2016 New Year’s Day Hike to Rabun Bald with District Leader Marie Dunkle

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Georgia ForestWatch is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization based in North Georgia. All donations are tax deductible.


Your membership helps support our ongoing public education, ecological monitoring, and proactive involvement in the management of Georgia’s National Forests. These 867,510 acres protect critical clean water supplies, rare animal habitat and offer unparalleled recreation opportunities for all Georgians. Your support continues our mission of protecting and promoting the preservation of this legacy for present and future generations.

➜ Member Benefits:

Members receive Forest News, our quarterly newsletter; Action Alerts regarding time-sensitive environmental issues; Outing Alerts to find out about exciting hikes, outings & workshops and a Georgia ForestWatch reusable Totebag.

➜ Membership Levels:

If you want to renew or become a member, please choose your membership level via PayPal*, our payment processing partner.  Just click on one of the following membership levels.

Ways to Donate

Georgia ForestWatch accepts checks, credit card donations, stock, and life insurance. You may give securely on-line OR mail checks to Georgia ForestWatch, 81 Crown Mountain Place, Bldg. C, Suite 200, Dahlonega, GA  30533. Call us if you have any questions: 706-867-0051. All donations are fully tax deductible and help us with all aspects of protecting your forests. These general funds are applied where most urgently needed.

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Memorial/Honorary donations allow you to pay tribute to someone special and help create a lasting forest legacy. Please submit your donation to 81 Crown Mountain Pl, Bldg C, Suite 200, Dahlonega, GA 30533. Be sure to indicate whether your donation is “In Honor” or “In Memory” and the contact information of the individual if you would like acknowledgement sent to them. Please feel free to send any other information you would like to share. Click here for our online form.

Workplace Giving:  You can also make your contribution through workplace giving if your company has an EarthShare program. If it doesn’t have an EarthShare program, contact us to find out how to make that happen!

You may be able to save on taxes and give the money to ForestWatch! Uncle Sam may forgive the tax that you owe on an IRA withdrawal and give it to ForestWatch! If you are 70½ years old and have a traditional, tax-deferred IRA, the government requires that you take “Required Minimum Distributions” (RMDs) every year. The RMDs are payouts from your IRA that increase each year beyond your 70½ th birthday.  Click here to learn more.

Stock Gifts:  If you would like to donate stocks, bonds, or other securities, please contact our office manager at 706-867-0051. Transferring stock is an excellent way for you to make a donation to ForestWatch because neither you nor ForestWatch pays a capital gains tax on the appreciated value. We sell the stock immediately and you receive notification of the sale price so that you may record the full market value as a charitable deduction.

Life Insurance: You may want to make Georgia ForestWatch the beneficiary of some or all of your life insurance policy if you have grown children and other loved one who are provided for in other ways in your estate plan. Contact your attorney or your life insurance agent to obtain the necessary forms to make Georgia ForestWatch, Inc., a beneficiary (Federal Tax ID 58-2188475).

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