterfowl Hike

January 23, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$5 per person (Free for Friends of Phinizy) Come to Phinizy Swamp Nature Park to see who's flown south for the winter!! Enjoy a walking/driving field trip through Phinizy Swamp's constructed wetlands in search of some of the Nature Park's many wintering waterfowl. Delight in sightings of Green and Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Ring-necked Duck, Hooded Merganser, Pied Billed Grebe, Cormorant, and more! Register online below or by calling 706-396-1426.

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March 2016

Stream Explorers

March 19, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

$2 per person (free for Friends of Phinizy) Become an aquatic ecologist for a day! Aquatic Food Web This is a fun family exploration as you join our scientists in the creek (waders provided) and in the laboratory as you learn some of the methods that we use to determine the condition of our lakes and streams. You will use different techniques to sample and analyze for organic material, algae, zooplankton, aquatic insects, and fish to understand how each of…

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April 2016

Yoga in the Park

April 9, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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Due to instructor availability, Yoga in the Park has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Yoga means 'union,' and when it's practiced outdoors it seems like the union with nature, humanity, and the universe is truly felt. Being outside can intensify the yoga experience in many ways - focusing awareness, breathing deeply, practicing stillness. Please meet at The Swamp Shop & Visitor’s Center. This class is for ALL LEVELS, please bring with you your yoga mat & water. (Our…

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June 2016

Children’s Hike with Story Time

June 11, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per child (free for Friends of Phinizy) Bring your children (toddlers to age 8) for a nature hike designed especially for them! They will enjoy a story before they begin their time exploring and experiencing nature first-hand.  For more information, call 706-396-1424 or email info@phinizycenter.org. Registration is full for this month's hike. Please join us next month!

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July 2016

Drawing Patterns from Nature

July 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$90 per person / $80 for Friends of Phinizy (Cost includes both sessions and all needed materials.) Class Dates: July 9th and August 13th, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Lead by local artist Jay Jacobs, this class is appropriate for the beginner and for those who want to brush up on their skills or to look at Phinizy in a new way through their art. The first of the two sessions will focus on recognizing patterns in nature.  You will receive instruction…

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Children’s Hike with Story Time

July 9, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per child (free for Friends of Phinizy) Bring your children (toddlers to age 8) for a nature hike designed especially for them! They will enjoy a story before they begin their time exploring and experiencing nature first-hand.  For more information, call 706-396-1424 or email info@phinizycenter.org. This month's children's hike is full. Please join us next month!

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4H Family Yoga in the Park

July 16, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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Free! 4H is offering a program for youth and their parents: 4-H Family Yoga! Join in every 3rd Saturday of the month starting at 9 AM, at Phinizy Swamp for a low pressure, fun, and relaxing yoga class for all experience levels. The class will meet at the Visitor Center. Some of the benefits of yoga include:  Improved Concentration and Focus * Increased Self Esteem * Improved Listening Skills * Improved Overall Health * Improved Stress Levels * Improved Behavior Our Certified Instructors will…

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Plein Air Oil Painting Workshop

July 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$120 per person / $100 for Friends of Phinizy Wednesdays, July 20 – August 10 9:00 AM – Noon Well known teacher and painter, Dick Dunlap, will be the instructor for a four week Plein Air (in the open air), oil on canvas painting course. This small, intimate class will be made up of only eight students so that Dick will have an opportunity to work individually with each participant. You will learn the techniques used to interpret a scene; how…

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August 2016

Children’s Hike with Story Time

August 13, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per child (free for Friends of Phinizy) Bring your children (toddlers to age 8) for a nature hike designed especially for them! They will enjoy a story before they begin their time exploring and experiencing nature first-hand.  Meet at the Visitor Center at 9:30 AM. For more information, call 706-396-1424 or email info@phinizycenter.org. Registration is full for this month's Children's Hike. Please join us next month!

