Clean Mountain Streams 6.4.21

The streams of the southern Appalachians are a major recreation resource, are home to amazing species, and host some of the greatest diversity anywhere in the world. Georgia ForestWatch works to protect streams from sediment and herbicides during Forest Service timber projects, but streams are also threatened by ongoing issues/chronic sources of sediment. 

Join us as we ACT on protecting our mountain stream habitats and focus on the biggest sources of sedimentation coming from: Poorly maintained system roads and Illegal roads.

Azalea hanging over Fightingtown Creek in Cashes Valley. Photo credit: Jess Riddle

Topic: Successes and new challenges in Cashes Valley
Date: Friday, June 4th, 2021
Time: 2 – 3 pm
Leader(s): Jess Riddle and Dan Bowden
Location: Zoom (register below to get link)

Agenda:
1:45 Chat room and social time
2:00 Clean Streams updates from participants (Group discussion)
2:30 CASHES VALLEY ROAD with Jess Riddle and Dan Bowden
2:55 Wrap up and Next Steps

In the late 90’s, out-of-control ATV use tore up Cashes Valley and polluted Fightingtown Creek. Efforts by the local community, ForestWatch, and the Forest Service paid off with substantial success by 2009. Dan and Jess will discuss what these efforts looked like and what some of the new challenges are for this area now that Off-Highway Vehicles have become bigger, more destructive, and seek these exact areas in our forests for playgrounds.

Join in helping protect Fightingtown Creek in Cashes Valley

See more resources at: GAFW.ORG/Clean-Mountain-Streams