Fact of the Day Image July 12th

Providence Canyon State Park in Georgia is home to Providence Canyon, also known as “The Little Grand Canyon”. This canyon formed because of clearcutting of trees and farming. The land’s history began millions of years ago when sediments were deposited under ancient seas and coastal beaches. These delicate ribbons of sand were protected by trees and other plants. Farming practices and tree clearing in the early 1800s exposed the sandy sediment to the destructive power of unmanaged rainwater runoff. This process, in less than 25 years, created the canyon we see today!

Spectacular Science Providence Canyon Image