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September 2016

Children’s Hike with Story Time

September 10, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per child (free for Friends of Phinizy) Bring your children (toddlers to age 8) for a nature hike designed especially for them! They will enjoy a story before they begin their time exploring and experiencing nature first-hand.  Meet at the Visitor Center at 9:30 AM. For more information, call 706-396-1424 or email info@phinizycenter.org. All spaces for this month's Children's Hike have been filled. Please join us in October!

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National Public Lands Day

September 24, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. NPLD 2016 will take place on Saturday, September 24. Volunteers are needed to be a part of this special workday from 8:30am to 12pm to help clear invasive plant species from within the Nature Park. This project is open to individuals and groups/organizations. Snacks & cold drinks will be provided. For more information call (706) 396-1426, email info@phinizycenter.org, or complete the form below.

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October 2016

Dash of the Dead: 2016 Swamp Stomp Fun Run

October 8, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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We're sorry, but due to Hurricane Matthew and the expected rain in our area, we've had to cancel our annual park fundraiser Dash of the Dead.    

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Swamp Bike Saturday

October 15, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per person (Free for Friends of Phinizy) Enjoy a guided, gentle bike ride through approximately 7 miles of wetlands trails. Children & adults will enjoy viewing the variety of wildlife and learning about the diverse plant life & importance of urban wetland ecology. Please bring your own bike, wear comfortable closed-toed shoes & bring water to drink. Helmets are required. We leave from the Swamp Shop & Visitor's Center at 9:30 AM. Please register below or by calling 706-396-1426.

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Rivers Alive Cleanup

October 22, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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Georgia's 70,150 miles of streams and rivers need your help! Our waterways provide us with fresh drinking water, great recreational opportunities like canoeing and fishing, and they serve as a pleasant respite from our busy day to day lives. This is your opportunity to help protect one of our most precious resources...water! October 22 marks the Creek Freak’s Annual River’s Alive cleanup. Join our team as we clear the trash out of Butler Creek and the Mayor’s Fish’n Hole. We…

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Halloween Family Camping Night

October 29, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - October 30, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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We're sorry but the Family Camping Night is SOLD OUT!  We hope you will check back with us for our next Family Camping event in the spring.      Camp out under the stars at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park and enjoy an evening of activities, camp fire eats, and more! Family activities include: Campers, come dressed up in your Halloween costumes on Saturday night! Children's (non-spooky) Campsite Trick or Treat Guided Night-time Cemetery Walk Cabela's Family Activities & Give-Aways Fun Halloween…

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November 2016

Supermoon Hike

November 14, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$10 per person ($5 for Friends of Phinizy) Join us for this Special Supermoon Hike Event, when a record-breaking supermoon will brighten the night sky later this month.  The November full moon is not only the closest full moon of 2016,  but also the closest full moon since 1948.  The full moon won’t come this close to Earth again until Nov. 25, 2034. Viewing it at Phinizy will also allow you to enjoy the night sounds of the Swamp! Join us…

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December 2016

Swamp Treks

December 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am
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Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$10 per person ($8 Friends of Phinizy) Swamp Treks will bring nature to life for 3rd – 8th grade children. Focused on making the outdoors exciting, Swamp Treks makes it fun to gain respect for the environment and to enjoy wildlife. Split into two age groups, 3rd – 5th, and 6th – 8th, children will explore a new topic each month. Each morning starts with a hike that leads into a hands-on nature based activity. Regular participation is not required, but is welcome!…

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January 2017

Swamp Saturday Hike

January 7, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per person (free for Friends of Phinizy) Enjoy a guided, leisurely hike through approximately 2.5 miles of nature park trails. Children & adults will enjoy viewing the variety of wildlife and learning about the diverse plant life & importance of urban wetland ecology. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. No dogs, please. We leave from the Swamp Shop & Visitor’s Center at 9:30 AM. Spaces are limited. Free for children ages 3 and under.…

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February 2017

Walk Your Pet Hike

February 4, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per person (Free for Friends of Phinizy) Enjoy a guided, leisurely hike through approximately 2.5 miles of nature park trails with your 4 legged best friend. Pets & their humans will enjoy viewing the variety of wildlife and learning about the diverse plant life & importance of urban wetland ecology. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. Strollers are welcome. Dogs must be leashed. We leave from the Swamp Shop & Visitor’s Center at 9:30AM. 

