Month: March 2021

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Hikes

Mapping Workday at Tray with Andrew 3.15.21

This Outing is a part of our Clean Mountain Streams Campaign Mapping Workday at Tray with Andrew 3.15.21 Date: Monday March 15, 2021Time: 10 am – 3 pmLeader(s): Andrew LinkerLocation: Tray Mountain Road (Western half) Outing Description:Let the mapping begin! Help us record the mileage and location of all major illegal trail networks on the […]

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ForestNews

Old-growth happenings

by Sue Harmon : Board Member Cliff Shaw continues to ramble across his section of the Blue Ridge Mountains in search of new big trees and old-growth areas on the forest. His recent discoveries have prompted him to revise and update his Rambling Through Old-Growth Past and Present: A Personal Survey of Surviving Old-Growth on […]

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ForestNews

How long-gone homesteads led to the Clean Mountain Streams Campaign

By: David Govus Why should an environmentalist care about the condition of a road?  Seeing the Flatlands Road is enough to make one care. This eroding nightmare at one time connected several old homesteads to the community of Suches. The Forest Service now owns this land, and the road serves only as an off-road playground […]

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Advocacy
Hikes

Charlies Creek Road with Melanie and Eddi 3.18.21

Photos by Melanie Vickers. This Outing is a part of our Clean Mountain Streams Campaign. RESCHEDULED. Please register at: https://gafw.org/charlies-creek-road-with-melanie-and-eddi-3-23-21/ Date: Thursday, March 18th, 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 of the most […]

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Advocacy

Clean Mountain Streams Community Action Group 4.2.21

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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