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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, 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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Appalachian Trail Powell Mtn Overlook with Melanie 11.1.21

Photos by Melanie Vickers Date: Monday, November 1, 2021Time: 10 – 3 pm Leader(s): Melanie Vickers, Georgia ForestWatch Board MemberLocation: Appalachian Trail – Dicks Creek Gap to Powell Mountain Overlook Outing Description:Fall color should be at its peak as we ascend to Powell Mountain under a canopy of hardwoods. We’ll lunch at a rock outcrop on the summit with […]

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Headwaters of the Chattahoochee with Mallory 11.5.21

Date: Friday, November 5, 2021Time: 9:30 – 3 pmLeader(s): Mallory Pendleton, Headwaters Outreach ManagerMaking it possible: Chattahoochee RiverkeeperLocation: Headwaters of the Chattahoochee Outing Description:Thirty-five hundred feet high into the Blue Ridge Mountains at Chattahoochee Gap, where Jack’s Knob Trail dead ends into the Appalachian Trail, is a simple sign, pointing downhill, with a blue “W” for water. Thus begins […]

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2021 Fall Retreat

Our Annual Fall Retreat is happening in person! We’ll gather Saturday, October 9th, 2021 at the open air Large Day Use Shelter at Lake Winfield Scott.  Rain or shine!  Proof of vaccination required.   Please note:  This is a venue change from previous years and from the initial plans that were mentioned in the sponsor letter.  […]

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