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Full Moon Walk

February 10, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$10 per person ($5 for Friends of Phinizy) From the serenade of tree frogs to the soothing calls of Barred Owls, the sounds of the Swamp come alive at night! Join us as we celebrate a walk in the light of a full moon by taking you on a guided, leisurely hike through the Nature Park trails. Children & adults will enjoy the beauty of the evening. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. Strollers are…

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Puddle Ducks: Kids & Caregivers Club

February 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$5 per child Bring your little ones (through age 5) out on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10 AM for a great time together with stories, crafts and hands-on fun in nature! For more information, call 706-396-1428 or email kim.dillard@phinizycenter.org. If you have already registered but for some reason should need to cancel your reservation, please call 706-396-1428.

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March 2017

Walk Your Pet Hike

March 4, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per person (Free for Friends of Phinizy) Enjoy a guided, leisurely hike through approximately 2.5 miles of nature park trails with your 4 legged best friend. Pets & their humans will enjoy viewing the variety of wildlife and learning about the diverse plant life & importance of urban wetland ecology. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. Strollers are welcome. Dogs must be leashed. We leave from the Swamp Shop & Visitor’s Center at 9:30AM. 

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Children’s Hike with Story Time

March 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per child (free for Friends of Phinizy) Bring your children (toddlers to age 8) for a nature hike designed especially for them! They will enjoy a story before or after they spend their time exploring and experiencing nature first-hand.  Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. No dogs, please. We meet at the Visitor Center Swamp Shop.  Please come early to sign in. Spaces are limited, so register early! (Accompanying adults are always free!) *Groups, clubs or organizations please…

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Swamp Bike Saturday

March 11, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per person (Free for Friends of Phinizy) Enjoy a guided, gentle bike ride through approximately 7 miles of wetlands trails. Children & adults will enjoy viewing the variety of wildlife and learning about the diverse plant life & importance of urban wetland ecology. Please bring your own bike, wear comfortable closed-toed shoes & bring water to drink. Helmets are required. We leave from the Swamp Shop & Visitor's Center at 9:30 AM. To view our privacy and refund policy…

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Star Gazing at Phinizy

March 11, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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Free! Presented by the Astronomy Club of Augusta, guests will enjoy the beauty of this evening viewing craters of the moon & various constellations through telescopes & binoculars provided by the club. (Please feel free to visit their website: www.angelfire.com/ga/astronomyclubaugusta/ ) Hot chocolate, coffee, & tea will be available in the visitors center for a nominal fee. Please bring a blanket or towel to lie on, your camp chair & binoculars. We recommend wearing layered clothing and bringing bug repellent.…

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April 2017

Puddle Ducks Alligator Egg Hunt

April 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$5 per child Bring your little ones (through age 5) out on Tuesday April 11th for our unique Alligator (Eater) Egg Hunt! For more information, call 706-396-1424 or email info@phinizycenter.org. If you have already registered but for some reason should need to cancel your reservation, please call 706-396-1424. To view our privacy and refund policy click here. We're sorry, but this event has sold out.  

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General Nature Photography Workshop

April 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$12 per person ($6 Friends of Phinizy) Overview See Phinizy Swamp Nature Park in a brand new way after this workshop on basic nature photography by Ed Belinski (see bio below), covering the use of digital cameras. The workshop will discuss camera techniques for the three genres of nature photography: scenic, wildlife, and close-ups (flowers and insects). Bring any photography equipment you already have and wear comfortable walking shoes. Where The morning’s activities will begin in the Education Building Classroom. (This…

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Earth Day Augusta

April 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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Free! The City of Augusta, Augusta University and Phinizy Center invite you to join us for this year's Earth Day Celebration. Enjoy entertainment, local arts & crafts, green business vendors, food, family activities and more! For details and information, see the official Earth Day Augusta website.

