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ForestWatch Zoom Call 6.2.2020

Tuesday, June 2nd at 10:00am Anne Heikkila and Sue Harmon invite you to join us for a Zoom Community Action Group Meeting.  All are welcome! Connect with other ForestWatchers to: Share what you value about our forests. Learn about the work of Georgia ForestWatch. Learn how you can translate your love of the forest into […]

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Athens Community Action Group 5.01.2020

Zoom video call Friday May 1, 11:00-12:00 Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/96849682798Meeting ID: 968 4968 2798Call-in number: 929-436-2866 (phone only, no visuals) Tired of sheltering in place? Miss being out in the forest during spring? So do we! Sue Harmon, Kathy Stege, and Marie Dunkle invite you to take a break and join our virtual ForestWatch […]

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Donor spotlight: Bob Kibler

by Brent Martin : Director for GA/NC Bartram Trail Society Dr. Robert F. Kibler, or Bob to his many friends, first became involved with Georgia Forestwatch thirty years ago. It was 1990, and he had just retired as Head of Neurology at Emory University. A lifelong hiker and lover of the outdoors, he was seeking […]

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#usedontabuse

Spread the word! COVID-19 trail problems People flocking to our national forest lands for respite from Covid-19 has created new problems. Even though the Forest Service has closed most facilities, severe overcrowding of trails and improper waste disposal have caused serious hygiene and safety issues. If you do visit the national forest, please: Consider bringing […]

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Hikes

Botany and natural history of mafic soil forests with JP 4.04.2020

CANCELLEDDate: Saturday, April 4, 2020Time: 10 am – 2 pmLeader(s): JP SchmidtLocation: Jasper County Mafic Forest Outing Description:Botany and natural history of mafic (but not glade) soil forests near Monticello and amidst Georgia’s Mountain Treasure areas of the Oconee National Forest.   Meeting Place Directions:Intersection of Fellowship Rd and Pye Rd southwest of Monticello. Take GA 16 WEST from Monticello, LEFT on […]

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Hikes

Hike 2: Bartram Challenge! 03.28.2020

CANCELLEDDate: Saturday, March 28, 2020Time: 9 am – 4 pmLeader(s): Brent Martin (GA/NC Bartram Trail Society) and Melanie Vickers (Georgia Forestwatch)Location: Bartram Trail – Sandy Ford to Warwoman Dell Outing Description:The second hike in the Bartram Series Challenge will begin at Sandy Ford Road and finish at Warwoman Dell. We’ll be walking along ridge tops for a portion of this […]

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Athens New Member Lunch ‘n Learn 3.18.2020

CANCELLEDDate: Wednesday, March 18, 2020Time: 11 am – 1:30 pmLeader(s): Kathy Stege and Sue HarmonLocation: State Botanical Garden Outing Description: Here’s your chance to learn about how Georgia ForestWatch works and our current challenges… along with your opportunities to help. Bring your sack lunch, or buy at the Garden cafe. Past Board President, Sue Harmon, will give an introduction to ForestWatch, but […]

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Hikes

Broad River Trail with Kathy and Sue 3.21.20

CANCELLED Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020Time: 10 am – 3 pmLeader(s): Kathy Stege and Sue Harmon, Master NaturalistLocation: Broad River Trail Outing Description: We’ll be taking in about ½ of the Broad River Trail on an in-and-out hike through the Middle Fork Broad River Mountain Treasure, one of the most pristine sections of the Piedmont in Georgia, and an area […]

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Action Alert – The Biggest Threat Yet to Our Most Important Environmental Law

If you want to know what NEPA is and why it is important, take a listen to this one minute video. Your voice is needed again! Because, once again, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is under attack. Changes proposed by the CEQ (Council on Environmental Quality), which determines how NEPA will be carried out, […]

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Outings and Events

Tree Planting 02.29.2020

Saturday 02.29.202010am – 3pmWORKDAY: Help restore streamside vegetation on Mill Creek in Murray County. In partnership with Save Georgia’s Hemlocks, Forest Service, and Nature Conservancy, we’ll help plant hemlocks and other native trees/shrubs around a new bottomless culvert on the trout stream. Event: Forest restoration project at Rocky Flats in Murray County. A new bridge has recently […]

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