Outings and Events

Hikes

Headwaters of the Chattahoochee Hike 11.9.2019

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019 Time: 10 – 3 p.m. Leader(s): Chattahoochee River Keeper Outreach Coordinator Hannah Warner and ForestWatch Outreach Coordinator Andrew Linker Location: 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 […]

Read More
Hikes

Twofer: Preacher Rock + Blood Mtn Wilderness Old-Growth 11.8.2019

Date: Friday, November 8, 2019Time: 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.Leader(s): Master Naturalist Sue Harmon and Retired Forester Cliff ShawLocation: Woody Gap to Preacher Rock + Blood Mtn Wilderness Outing Description: Hike A: We’ll gather at Woody Gap and hear a brief history of Ranger Woody and his Woody Gap, then head north on the AT about 1.5 miles […]

Read More
Hikes

Lake Russell Hike with Kathy and Sue 10.27.2019

Date: Sunday, October 27, 2019Time: 9:30 am – 2:30 pmLeader(s): Kathy Stege and Master Naturalist Sue HarmonLocation: Lake Russell Recreation Area, Mt AiryOuting Description: Walk along the bank of pristine Lake Russell to dam and back. Eat lunch on the trail, while we have a discussion of the USFS management plan for the Lake Russell Recreation Area. Meeting Place […]

Read More
Hikes

Stonewall Falls 10.19.2019

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019Time: 9:30 am – 2:30 pmLeader(s): Marie Dunkle, ForestWatch Board PresidentLocation: Stonewall Falls trails in Tiger GA, Rabun CountyOuting Description: This popular hike is about 5.5 miles of hiking, moderate difficulty, and varied terrain. Several water crossings require feet to get wet with water above boot level. So be prepared with hiking shoes you can […]

Read More
About Us
Get involved
Membership
Outings and Events

2019 Fall Retreat

Join us for the annual Georgia ForestWatch Fall Retreat and Membership Meeting at Vogel State Park on October 12, 2019! Come just for the day, or stay over Friday and Saturday nights. Friday:Potluck Dinner: Come late Friday afternoon with your favorite dish to share for dinner.We’ll have a cooler and ice available for chilling beer […]

Read More
Hikes

Learning Hemlocks + Loving Waterfalls 9.28.2019

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019Time: 10 am – 4 pmLeader(s): Stacie James, Program Coordinator, UNG Environmental Leadership Center; Jim Sullivan, long-time ForestWatch leader and woolly adelgid warrior, working through the Forest Health Program with the Georgia Forestry Commission; and Sue Harmon, GFW Board Member and Master Naturalist.Location: Hemlock Falls Trail at Moccasin Creek State Park, Rabun CountyOuting […]

Read More
Hikes

Stream Ecology with Becca 9.20.2019

Leader(s): Becca Risser, Executive Director of Soque River Watershed Association and Andrew Linker, ForestWatch Outreach CoordinatorLocation: Raper Creek, Soque Watershed, Habersham CountyDate: Friday, September 20, 2019Duration: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Outing Description: Join us for a walk in Raper Creek–really, IN the creek–to learn more about the Soque Watershed and the other precious rivers and streams in north […]

Read More
Donate
Get involved
Issues
Outings and Events
Resources

Protecting Ash Trees

Georgia Forestwatch is seeking to save some Biltmore Ash trees in Georgia’s National Forest and your contribution will help: 1. Purchase the treatments that will save the trees from the invasive Emerald Ash Borer 2. Pay for a Licensed Pesticide Applicator to be present during treatments 3. Help organize and train volunteers to participate! TIMELINE:July […]

Read More
Georgia's Mountain Treasures
Membership
Outings and Events

Celebrate Georgia’s Mountain Treasures

Georgia ForestWatch held a series of FREE community events to celebrate the completion and publication of Georgia’s Mountain Treasures — a 2.5-year, grassroots effort involving not only our staff, but many partners, members, volunteers, and donors. This full-color publication provides descriptions, directions, and maps for 40 unprotected wildlands in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests. Our goal […]

Read More