Keeping it Wild was created in 2005 by several Atlanta citizen-advocates who perceived the need to bring together members of diverse conservation communities in order to promote better stewardship for the natural lands in our area.

KIW connects people to the land and to each other in order to protect and restore the natural and wildlands of Georgia and the Southeast.

The Keeping it Wild Board of Directors includes Atlanta community leaders as well as representatives from local grassroots groups and leading regional and national conservation organizations. I was elected to the Board two months ago.

KIW also offers a wide range of hikes and outings for all skill levels to beautiful Georgia wilderness as well as to green spaces in Atlanta’s backyard. The outings are led by field experts who are knowledgeable about local ecosystems.

There is a very well orchestrated seminar series that features scholars and conservation community leaders from across the country, with a special focus on the perspectives of African Americans and other people of color. They are offered in partnership with Morehouse and Spelman Colleges, Emory University, and other educational institutions.

Saturday, October 9 is the annual Gala dinner organized to help KIW raise funds for next year’s activities.
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