Conservation in Chicopee Woods

Did you know that Elachee Nature Science Center is legally responsible for protecting and preserving over 1,900 acres within the Chicopee Woods Area Park

Preserving an Ecosystem, Protecting a Georgia Natural Treasure

Ongoing conservation projects ensure the Area Park, and within it the 1,440-acre Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve, is a healthy forest and wetland teeming with native ecosystems. Elachee’s constant vigil takes specialized expertise to assess and minimize risk from outside influences that can make thriving ecosystems vulnerable. From collecting data on wildlife and plant communities, ensuring safety and accessibility among the eight miles of public hiking trails, to monitoring water quality and habitat health, Elachee’s role in managing one Georgia’s largest and most ecologically diverse green spaces is an invaluable resource for the region.

Inspiring the Next Generation

The Elachee organization promotes environmental literacy and stewardship by frequently introducing new program topics that keep each visit to Elachee fresh and exciting. Elachee’s expert educators faithfully integrate aspects of our conservation projects into relevant curriculum for students. When put into context, young minds more easily grasp the work of natural world and its importance. LEARN MORE ABOUT ELACHEE’S SUPPLEMENTAL PREK-12 SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Elachee Community Partnerships in Action

Elachee has forged community partnerships to champion projects that enhance the visitor experience to Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve. These include: