DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs and the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance have launched a “Leave No Trace” campaign to urge visitors to the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve to help preserve the park, located at 3787 Klondike Rd., Stonecrest.
All patrons are welcome to take only pictures and encouraged to “Leave No Trace” during trips to the nature preserve by treading lightly and staying on the bare granite as they walk.
It is imperative to not disturb puddles, sandpits, rock piles or any other part of the rock face. Rare and endangered species live in these innocuous patches and puddles found on the rock outcrop. Staying on the bare granite (gray) will help prevent endangering the natural habitat.
The preserve is home to a variety of rare plant species, which must stay protected for future visitors to enjoy. That includes the vibrant red diamorpha, which explodes into color in the spring, and the yellow daisies that have blanketed the trails this fall. In order to sustain the natural beauty of our ecosystem and wildlife, visitors must adhere to all guidelines of the preserve.
To stay connected and to learn more about the “Leave No Trace” campaign please visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov/parks/leave-no-trace-campaign.
Photographs for the campaign may be submitted via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag, #Preservethepark. Follow the preserve on Twitter and Facebook at @dekalbrpca or Twitter @dekalbparksrec.