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Next Leadership 
Team Meeting

Sun., Nov. 5, 2017

Schedule of Events

The calendar below shows the SGH presentations, training, service projects, and fairs/festivals that are scheduled so far for FY 2017 (December 1, 2016 - November 30, 2017).  We will be planning many more educational events and service projects throughout the year and will post that information here as each one is scheduled.

Presentations and Training:  Throughout the year, we offer Hemlock Help Clinics for a wide variety of audiences, Facilitator training for volunteers, Hemlock Lessons for elementary through high school classes, and special presentations for garden clubs, property owner associations, churches, civic organizations, and community groups.

Service Projects:  We will continue our partnership with the U. S. Forest Service and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to treat hemlocks on public lands and will undertake additional hemlock treatment projects for other nonprofits, public land managers, and private property owners whenever we can.  We will also conduct projects to rescue hemlock saplings and seedlings, restore hemlocks along trout streams, and create new hemlock field insectaries or augment existing ones.

If you'd like to participate in a class or event that's on our calendar or would like to schedule an additional educational event or service project, please call the Hemlock Help Line 706-429-8010.

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Fri., Nov. 17
10:30 a.m.

SGH Presentation and sapling planting at Chestatee Middle School:  SGH will present a Hemlock Lesson to students at Chestatee Middle School in Gainesville about the invasive insect that's killing our hemlocks, what can be done to save the trees, why it's so important to do so, and how young people can help.  Then, weather permitting, we'll plant a large hemlock sapling on campus, and students will be challenged to make a plan to care for it during the first year.

The location is 2740 Fran Mar Dr, Gainesville, GA 30506.

Thurs., Nov. 23

Thanksgiving Day:  Gratitude is much on our minds during the Thanksgiving season as we reflect on our blessings – perhaps families, friends, homes, health, or jobs, – and our hearts go out to people who have suffered losses.  It’s also a time to think about broader kinds of blessings, not just those that we have but those that surround us – the beautiful part of the country where we live, the bountiful natural resources in our area, our freedom to enjoy them,  and yes, our responsibility and privilege to protect these treasures.

If you'd like to turn your gratitude into action, please read this reprinted article and then contact us for an update on how you can help save the hemlocks.  And Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, Dec. 2
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Kris Kringle Mountain Market:  SGH will have a booth at this fun festival in Blairsville to provide information about the invasive insect that's killing our hemlocks, why it's so important to take timely action, what property owners can do to save their own trees, and how volunteers can help save trees on our public lands.   Healthy hemlock saplings will be available for adoption.

The location is the Union County Farmers Market, 148 Old Smokey Rd., Blairsville.

Wednesday, Dec. 6
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SGH-USFS HEMLOCK TREATMENT PROJECT at Panther Creek South in Stephens County.   After a short orientation and safety briefing, we'll work in teams to treat approximately 65 trees, pausing at mid-day for a picnic lunch.  Experienced hands and newbies alike are welcome, so please come out for a fun and worthwhile day in the woods..

Registration is required.  Contact Kim Wood at 706-455-2313 or kimberlyraewood@gmail.com.   The location to meet and other details will be provided when you sign up.


Click here to see Events Completed in FY 2016 and Events Completed in FY 2017 to date.

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