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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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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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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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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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Invasives 2.25.2020

Tuesday 2/25/2020 9:00:00 AM 1:00:00 PM Lead: Andrew LinkerLocation: Etowah Bridge; Dahlonega GA Minimum # of registrants required: 5 Outing Description:Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata) is quickly gaining ground on part of the forest just 20 minutes away from our office in Dahlonega. Learn how to identify, upload data to citizen science mobile app for invasives, […]

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Hikes

Hike 1 Bartram Challenge 02.28.2020

Date: Friday, February 28, 2020 Time: 9 am – 4 pm Leader(s): Melanie Vickers (Board Member, Georgia ForestWatch) and Brent Martin (Executive Director of GA/NC Bartram Trail Society) Location: Bartram Trail – Sandy Ford to Russell Bridge Outing Description: This will be the first hike in our Bartram Hike series: Sandy Ford to Russell Bridge . The Bartram Trail […]

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Wagon Train Trail 03.20.2020

Date: Friday, March 20, 2020Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Leader(s): Ken Cissna, BMTALocation: Brasstown Bald Outing Description: Ken Cissna of Benton MacKaye Trail Association will be leading this hike in the Brasstown Wilderness on Brasstown Bald. After a short climb from Brasstown Bald Visitors Center, it is 2 miles of gentle downhill on the Wagon Train Trail […]

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Len Foote Hike Inn 02.13.2020

Please see digital email for 2020 Outing at Len Foote Hike Inn:

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New Year’s Day Potluck and Hikes 1.01.2020

Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2020Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Leader(s): Melanie Vickers, Sue Harmon, Helen Meadors, and Craig BurkhalterLocation: Patterson Gap area in Rabun Gap, GA Outing Description: Join us for a New Years Day Hike and Potluck at the home of Helen Meadors. We’ll offer 2-3 different hike options of varying levels of difficulty (Easy to Strenuous) […]

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Grassy Mountain Old Growth hike with Jess 12.21.2019

Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019Time: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Leader(s): Georgia ForestWatch Executive Director and Ecologist, Jess RiddleLocation: Grassy Mountain Outing Description: Grassy Mountain touches Georgia’s forest past with its extensive old-growth, present as part of the Foothills Landscape project, and future as an exceptionally good place for species to migrate upslope in response to climate change […]

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