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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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Sat., Oct. 28
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SGH-USFS HEMLOCK TREATMENT PROJECT  at Willis Knob Horse Camp in Rabun County.   After a short orientation and safety briefing, volunteers will 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.  Click here for a map of where to meet.

Registration is required.  Contact Kim Wood at 706-455-2313 or kimberlyraewood@gmail.com.  

Sat., Nov. 4
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SGH HEMLOCK TREATMENT PROJECT in the Holly Creek Preserve, a beautiful area in Murray County  managed by our partner The Nature Conservancy.   After a short orientation and safety briefing, volunteers will work in teams to treat the trees, pausing at mid-day for a picnic lunch.  Experienced hands and newbies alike are welcome, so please come out for a fun and rewarding day in the woods.  Click here for the location to meet.

Registration is required.  Contact Kim Wood at kimberlyraewood@gmail.com or 706-455-2313.   When you sign up, Kim will send you a confirmation with all the necessary details.

Sun., Nov. 5
1 - 5 p.m.

SGH Leadership Team fall meeting:  All Leadership Team members, Lead Facilitators, Program Managers, and other interested persons are encouraged to attend this meeting.  The agenda will be posted here prior to the meeting.

The location is the 37 Woody Bend, Dahlonega.

Sat., Nov. 18
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

HEMLOCK SAPLING RESCUE PROJECT AT SMITHGALL WOODS:  VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED  to rescue and pot 100-200 small saplings.  These little trees are too small to be included in a treatment project and therefore likely to die from the hemlock woolly adelgid, but this rescue project (which will treat them as they are potted) will save them for use in festivals, school educations, hemlock restorations on trout streams, and other service activities.

Registration is required.  Contact Kim Wood at 706-455-2313 or kimberlyraewood@gmail.com.   The location to meet is the Smithgall Woods Visitors Center, 61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen. 

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!

Week of Nov. 27*
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

*This one will be on a week day, exact date tbd)

SGH-USFS HEMLOCK TREATMENT PROJECT  at Panther Creek - South in Stephens County needs a few volunteers.   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.

Sat., December 9
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SGH-USFS HEMLOCK TREATMENT PROJECT  in Rabun  County (specific location tbd).   After a short orientation and safety briefing, volunteers will work in teams to treat approximately 40 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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