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May 2017

Swamp Bike Saturday

May 13, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per person (Free for Friends of Phinizy) Enjoy a guided, gentle bike ride through approximately 7 miles of wetlands trails. Children & adults will enjoy viewing the variety of wildlife and learning about the diverse plant life & importance of urban wetland ecology. Please bring your own bike, wear comfortable closed-toed shoes & bring water to drink. Helmets are required. We leave from the Swamp Shop & Visitor's Center at 9:30 AM. To view our privacy and refund policy…

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Phinizy Birding Festival

May 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - May 21, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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Cost for the weekend: $40 ($30 for Friends of Phinizy) There is an extra fee of $10.00 if you would like a boxed lunch for Saturday's group lunch & discussion. To view our privacy and refund policy click here. Join us for this fun and informative weekend! More details available on the Phinizy Birding Festival page.

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Phinizy Family Camping

May 27, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - May 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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Cost per Group – $39 ($29 Friends of Phinizy) (A group is up to 6 campers. $5 per additional camper per site.) Camp out under the stars at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park and enjoy an evening of activities, camp fire eats, and more! Family Camping activities include:  Hot dog grill for dinner Campfire with hot chocolate & s'mores Cabela's games & activities Survival and camp craft skills & demos by former U.S Navy Survival Instructor  Mike Whitten Outdoor Family-Friendly Movie  Campfire…

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June 2017

National Trails Day Swamp Saturday Hike

June 3, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per person (free for Friends of Phinizy) Enjoy a guided, leisurely hike through approximately 2.5 miles of nature park trails. Children & adults will enjoy viewing the variety of wildlife and learning about the diverse plant life & importance of urban wetland ecology. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. No dogs, please. We leave from the Swamp Shop & Visitor’s Center at 9:30AM. Spaces are limited. Free for children ages 3 and under. *Groups,…

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National Trails Day Swamp Saturday Pet Hike

June 3, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per person (Free for Friends of Phinizy) Enjoy a guided, leisurely hike through approximately 2.5 miles of nature park trails with your 4 legged best friend. Pets & their humans will enjoy viewing the variety of wildlife and learning about the diverse plant life & importance of urban wetland ecology. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. Strollers are welcome. Dogs must be leashed. We leave from the Swamp Shop & Visitor’s Center at 9:30AM.…

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Full Moon Walk

June 9, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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One event on July 9, 2017 at 9:00pm

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$10 per person ($5 for Friends of Phinizy) From the serenade of tree frogs to the soothing calls of Barred Owls, the sounds of the Swamp come alive at night! Join us as we celebrate a walk in the light of a full moon by taking you on a guided, leisurely hike through the Nature Park trails. Children & adults will enjoy the beauty of the evening. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. Strollers are…

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Puddle Ducks: Kids & Caregivers Club

June 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$5 per child (free for Friends of Phinizy) Bring your little ones (through age 5) out on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10 AM for a great time together with stories, crafts and hands-on fun in nature! For more information, call 706-396-1424 or email info@phinizycenter.org. If you have already registered but for some reason should need to cancel your reservation, please call 706-396-1424.  

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Nature Printing on Paper

June 24, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$50 per person ($40 Friends of Phinizy) Join master Nature Printer and teacher John Doughty at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park for this one day class on the nature printing of plants. The process is easy and fun, and no prior experience is needed. The art is already in the plants! All materials are provided. Old clothes or an apron is suggested as the inks are permanent. Please bring a sack lunch with you. There will be a half hour break…

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July 2017

Swamp Saturday Hike

July 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating until January 1, 2019

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per person (free for Friends of Phinizy) Enjoy a guided, leisurely hike through approximately 2.5 miles of nature park trails. Children & adults will enjoy viewing the variety of wildlife and learning about the diverse plant life & importance of urban wetland ecology. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. No dogs, please. We meet at the Visitor Center Swamp Shop.  Please come early to sign in. Spaces are limited. Free for children ages 3…

