Speaker Series: Hiking Atlanta’s Hidden Forests with Jonah McDonald
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- Parking available at the Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center (225 Chester Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30316) or neighboring street parking
- 7:00pm – Presentation begins
- Special thanks to the City of Atlanta for help supporting this Speaker Series
Jonah McDonald is a 10-year Atlanta resident and Appalachian Trail thru-hiker. An educator, naturalist, and outdoorsman, McDonald has worked at an outdoors outfitter, several Atlanta-area independent schools, and is the founder and president of Sure Foot Adventures (an outdoors guide service that leads hiking, camping, backpacking and outdoors education programs). A professional storyteller, McDonald gives performances to groups of all ages. He also leads Bicycle Tours of the Battle of Atlanta.
Eli Dickerson is the Events & Donor Relations Coordinator with Trees Atlanta. He is also the “keeper of the trees”, managing the Atlanta Champion Tree Program through Trees Atlanta for the past 5 years. He has over a decade of experience as a naturalist and environmental educator. He is also a contributing member of the Native Tree Society, collecting data on Atlanta’s tallest, biggest and oldest trees.
Hiking Atlanta’s Hidden Forests: Intown and Out is a compendium of 60 hikes within a 30 mile drive of Georgia’s Capitol dome. Focusing on natural areas within the perimeter and just beyond, with destinations that include old-growth forests, historic ruins, urban art, waterfalls, wetlands and Civil War battlefields. The book introduces readers to Atlanta through the eyes of a professional storyteller and outdoor educator. Best of all, the guidebook shows us the way to great day hiking – without leaving the metro area. Get more information and buy the book at: http://hikingatlanta.com/