Hikes

Paddle Lake Russel with Jim Kathy and Michelle 7.11.21

Date: Sunday, July 11, 2021Time: 10:00 – 3 pmLeader(s): Jim Sullivan, Michelle Stephens, Kathy StegeLocation: Lake Russell Mt Airy Outing Description:paddle/picnic/swim Lake Russell Meeting Place Directions:Lake Russell boat ramp. On U.S. 123 East of Cornelia, near the Mt. Airy, Georgia railroad bridge, turn onto the Lake Russell Recreation Area access road. Drive about 2.5 miles, continue straight keeping lake […]

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High Shoals Falls with Jess 7.9.21

Photo by Jess Riddle Date: Friday, July 9, 2021Time: 10:00 – 5 pmLeader(s): Jess Riddle, GAFW Executive DirectorLocation: High Shoals Falls area, north of Helen but in Towns County Outing Description:The former Tray Mountain Roadless area contains an unusual abundance of both old-growth forests and waterfalls. We will visit two of each. Our first stop will be at Indian […]

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Bartram 6 Wilson Gap to GA/NC Border 6.15.21

Photo by Melanie Vickers Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021Time: 9:00 – 4 pmLeader(s): Brent Martin, Melanie Vickers, Michelle StephensPartners making it possible: Blue Ridge Bartram Trail ConservancyLocation: Wilson Gap to GA/NC Border Outing Description:Join us on the last leg of our Bartram Challenge. We’ll begin the hike at the GA/NC border (Hale Ridge Rd.) and hike ~9.5 miles to Wilson […]

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Advocacy
Outings and Events

Workday! Sediment survey with Jess 6.18.21

Date: Friday, June 18, 2021Time: 10-5pmLeader(s): Jess Riddle, GAFW Executive DirectorLocation: Cashes Valley Road, Gilmer County Outing Description: Fightingtown Creek springs out of the Mountain Roadless Area, and before emptying into the Ocoee River, grows into a large stream enjoyed by paddlers and tubers.  Along the way, it supports diverse aquatic life and flows through mature […]

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Stream Ecology with Becca 6.29.21

Left photo credit: Cecil Sanders Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021Time: 10 – 2 pmLeader(s): Becca Risser, SRWA Executive DirectorPartners making it possible: Soque River Watershed AssociationLocation: Raper Creek, Soque Watershed, Habersham County Outing Description:Join us for a walk in Raper Creek–really, IN the creek–to learn more about the Soque Watershed and the other precious rivers and streams in north Georgia. […]

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Advocacy

Clean Mountain Streams 6.4.21

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 […]

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Saving Ash Trees with Jess 5.24.21

POSTPONEDDate: 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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). […]

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