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June 10, 2003  Eternal Reefs and The Reef Ball Foundation will present a program for the Metro Atlanta Group at our June Meeting. Join us to learn how to help restore the world's ocean ecosystems using artificial reefs or "reef balls." A Reef Ball is a designed artificial reef used to restore ailing coral reefs and to create new fishing and scuba diving sites. The original reef ball concept originated with a group of avid divers from UGA who were troubled by the worsening condition of the seas' and oceans' natural reef formations. Reef Balls are the only artificial reef that can be floated and towed behind any size boat!

Eternal Reefs and the Reef Ball Foundation have been featured in recent segments on the Discovery Channel and National Geographic Explorer (MSNBC). The foundation is an international environmental nonprofit group that helps protect natural reef systems through preservation, technology, and innovative public education opportunities. Eternal Reefs was developed in partnership with the foundation to help individuals leave an environmentally positive living legacy after they passed away. Visit the Reef Ball Foundation at: and Eternal Reefs at:


July 8, 2003  Summer Pot-Luck Picnic at Candler Park (across the street from our regular meeting place at Epworth UMC). Bring a dish, favorite beverage, your utensils, and a blanket for a more relaxed social meeting. We'll provide some basic drinks, napkins, and ice. There is a nice playground for the kids to play on. All members and non-members from throughout the Atlanta metro area (including Cobb and Gwinnett Counties) are invited. Picnic starts 30 minutes earlier, at 7:00 pm.

August 12, 2003  Dave Kaufman, engineer/photographer/author and and expert on Peachtree Creek will discuss the evolution of a watershed, the implications of development, and restoration of waterways. He'll show us how Atlanta stacks up against other urban areas in these areas. His photos will be on exhibit at Fernbank Science Center during this time period.

September 9, 2003  Mark Alexander, Wildlands and Wildlife Committee Chair will show his backpacking trip into the Big Ben National Park in southern Texas.

October 14, 2003  Sharon Bagatel of the Atlanta Bicycle Campaign will show how bicycling can be an effective and enjoyable way to get around Atlanta. The Atlanta Group and the Atlanta Bicycle Campaign will hold an "Effective Cycling" class to allow Atlantans to go "car-free" or safely tour the Atlanta area from the seat of your bike. Learn the how-to's (like negotiating traffic), be safe, get exercise and have fun!

November 11, 2003  (tentative) A slide presentation by Natalie Kileen.

December 9, 2003  Holiday Pot-luck Party with our annual slide presentation. Monica and Joe Cook, from Rome, will do a slide show on their recent Etowah River trip (and may have a book published on their travels). This superb slide presentation will mix their interests in the Appalachian Trail, Chattahoochee River, wildflower and their love of photography.


Last updated: 04 Feb 03

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