Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Leader(s): Stacie James, Program Coordinator
Making it Possible: Environmental Leadership Center, University of North Georgia (UNG)
Location: Dockery Lake Recreation Area, near Suches, GA
Educational hike along the beautiful and easy strolling trail at Dockery Lake. We’ll learn about the history of the woolly adelgid, an invasive species that kills hemlocks. We’ll learn what damage has already been done, how this pest is being managed, and what the future outcome might be. As the cool, shady trail follows the parameter of Dockery Lake, we’ll point out chemical and biological treatment areas alongside demonstrating the impact of the loss Hemlocks. Weather permitting, a biological control treatment will be performed.
Meeting Place Directions:
Parking area (34.673120, -83.977005) From Dahlonega, GA take GA Highway 60 north approximately 13 miles to Forest Service Road 654 on the right into Dockery Lake Recreation Area. Go Left at fork in road with campground entrance and follow road to top parking area with small facilities area. From Blairsville, GA take U.S. 19/129 south for 10.0 miles, turn right on GA Highway 180. Go approximately 11.0 miles. Turn left on GA Highway 60, go 4.0 miles to Forest Service Road 654 on the left into Dockery Lake Recreation Area. Go Left at fork in road with campground entrance and follow road to top parking area with small facilities area.
Distance and Difficulty:
About 1 Mile around the lake and onto adjoining trail/ Easy
What to Bring and Wear:
Water, rain gear, sturdy footwear, hiking poles if you want them. If allergic to bees/wasps, remember to bring your meds/epi-pen. Picnic areas are available for those wishing to enjoy their Lunch on site.
Cancellation: If Outing is cancelled due to weather or unforeseen circumstances, we will notify you via email by 6:00 pm on the evening before.
Pet Policy: One pet per person allowed. Pet considerations here
Participation Limit: 20