Outings and Events

Saving Ash Trees with Jess 5.24.21

Date: Monday, May 24, 2021Time: 10-3pmLeader(s): Jess Riddle, Donna ShearerPartners making it possible: Save Georgia’s Hemlocks & US Forest ServiceLocation: Ash trees near Chattooga River and Lake Russel area Outing Description: Help protect some of the last healthy ash trees in our National Forests against the invasive emerald ash borer! We will use soil injectors to […]

Read More
Advocacy
Outings and Events

Sediment Surveying with Jess 5.21.21

Date: Friday, May 21st, 2021Time: 10-3pmLeader(s): Jess RiddleLocation: Darnell Creek Road, Rabun County Outing Description: Learn how to survey a road and document sedimentation issues! A commitment to survey and submit data for 1 or more priority roads in addition to Darnell Creek by October is appreciated! See the Survey Manual Meeting Place Directions: Piggly Wiggly in […]

Read More
Hikes

Till Ridge with Patricia 5.28.21

Date: Friday, May 28, 2021Time: 9:00 – 3 pmLeader(s): Patricia Kyritsi Howell, RH (AHG)Partners making it possible: BotanoLogos School of Herbal StudiesLocation: Till Ridge / Patterson Gap, Rabun County Outing Description:The Southern Appalachians are home to a dizzying array of plants with a long history of use as medicine and wild foods. On this hike (which will be more of […]

Read More
Hikes

Bartram 5 – Warwoman Dell to Wilson Gap 5.14.21

Photos by Melanie Vickers Date: Friday, May 14, 2021Time: 9:00 – 3 pmLeader(s): Melanie Vickers and Brent MartinPartners making it possible: Blue Ridge Bartram Trail ConservancyLocation: Warwoman Dell to Wilson Gap Outing Description:We’ll hike this section in reverse due to an elevation change of 1300+ feet. We’ll start at Wilson Gap (3220 ft) and hike to Warwoman Dell (1884 ft). […]

Read More
Hikes

Plants of the Cherokee with Mark 5.11.21

Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021Time: 9:30 – 12 pmLeader(s): Mark WarrenLocation: Cooper Gap Outing Description: The Plants of the Cherokee: How to use plants as foods, medicines, crafts, first-aid, and insect repellents as the Native People did. This will be a VERY slow, short walk with lots of information. A notebook is advised. Meeting Place […]

Read More
Advocacy

Clean Mountain Streams 5.7.21

The streams of the southern Appalachians are a major recreation resource, are home to amazing species, and host some of the greatest diversity anywhere in the world. Georgia ForestWatch works to protect streams from sediment and herbicides during Forest Service timber projects, but streams are also threatened by ongoing issues/chronic sources of sediment.  Join us as […]

Read More
Hikes

Till Ridge Cove Patterson Gap with Clayton 4.15.21

Date: Thursday, April 15th, 2021Time: 9:30 – 3 pmLeader(s): Clayton WebsterLocation: Till Ridge Cove/Patterson Gap Rabun County Outing Description: View lush wildflower display on side of Grassy Ridge featuring hundreds of trillium grandiflorum after short walk. For those up for a longer hike, we will travel on up to Nichols Gap to eat lunch with […]

Read More
Hikes

Bartram: Warwoman to Courthouse Gap with Charles 4.16.21

Bartram: Warwoman to Courthouse Gap with Charles 4.16.21 Date: Friday, April 16th, 2021Time: 10 – 2 pmLeader(s): Charles BrownLocation: Warwoman Dell to Courthouse Gap on the Bartram Trail, Chattahoochee National Forest, Rabun County, Georgia Outing Description: We will hike north from Warwoman Dell to Courthouse Gap, observing two waterfalls along the way. The hike will […]

Read More
Hikes

Bartram 4 – Warwoman Dell to Big Rock with Melanie and Brent 4.5.21

photos: Melanie Vickers Date: Monday, April 5th, 2021Time: 10 – 3 pmLeader(s): Melanie Vickers (GAFW Board Member) and Brent Martin (Executive Director- Blue Ridge Bartram Trail Conservancy) Partners making it possible: Blue Ridge Bartram Trail ConservancyLocation: Bartram Trail. Warwoman Dell to Big Rock overlook, Rabun County Georgia Outing Description: We’ll explore the remains of the […]

Read More
Advocacy
Hikes

Charlies Creek Road with Melanie and Eddi 3.23.21

Photos by Melanie Vickers. This Outing is a part of our Clean Mountain Streams Campaign. Charlies Creek Road with Melanie and Eddi 3.23.21 Date: Tuesday, March 23th, 2021Time: 10 – 4 pmLeader(s): Eddie Minche (Appalachian Trail Maintainer), Melanie Vickers (GAFW Board Member)Location: Charlies Creek Road, Towns County Outing Description: The upper Tallulah River is one […]

Read More