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Next Leadership 
Team Meeting

Sun., Apr. 13, 2014

Schedule of Events

The calendar below shows the SGH presentations, training, service projects, and fairs/festivals planned (so far) for 2014.  Other events will be scheduled as they are requested or become known.

   Presentations and Training:  Throughout the year, we offer Hemlock Help Clinics and Facilitator training, workshops for Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists, Hemlock Lessons for elementary through high school classes, and presentations to property owner associations, churches, and other community groups.

   Service Projects:  We will continue to partner with the U. S. Forest Service and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to treat hemlocks on public lands, and we can undertake additional hemlock treatment projects for other nonprofits, public land managers, and private property owners who need assistance. We are also available to meet with property owners associations to plan neighborhood hemlock treatment projects.

   Environmental/Conservation Days:  Please note that our 2014 calendar contains a new feature: some key dates designated for national or international environmental and conservation awareness.  We would like to encourage you to think of creative ways to observe these special days, especially if there's a way to involve young people in the events.  And if there's a way to connect an event with the hemlock cause, Save Georgia's Hemlocks would like to know about it and offer any help that we can give you.

If you'd like to participate in a class or event that's on our 2014 calendar or would like to schedule an educational event or service project with Save Georgia's Hemlocks, please call the Hemlock Help Line 706-429-8010.

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Planned Events for FY 2014 (Dec. 1, 2013 - Nov. 30, 2014)

Sun., Apr. 13
1 - 5 p.m.

SGH Leadership Team spring meeting

Location is the Education Cabin at Smithgall Woods near Helen.  Click here for meeting agenda.

Fri., Apr. 18

Earth Day Festival at High Meadows School in Roswell:  SGH will have an education station with hemlock seedling potting and take-home materials about how kids and their families can help save the hemlocks.

Tues., Apr. 22

Earth Day:  This annual event, coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, is designed to promote support for environmental protection.  Click here for more information and ideas about how to celebrate this day.

Fri., Apr. 25
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Training for SGH-USFS hemlock treatment project in Lake Winfield Scott HCA.  Location is the cabin of Phebe Etheredge, 397 Slaughter Creek Rd., Suches (point A on the linked map).  Light refreshments will be served.  Please e-mail donna@savegeorgiashemlocks.org or call 706-429-8010 to let us know you're coming.

Sat., Apr. 26
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  SGH-USFS hemlock treatment project at Lake Winfield Scott.  Meet at 9:45 a.m. at the sharp right turn on Slaughter Creek Rd., Suches (point B on the linked map).   Please call 706-429-8010 or e-mail donna@savegeorgiashemlocks.org for more information or to sign up.

Sat., Apr. 26, 11 a.m.

Bachman Garden & Art Expo:  SGH will give a 30-minute presentation about the hemlock woolly adelgid crisis and what can be done about it.  Individuals will also be able to sign up to participate in an important citizen science initiative  to help save the hemlocks from another pest (a fungus called Rosellinia) that is attacking and killing them.

Location is the Bachman Community Center in Signal Mountain, TN.  For information, email Barbara Womack, bgwomack@epbfi.com.

Sun., Apr. 27, 1 - 5 p.m.

Ecumenical Earth Day in Dalton:  SGH will have an info booth with handout materials about the hemlock woolly adelgid crisis and what can be done about it.  Individuals will also be able to sign up to participate in an important citizen science initiative  to help save the hemlocks from another pest (a fungus called Rosellinia) that is attacking and killing them.

Location is Christ the King Lutheran Church, 623 S. Thornton Ave. in Dalton.

Sun., Apr. 27, 1 p.m.

SGH Hemlock Help Clinic in Soddy Daisy, TN sponsored by Ivy Academy.  (Professional CEUs available)

Location Ivy Academy, 8443 Dayton Pike, Chattanooga, TN 37379.  For information, email hslater@ivyacademychattanooga.com.

Wed., Apr. 30,
1:45 p.m.

SGH Hemlock Lesson and sapling planting on campus at Gilmer County High School in Ellijay.

Sat., May 3

Hemlock Day for Fannin County (Blue Ridge)

9 to 10 a.m. -- SGH Hemlock Help Clinic: an overview of what's killing our hemlocks, conditions in the local forests, consequences of the crisis, what property owners can do to save their own trees, and what volunteers can do to save trees in their neighborhoods.  (Professional CEUs available)

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. -- SGH Facilitator Training Workshop: complete how-to instruction for saving the hemlocks -- the trees, the bugs, assessing infestations, cultural controls, chemical treatments, biological controls, cost and safety -- and in-depth volunteer training for assisting other property owners, treating hemlocks on public lands, and more.   Click here for a course outline.   (Professional CEUs available)

Location will be posted here soon.  Both training classes are free, but Clinic attendance and registration are required for the Facilitator Workshop.  Please call 706-429-8010 or e-mail donna@savegeorgiashemlocks.org for more information or to register for the Facilitator Workshop.

