Hampton, Georgia 30228
Clayton County Water Authority webpage
Melvin L. Newman Wetlands Center webpage
Melvin L. Newman Wetlands Center self-guided walk brochure
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Clayton Co. Water Authority (please consider a more specific location)
Coordinates: 33.4720637, -84.3058527
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Tips for birding Clayton County Water Authority
These sites, owned and operated by the Clayton County Water Authority, are the metro area’s singular best all-around birding area if you are looking for variance in habitat and species. The E. L. Huie facility is one of the best inland locations for shorebirds and waterfowl in the state. There are five ponds inside the facility, and birders can drive the dikes for good views at each pond. The Newman Wetlands Center has trails and boardwalks through wetlands and woodlands and yields a variety of birds, particularly during migration. The self-guided boardwalk tour through the wetlands can yield Prothonotary and Kentucky Warblers, and Louisiana Waterthrush during the breeding season.
Take I-75 south beyond I-285 to US-19/41 (Tara Blvd., exit 235); drive south for 8.2 miles to Freeman Road and turn left. The Clayton County Authority office is a quarter-mile down Freeman Rd. on the right. The pond complex is across the street. The Wetlands Center is farther down Freeman Road on the right, just beyond the bridge.
From Atlanta Audubon Society
About Melvin L. Newman Wetlands Center
Melvin L. Newman Wetlands Center (NWC) is the focal point of the Clayton County Water Authority’s community education efforts. The Newman Wetlands Center was created to demonstrate the importance of preserving wetlands environments and to provide public education in matters of natural resource conservation.
Since its opening in 1995, the Wetlands Center has hosted more than 300,000 visitors from all over Georgia and the world. NWC provides lessons & interpretive experiences on wetlands ecology, conservation, and watershed protection.
CCWA has long been recognized as a leader in the water industry for our environmentally sound approach to wastewater treatment and resource management. As part of our continuing commitment to the community, we provide access to the Wetlands Center so that our visitors here will understand the crucial role that wetlands play in the cycle of water.
Through innovative programs such as constructed wetlands treatment and the development of systems for producing marketable compost and fertilizer products from solid waste, we have set the standard in Georgia and the southeast for water provision and wastewater service.
From Melvin L. Newman Wetlands Center webpage