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August 2017

National Honey Bee Day at Phinizy

August 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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National Honey Bee Day at Phinizy Swamp will be a morning filled with family fun and tasty treats! Activities will include honey tasting from local beekeepers, a honey based bake-off, face painting, games and crafts, educational classes and information about pollinators, and live music from The Wynn’s! Bring your friends and family, a picnic blanket and enjoy sweet iced tea and entertainment. Local chefs will judge homemade honey desserts with prizes awarded to the winners, so bring your best homemade…

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September 2017

Walk Your Pet Hike

September 2, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per person (Free for Friends of Phinizy) Enjoy a guided, leisurely hike through approximately 2.5 miles of nature park trails with your 4 legged best friend. Pets & their humans will enjoy viewing the variety of wildlife and learning about the diverse plant life & importance of urban wetland ecology. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. Strollers are welcome. Dogs must be leashed. We leave from the Swamp Shop & Visitor’s Center at 9:30AM. 

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General Nature Photography Workshop

September 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$10.00

$5 Members / $10 Nonmembers Overview See Phinizy Swamp Nature Park in a brand new way after this workshop on basic nature photography by Ed Belinski (see bio below), covering the use of digital cameras. The workshop will discuss camera techniques for the three genres of nature photography: scenic, wildlife, and close-ups (flowers and insects). Where The morning’s activities will begin in the Education Classroom at the Nature Park's main campus. How to Prepare Bring any photography equipment you already…

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National Public Lands Day

September 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. NPLD 2016 will take place on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Volunteers are needed to be a part of this special workday from 8:30am to 12pm to help clear invasive plant species from within the Nature Park. This project is open to individuals and groups/organizations. Snacks & cold drinks will be provided. For more information call (706) 396-1426, email info@phinizycenter.org, or complete the form below.

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October 2017

Swing & Sway at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

October 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$15

Swing and Sway will be an evening celebration full of live music, local food vendors, and dancing. In collaboration with Garden City Jazz live music will play at 7:00 PM  on the first Saturday in October, at the Phinizy Swamp event field. You are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair, beverages, bug spray, and a dancing spirt. To register or for more information, email our Event Manager, at Gina.Lusignan@phinzycenter.org or call 706.396.1416 Price per ticket: $10.00 in…

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Halloween Family Camping Night

October 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - October 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$39 per Group ($29 per Group for Friends of Phinizy) (A group is up to 6 campers. $5 per additional camper per site. Maximum of 12 campers per campsite.) To view our privacy and refund policy click here. Camp out under the stars at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park and enjoy an evening of activities, camp fire eats, and more! Family activities include: Campers, come dressed up in your Halloween costumes on Saturday night! Children's (non-spooky) Campsite Trick or Treat Guided Night-time…

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Puddle Ducks Special Event: Spookduckular

October 31, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$5 per child Bring your little ones (through age 5) out on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10 AM for a great time together with stories, crafts and hands-on fun in nature! For more information, call 706-396-1424 or email info@phinizycenter.org. If you have already registered but for some reason should need to cancel your reservation, please call 706-396-1428. To view our privacy and refund policy click here. **Registration for this event is closed. We are SOLD OUT of tickets.…

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November 2017

Walk Your Pet Hike

November 4, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per person (Free for Friends of Phinizy) Enjoy a guided, leisurely hike through approximately 2.5 miles of nature park trails with your 4 legged best friend. Pets & their humans will enjoy viewing the variety of wildlife and learning about the diverse plant life & importance of urban wetland ecology. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. Strollers are welcome. Dogs must be leashed. We leave from the Swamp Shop & Visitor’s Center at 9:30AM. 