Thurs., May 8
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

SGH Green Industry Hemlock Help Clinic sponsored by Cherokee County Cooperative Extension Service and presented by SGH: an overview of what's killing our hemlocks, conditions in the local forests, consequences of the crisis, what property owners can do to save their own trees, and what volunteers can do to save trees in their neighborhoods.  (Professional CEUs available)

Location is the Cherokee County Administration Building, 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton, GA 30114.

Fri., May 9

Bear Jamboree at Blackburn Elementary School in Dahlonega:  SGH will have an education station with hemlock seedling potting and take-home materials about how kids and their families can help save the hemlocks.

Sat., May 10

Hemlock Day for Dade & Walker Counties (Rising Fawn)

9 to 10 a.m. -- SGH Hemlock Help Clinic: an overview of what's killing our hemlocks, conditions in the local forests, consequences of the crisis, what property owners can do to save their own trees, and what volunteers can do to save trees in their neighborhoods.  (Professional CEUs available)

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. -- SGH Facilitator Training Workshop: complete how-to instruction for saving the hemlocks -- the trees, the bugs, assessing infestations, cultural controls, chemical treatments, biological controls, cost and safety -- and in-depth volunteer training for assisting other property owners, treating hemlocks on public lands, and more.   Click here for a course outline (Professional CEUs available)

Location will be the Interpretive Center at Cloudland Canyon State Park.  Both training classes are free, but Clinic attendance and registration are required for the Facilitator Workshop.  Please e-mail donna@savegeorgiashemlocks.org or call 706-429-8010 for more information or to register for the Facilitator Workshop.

Wed., May 14,
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

SGH Green Industry Hemlock Training Workshop sponsored by Cherokee County Cooperative Extension Service and presented by SGH: complete how-to instruction for saving the hemlocks -- the trees, the bugs, assessing infestations, cultural controls, chemical treatments, biological controls, cost and safety -- and in-depth volunteer training for assisting other property owners, treating hemlocks on public lands, and more.   Click here for a course outline (Professional CEUs available)

Location will be the campus of Rheinhardt College in Waleska, GA (details to come).  The class is free, but registration is required Please e-mail laesta@uga.edu or call 770-721-7830 for more information or to register for this workshop.

Sat., May 17

Hemlock Day for Whitfield County (Dalton)

9 to 10 a.m. -- SGH Hemlock Help Clinic: an overview of what's killing our hemlocks, conditions in the local forests, consequences of the crisis, what property owners can do to save their own trees, and what volunteers can do to save trees in their neighborhoods.  (Professional CEUs available)

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. -- SGH Facilitator Training Workshop: complete how-to instruction for saving the hemlocks -- the trees, the bugs, assessing infestations, cultural controls, chemical treatments, biological controls, cost and safety -- and in-depth volunteer training for assisting other property owners, treating hemlocks on public lands, and more.   Click here for a course outline (Professional CEUs available)

Location will be posted here soon.  Both training classes are free, but Clinic attendance and registration are required for the Facilitator Workshop.  Please call 706-429-8010 or e-mail donna@savegeorgiashemlocks.org for more information or to register for the Facilitator Workshop.

Sun., May 18

Plant Conservation Day:  This global event is dedicated to preserving, protecting, and conserving plants for people and the planet.  Click here for more information and ideas on how to celebrate this day.

Wed., May 21

Endangered Species Day:  This day is set aside by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Services to recognize and promote the national conservation effort to protect our nation's endangered species and their habitats.  Click here for more information and ideas on how to celebrate this day.  And the National Wildlife Federation has some especially good ideas for teachers and students.

Wed., May 21

SGH Hemlock Lesson and seedling potting at Lumpkin County High School in Dahlonega.

Sat., May 24 &
Sun., May 25,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spring Arts in the Park Festival in Blue Ridge:  SGH will have an info booth with healthy hemlock saplings available for adoption and handout materials about the hemlock woolly adelgid crisis and what can be done about it.  Individuals will also be able to sign up to participate in an important citizen science initiative  to help save the hemlocks from another pest (a fungus called Rosellinia) that is attacking and killing them.

Location is the Downtown City Park in Blue Ridge.

Sun., May 25

Lake Rabun Assoc Memorial Day Meeting in Clayton:  SGH will have an info booth with handout materials about the hemlock woolly adelgid crisis and what can be done about it.  Individuals will also be able to sign up for the Rosellinia Research Project, an important citizen science initiative  that individuals can participate in to help save the hemlocks from another pest (a fungus) that is attacking and killing them.

Sat., May 31

Hemlock Day for Murray County (Chatsworth)

9 to 10 a.m. -- SGH Hemlock Help Clinic: an overview of what's killing our hemlocks, conditions in the local forests, consequences of the crisis, what property owners can do to save their own trees, and what volunteers can do to save trees in their neighborhoods.  (Professional CEUs available)

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. -- SGH Facilitator Training Workshop: complete how-to instruction for saving the hemlocks -- the trees, the bugs, assessing infestations, cultural controls, chemical treatments, biological controls, cost and safety -- and in-depth volunteer training for assisting other property owners, treating hemlocks on public lands, and more.   Click here for a course outline (Professional CEUs available)

Location will be posted here soon.  Both training classes are free, but Clinic attendance and registration are required for the Facilitator Workshop.  Please call 706-429-8010 or e-mail donna@savegeorgiashemlocks.org for more information or to register for the Facilitator Workshop.

