Environment Sandy Springs, a nonprofit dedicated to that city’s environmental issues, has announced the next installment of its 2019 seminar series, which is dedicated to expanding our community’s understanding of key environmental issues.

Chris Mowry, Ph.D., an associate on the faculty of Berry College in Rome, will speak May 2 on the robust and somewhat hidden world of wildlife in Sandy Springs. Environment Sandy Springs partnered with Mowry in 2017-18 to conduct a video wildlife study of Sandy Springs’ portion of Marsh Creek. Mowry will be featuring some of the videos and pictures he has captured with the wildlife cameras.

The presentation will take place at Sandy Springs City Hall (1 Galambos Way), Room A from 7 to 9 p.m. Parking is available in the underground garage and on the street. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Mowry’s presentation is the second of the series, following the inaugural seminar featuring Elizabeth Kramer’s Feb. 20 presentation on local water quality and its relationship to development and flooding.

The final seminar in the 2019 series will be Oct. 2, when Tony Giarrusso will speak on the impact that residential and commercial development have on the community’s tree canopy. Details for the final presentations will be issued closer to the event date.

These presentations are being offered in an effort to educate both the community at large and the city’s elected officials and staff on the importance of conserving its natural resources. Unprecedented local development, combined with Sandy Springs’ brief history of managing environmental priorities, has created a need for an educated citizenry so that local environmental resources can be preserved for future generations.

For more information, visit www.environmentsandysprings.org.