Month: October 2021

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Member Spotlight: Dr. Bill Witherspoon

Member Spotlight:  Dr. Bill Witherspoon Author:  Anne Heikkila, Board President Growing up in Knoxville, TN, William (Bill) Witherspoon has been interested in geology since he was 10 years old.  It wasn’t until he was in his mid-twenties however, that he decided to make a career out of it.  His interest was piqued by a London […]

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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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