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Wagon Train Trail with Ken 2.7.22

Date: Monday, February 7, 2022Time: 9 – 1:30 pmLeader(s): Ken CissnaMaking it possible: Benton MacKaye Trail Association (BMTA)Location: Brasstown Bald, Brasstown Wilderness Description:After a short climb from Brasstown Bald Visitors Center, it is 2 miles of gentle downhill on the Wagon Train Trail to the overlook, and then we will return to the parking area. Hearty hikers in the […]

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Winter Solstice Hike at Raven Cliffs with Melanie 12.21.21

Date: Tuesday, December 21, 2021Time: 10 – 3 pmLeader(s): Melanie and Keith VickersLocation: Raven Cliffs Falls Description:Winter Solstice Hike – Join us to celebrate the winter solstice by visiting the dramatic Raven Cliffs Falls. This is a fairly easy hike along an old logging road. We will pass a couple smaller falls before reaching Raven Cliffs where we will […]

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ForestWatch Fall Retreat 2021

Together Again — ForestWatch Fall Retreat 2021By Sue Harmon, Board Member Foothills Landscape Project – J. D. McCrary, Executive Director More than 90 Georgia ForestWatch members and friends gathered on October 9 at the Lake Winfield Scott Pavilion to celebrate the work we’ve done, learn about the work yet to be done, and welcome our […]

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Ocmulgee River Trail with Jess 2.5.22

Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022Time: 10 – 3 pmLeader(s): Jess Riddle, EcologistMaking it possible: Green Leaf Ecological ConsultingLocation: Ocmulgee River Trail, Jasper County Description:Bottomland hardwoods winter tree ID. We’ll see many common floodplain tree species and discuss how they can be identified. We’ll also observe how slight changes in elevation within a floodplain can dramatically alter the habitat. Our […]

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Len Foote Hike Inn Overnight 2.21.22

Date: Monday-Tuesday, February 21-22, 2022Time: 5 pm on the 21st – 3 pm on the 22ndLeader(s): Cliff Shaw, retired forester for the hike back from the Hike InnMaking it possible: Len Foote Hike InnLocation: Amicalola State Park, Ed Jenkins National Recreation Area, Hike Inn Description:The Inn is a sustainably designed Georgia State Park facility nestled in the Chattahoochee National […]

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Longleaf Pine Fieldtrip with Forest Service 12.9.21

Date: Thursday, December 09, 2021Time: 9 – 12 pmLeader(s): William Hunter, District Silviculturist Making it possible: Forest Service, Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, Conasauga Ranger DistrictLocation: Smith Gap Longleaf and Woodland Treatment Areas, Walker County, GA Description:The outing will be a driving tour of woodland and longleaf pine treatments in-progress on the Conasauga Ranger District of the Chattahoochee National Forest in […]

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Keown Falls Geology with Bill 12.16.21

Date: Thursday, December 16, 2021Time: 10 – 2:30 pmLeader(s): Bill Witherspoon | Read more about Bill HEREMaking it possible: Roadside Geology of GeorgiaLocation: Keown Falls, Johns Mountain, and Pilcher Pond (NW GA near Resaca) Description:Roadside Geology of Georgia co-author Bill Witherspoon leads this foray into the Valley and Ridge of northwest Georgia. Observe the topography and vegetation that develop […]

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Mt. Yonah Geology with Bill 11.21.21

Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021Time: 10 – 4 pmLeader(s): Bill Witherspoon | Read more about Bill HEREMaking it possible: Roadside Geology of GeorgiaLocation: Mt. Yonah Description:Mount Yonah is a monadnock (like Stone Mountain), relatively recently isolated from the Blue Ridge escarpment as erosion has gradually gnawed at that southern edge of the highlands. Erosion continues: boulders that probably broke […]

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Conasauga River Cleanup 10.23.21

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021Time: 9 – 12 pmMaking it possible: Keep Dalton/Whitfield Beautiful, Dalton State College, and more!Location: Conasauga River Help at one of the sites for the 27th annual event held in conjunction with Georgia’s Annual Waterway Clean-Up, Rivers Alive, and the United Way of Northwest Georgia’s Make a Difference Day. “The Conasauga River is one […]

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