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January 2018

Swamp Saturday Hike

January 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per person (free for Friends of Phinizy) Enjoy a guided, leisurely hike through approximately 2.5 miles of nature park trails. Children & adults will enjoy viewing the variety of wildlife and learning about the diverse plant life & importance of urban wetland ecology. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. No dogs, please. We meet at the Visitor Center Swamp Shop.  Please come a little early to sign in and be prepared to show a receipt,…

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Children’s Hike with Story Time

January 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per child (free for Friends of Phinizy) Bring your children (toddlers to age 8) for a nature hike designed especially for them! They will enjoy a story before or after they spend their time exploring and experiencing nature first-hand.  Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. No dogs, please. We meet at the Visitor Center Swamp Shop.  Please come early to sign in. Spaces are limited, so register early! (Accompanying adults are always free!) *Groups, clubs or organizations please…

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February 2018

Swamp Saturday Hike

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per person (free for Friends of Phinizy) Enjoy a guided, leisurely hike through approximately 2.5 miles of nature park trails. Children & adults will enjoy viewing the variety of wildlife and learning about the diverse plant life & importance of urban wetland ecology. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. No dogs, please. We meet at the Visitor Center Swamp Shop.  Please come a little early to sign in and be prepared to show a receipt,…

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Children’s Hike with Story Time

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per child (free for Friends of Phinizy) Bring your children (toddlers to age 8) for a nature hike designed especially for them! They will enjoy a story before or after they spend their time exploring and experiencing nature first-hand.  Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. No dogs, please. We meet at the Visitor Center Swamp Shop.  Please come early to sign in. Spaces are limited, so register early! (Accompanying adults are always free!) *Groups, clubs or organizations please…

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Swamp Bike Saturday

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on April 28, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on October 27, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on December 22, 2018 at 9:00am

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per person (Free for Friends of Phinizy) Enjoy a guided, gentle bike ride through approximately 7 miles of wetlands trails. Children & adults will enjoy viewing the variety of wildlife and learning about the diverse plant life & importance of urban wetland ecology. Please bring your own bike, wear comfortable closed-toed shoes & bring water to drink. Helmets are required.  Dogs must be leashed. We leave from the Swamp Shop & Visitor’s Center.  Please come a little early to sign in and be…

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March 2018

Swamp Saturday Hike

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per person (free for Friends of Phinizy) Enjoy a guided, leisurely hike through approximately 2.5 miles of nature park trails. Children & adults will enjoy viewing the variety of wildlife and learning about the diverse plant life & importance of urban wetland ecology. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. No dogs, please. We meet at the Visitor Center Swamp Shop.  Please come a little early to sign in and be prepared to show a receipt,…

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Children’s Hike with Story Time

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per child (free for Friends of Phinizy) Bring your children (toddlers to age 8) for a nature hike designed especially for them! They will enjoy a story before or after they spend their time exploring and experiencing nature first-hand.  Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. No dogs, please. We meet at the Visitor Center Swamp Shop.  Please come early to sign in. Spaces are limited, so register early! (Accompanying adults are always free!) *Groups, clubs or organizations please…

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Forest Communities Spring Wildflower Course 2018

March 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until April 30, 2018

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States

Flowers of the Forest General Topics will Include: Natural Forest Habitats such as: Bottomland Hardwood Forest Mixed Hardwood Forest Riverine Forest Deciduous Forest Oak-Hickory Forest Understory Wildflowers Plant Diversity Basic Nomenclature Register Online Now Identification of Trees and Wildflowers using: Leaf Type, Leaf Shape, Leaf Arrangement Flower Type, Flower Symmetry & more! Upcoming Courses Fall 2018 - Foreest Communities: Basic Dendrology Identification using geographic location and tree bark & leaves Winter 2019 - Forest Communities: Winter Dendrology Identification using bark,…

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Swamp Spring Cleaning

March 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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Spring Cleaning is a worldwide tradition dating as far back as 560 B.C.E! We invite you to join us as we celebrate the beginning of warmer days by cleaning up trails & board walks, followed by a hotdog grill for lunch. No dogs or strollers please. We meet at the Swamp Shop & Visitor’s Center at 9:00AM. Please register online below or by calling (706) 396-1410.

