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Little Lake Russell with Charles 11.30.20

Date: Monday, November 30, 2020Time: 10 am – 2 pmLeader: Charles BrownLocation: Lake Russell WMA in Mt Airy Outing Description: Walk the lake loop at a leisurely pace.  We’ll hike the recent USFS trail reroute, then discuss it and their recreation budget over lunch.  The trail is relatively flat, but two of the bridges are out, […]

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Winter Solstice Hike on the Chattooga with Melanie 12.21.20

photo by Melanie Vickers Date: Monday, December 21, 2020Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pmLeader: Melanie Vickers, ForestWatch Board Member Location: Chattooga River Trail Outing Description: Celebrate the first day of winter with a hike along the Chattooga River Trail in a Georgia Mountain Treasure (Thrifts Ferry). This hike is an in-and-out. We’ll stop for lunch beside […]

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Ivy Pull at Warwoman Dell with Brent 12.4.20

Date: Friday, December 4th, 2020Time: 10 am – 2 pm Leader(s): Brent MartinPartners making it possible: Georgia-North Carolina Bartram Trail SocietyLocation: Warwoman Dell off Warwoman Road in Clayton, GA Outing Description: Help us eradicate the invasive English Ivy in Warwoman Dell. Meeting Place Directions: Parking area at end of the road at Warwomen Dell. The entrance is […]

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Permanent Forest Protection: Defined 11.17.20

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020Time: 3 pmLeader(s): Jill Gottesman and Hugh Irwin, Wilderness SocietyLocation: Zoom digital presentation View Slides here Protecting our forests is in our mission statement, but what does it actually mean? And how can it be permanent? Hugh Irwin and Jill Gottesman of The Wilderness Society will discuss various forms that national forest protection can take, […]

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Storey Mill Creek Project with Jess 11.06.2020

Date: Friday, November 6th, 2020Time: 10 am – 3:30 pmLeader(s): Jess RiddleLocation: Storey Mill Creek Project Area near Summerville, GA Outing Description: The Forest Service has just come out with substantial changes to the Storey Mill Creek Project Environmental Assessment (EA). The focus is still on longleaf pine and woodland restoration but they have added several […]

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Ivy Pull at Warwoman Dell 10.19.2020

Date: Monday, October 19, 2020Time: 10 am – 2pmPartners making it possible: Chattooga ConservancyLocation: Warwomen Dell, near Clayton, GA Outing Description: Volunteer workday! English Ivy is encroaching upon the National Forest and we plan to get to the root of the problem! Come pull a few roots and vines with us to help preserve native plant […]

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FightingTown Project Field Trip 9.26.20

Date: Saturday, September 26th, 2020Time: 10 – 4 pmLeader(s): Jess RiddleLocation: Fightingtown Creek Project Outing Description: We need to monitor Forest Service timber harvests, and right now we’re in a good position to refine how we do that. One lesson from reviewing the Sumac Creek Project is that it’s easiest to review these projects as they […]

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Hemlock Planting at Jacks 10.26.20

Date: Monday, October 26, 2020Time: 10 am – 2 pmLeader(s): Ruth Stokes, Wildlife Biologist Partners making it possible: United States Forest Service, Save Georgia’s HemlocksLocation: Jacks River Western Trailhead Outing Description: Volunteer workday this fall on the Jacks River. There is a user-created campsite, just upstream of the Jacks River bridge, that has become a bad […]

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Paddle the little Lake Russell with Kathy 9.16.20

photo by Kathy Stege CANCELLED (9.15.20 at noon) Date: Wednesday, September 16th, 2020Time: 10 am – 2 pm Leader(s): Kathy Stege, Board MemberLocation: Lake Russell Recreation Area Mt Airy Outing Description: Bring your boat and gear, and paddle lovely clear Lake Russell. We’ll likely have the lake to ourselves. We’ll help each other unload boats, and […]

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Wells Viaduct at Locust Stake with Clayton 9.25.20

photo by Clayton Webster THIS OUTING WAS CANCELLED: 9/22/2020 at 5:25pm HUNTING SEASON REQUIREMENT: Since there will be at least four different hunting seasons already open, Blaze Orange or Reflective Vests are required. This Outing was RESCHEDULED due to weather. The date of the Outing was edited on this page on 9.14.20 at 4:45pm Date: […]

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