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Full Moon Hikes

March 31 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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One event on July 27, 2018 at 9:00pm

One event on November 23, 2018 at 9:00pm

One event on December 22, 2018 at 9:00pm

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$10 per person ($5 for Friends of Phinizy) From the serenade of tree frogs to the soothing calls of Barred Owls, the sounds of the Swamp come alive at night! Join us as we celebrate a walk in the light of a full moon by taking you on a guided, leisurely hike through the Nature Park trails. Children & adults will enjoy the beauty of the evening. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. Strollers are welcome.…

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April 2018

Swamp Saturday Hike

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per person (free for Friends of Phinizy) Enjoy a guided, leisurely hike through approximately 2.5 miles of nature park trails. Children & adults will enjoy viewing the variety of wildlife and learning about the diverse plant life & importance of urban wetland ecology. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. No dogs, please. We meet at the Visitor Center Swamp Shop.  Please come a little early to sign in and be prepared to show a receipt,…

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May 2018

Swamp Saturday Hike

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per person (free for Friends of Phinizy) Enjoy a guided, leisurely hike through approximately 2.5 miles of nature park trails. Children & adults will enjoy viewing the variety of wildlife and learning about the diverse plant life & importance of urban wetland ecology. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. No dogs, please. We meet at the Visitor Center Swamp Shop.  Please come a little early to sign in and be prepared to show a receipt,…

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Phinizy Family Camping – CANCELLED

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - May 20 @ 12:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED $40 per Group ($30 per Group for Friends of Phinizy) (A group is up to 6 campers. $5 per additional camper per site. Maximum of 12 campers per campsite.)   Camp out under the stars at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park and enjoy an evening of activities, camp fire eats, and more! Family Camping activities include: Hot dog grill for dinner Campfire with S’mores Family Games and Activities Indoor Family-Friendly Movie Campfire sing along Morning nature hike…

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June 2018

Swamp Saturday Hike

June 2 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per person (free for Friends of Phinizy) Enjoy a guided, leisurely hike through approximately 2.5 miles of nature park trails. Children & adults will enjoy viewing the variety of wildlife and learning about the diverse plant life & importance of urban wetland ecology. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. No dogs, please. We meet at the Visitor Center Swamp Shop.  Please come a little early to sign in and be prepared to show a receipt,…

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Children’s Hike with Story Time

June 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per child (free for Friends of Phinizy) Bring your children (toddlers to age 8) for a nature hike designed especially for them! They will enjoy a story before or after they spend their time exploring and experiencing nature first-hand.  Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. No dogs, please. We meet at the Visitor Center Swamp Shop.  Please come early to sign in. Spaces are limited, so register early! (Accompanying adults are always free!) *Groups, clubs or organizations please…

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July 2018

Swamp Saturday Hike

July 7 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per person (free for Friends of Phinizy) Enjoy a guided, leisurely hike through approximately 2.5 miles of nature park trails. Children & adults will enjoy viewing the variety of wildlife and learning about the diverse plant life & importance of urban wetland ecology. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. No dogs, please. We meet at the Visitor Center Swamp Shop.  Please come a little early to sign in and be prepared to show a receipt,…

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Children’s Hike with Story Time

July 14 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per child (free for Friends of Phinizy) Bring your children (toddlers to age 8) for a nature hike designed especially for them! They will enjoy a story before or after they spend their time exploring and experiencing nature first-hand.  Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. No dogs, please. We meet at the Visitor Center Swamp Shop.  Please come early to sign in. Spaces are limited, so register early! (Accompanying adults are always free!) *Groups, clubs or organizations please…

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Nature Printing on Fabric

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$50 per person ($40 Friends of Phinizy) Join Master Nature Printer and teacher John Doughty at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park for this one day class on the nature printing of plants. The process is easy and fun, and no prior experience is needed. The art is already in the plants! All materials are provided. (This includes cloth and a tote bag. Participants can also print their own tee shirt if they desire.) Old clothes or an apron is suggested as…

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August 2018

Swamp Saturday Hike

August 4 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per person (free for Friends of Phinizy) Enjoy a guided, leisurely hike through approximately 2.5 miles of nature park trails. Children & adults will enjoy viewing the variety of wildlife and learning about the diverse plant life & importance of urban wetland ecology. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. No dogs, please. We meet at the Visitor Center Swamp Shop.  Please come a little early to sign in and be prepared to show a receipt,…

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Children’s Hike with Story Time

August 11 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per child (free for Friends of Phinizy) Bring your children (toddlers to age 8) for a nature hike designed especially for them! They will enjoy a story before or after they spend their time exploring and experiencing nature first-hand.  Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. No dogs, please. We meet at the Visitor Center Swamp Shop.  Please come early to sign in. Spaces are limited, so register early! (Accompanying adults are always free!) *Groups, clubs or organizations please…

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September 2018

Swamp Saturday Hike

September 1 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per person (free for Friends of Phinizy) Enjoy a guided, leisurely hike through approximately 2.5 miles of nature park trails. Children & adults will enjoy viewing the variety of wildlife and learning about the diverse plant life & importance of urban wetland ecology. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. No dogs, please. We meet at the Visitor Center Swamp Shop.  Please come a little early to sign in and be prepared to show a receipt,…

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Children’s Hike with Story Time

September 8 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per child (free for Friends of Phinizy) Bring your children (toddlers to age 8) for a nature hike designed especially for them! They will enjoy a story before or after they spend their time exploring and experiencing nature first-hand.  Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. No dogs, please. We meet at the Visitor Center Swamp Shop.  Please come early to sign in. Spaces are limited, so register early! (Accompanying adults are always free!) *Groups, clubs or organizations please…

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Puddle Ducks: Kids & Caregivers Club

September 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$5 per child Bring your little ones (through age 5) out on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10 AM for a great time together with stories, crafts and hands-on fun in nature! For more information, call 706-396-1428 or email kim.dillard@phinizycenter.org. If you have already registered but for some reason should need to cancel your reservation, please call 706-396-1428.

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Fall Migration Bird Walk

September 22 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$5 per person (Free for Friends of Phinizy) Enjoy a crisp fall morning on a hunt for migrating warblers. We will also delight in lingering summer residents and arriving winter residents. Fall can be an exciting time for birding - come join the fun! We will meet in the front parking lot.

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October 2018

Swamp Saturday Hike

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per person (free for Friends of Phinizy) Enjoy a guided, leisurely hike through approximately 2.5 miles of nature park trails. Children & adults will enjoy viewing the variety of wildlife and learning about the diverse plant life & importance of urban wetland ecology. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. No dogs, please. We meet at the Visitor Center Swamp Shop.  Please come a little early to sign in and be prepared to show a receipt,…

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Puddle Ducks: Kids & Caregivers Club

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$5 per child Bring your little ones (through age 5) out on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10 AM for a great time together with stories, crafts and hands-on fun in nature! For more information, call 706-396-1428 or email kim.dillard@phinizycenter.org. If you have already registered but for some reason should need to cancel your reservation, please call 706-396-1428.

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Children’s Hike with Story Time

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until January 1, 2019

Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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$2 per child (free for Friends of Phinizy) Bring your children (toddlers to age 8) for a nature hike designed especially for them! They will enjoy a story before or after they spend their time exploring and experiencing nature first-hand.  Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes & bring water to drink. No dogs, please. We meet at the Visitor Center Swamp Shop.  Please come early to sign in. Spaces are limited, so register early! (Accompanying adults are always free!) *Groups, clubs or organizations please…

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Rivers Alive Cleanup

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road
Augusta, GA 30906 United States
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Georgia's 70,150 miles of streams and rivers need your help! Our waterways provide us with fresh drinking water, great recreational opportunities like canoeing and fishing, and they serve as a pleasant respite from our busy day to day lives. This is your opportunity to help protect one of our most precious resources...water! October 20 marks this year's Creek Freak’s Annual River’s Alive cleanup. Join our team as we clear the trash out of Butler Creek and the Mayor’s Fish’n Hole.…

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