Sat., June 7
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hemlock Day at Anna Ruby Falls:  SGH will have an education station for with healthy hemlock saplings available for adoption and handout materials about the hemlock woolly adelgid crisis and what can be done about it.  Individuals will also be able to sign up to participate in an important citizen science initiative  to help save the hemlocks from another pest (a fungus called Rosellinia) that is attacking and killing them.  We will give brief presentations at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Location is Anna Ruby Falls Visitor Center, 3455 Anna Ruby Falls Rd, Helen, GA 30545.  Enter through Unicoi State Park from Ga Hwy 356.

Sun., June 8

National Trails Day:  This is a celebration of Americaís magnificent Trail System.  It features a wide variety of outdoor activities designed to promote and celebrate the importance of trails in the United States, such as hiking, biking, paddling, horseback riding, trail running, bird watching. geocaching, and more.  Click here for more information, ideas, and events taking place near you.

Sat., June 14
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Smithgall Woods Kids Day at the Park SGH will have an education station with hemlock seedling potting and take-home materials about how kids and their families can help save the hemlocks.

Location is Smithgall Woods State Park, 61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen, GA 30545.

Sat., June 14

Hemlock Day for Pickens County (Jasper)

9 to 10 a.m. -- SGH Hemlock Help Clinic: an overview of what's killing our hemlocks, conditions in the local forests, consequences of the crisis, what property owners can do to save their own trees, and what volunteers can do to save trees in their neighborhoods.  (Professional CEUs available)

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. -- SGH Facilitator Training Workshop: complete how-to instruction for saving the hemlocks -- the trees, the bugs, assessing infestations, cultural controls, chemical treatments, biological controls, cost and safety -- and in-depth volunteer training for assisting other property owners, treating hemlocks on public lands, and more.   Click here for a course outline (Professional CEUs available)

Location will be posted here soon.  Both training classes are free, but Clinic attendance and registration are required for the Facilitator Workshop.  Please call 706-429-8010 or e-mail donna@savegeorgiashemlocks.org for more information or to register for the Facilitator Workshop.

Sat., June 21
 

Hemlock Day for Gilmer County (Ellijay)

9 to 10 a.m. -- SGH Hemlock Help Clinic: an overview of what's killing our hemlocks, conditions in the local forests, consequences of the crisis, what property owners can do to save their own trees, and what volunteers can do to save trees in their neighborhoods.  (Professional CEUs available)

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. -- SGH Facilitator Training Workshop: complete how-to instruction for saving the hemlocks -- the trees, the bugs, assessing infestations, cultural controls, chemical treatments, biological controls, cost and safety -- and in-depth volunteer training for assisting other property owners, treating hemlocks on public lands, and more.   Click here for a course outline (Professional CEUs available)

Location will be posted here soon.  The class is free, but registration is required.  Please call 706-429-8010 or e-mail donna@savegeorgiashemlocks.org for more information or to register for the Facilitator Workshop.

Fri., July 4

Dahlonega 4th of July Family Festival:  SGH will have an info booth with healthy hemlock saplings available for adoption and handout materials about the hemlock woolly adelgid crisis and what can be done about it.  Individuals will also be able to sign up for the Rosellinia Research Project, an important citizen science initiative  that individuals can participate in to help save the hemlocks from another pest (a fungus) that is attacking and killing them.

Location is the historic square in Dahlonega.

Sat., July 12

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  SGH-USFS hemlock treatment project in Bowers Cove hemlock conservation area.  Please call 706-429-8010 or e-mail donna@savegeorgiashemlocks.org for more information or to sign up.

Sun., July 13

SGH Leadership Team summer meeting and Annual Meeting / Members Picnic

Locations and details will be posted here soon.

Sat., July 19

Hemlock Day for White County (Helen)

9 to 10 a.m. -- SGH Hemlock Help Clinic: an overview of what's killing our hemlocks, conditions in the local forests, consequences of the crisis, what property owners can do to save their own trees, and what volunteers can do to save trees in their neighborhoods.  (Professional CEUs available)

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. -- SGH Facilitator Training Workshop: complete how-to instruction for saving the hemlocks -- the trees, the bugs, assessing infestations, cultural controls, chemical treatments, biological controls, cost and safety -- and in-depth volunteer training for assisting other property owners, treating hemlocks on public lands, and more.   Click here for a course outline (Professional CEUs available)

Location will be posted here soon.  The class is free, but registration is required.  Please call 706-429-8010 or e-mail donna@savegeorgiashemlocks.org for more information or to register.

Sat., July 26

Hemlock Day for Habersham County (Clarkesville)

9 to 10 a.m. -- SGH Hemlock Help Clinic: an overview of what's killing our hemlocks, conditions in the local forests, consequences of the crisis, what property owners can do to save their own trees, and what volunteers can do to save trees in their neighborhoods.  (Professional CEUs available)

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. -- SGH Facilitator Training Workshop: complete how-to instruction for saving the hemlocks -- the trees, the bugs, assessing infestations, cultural controls, chemical treatments, biological controls, cost and safety -- and in-depth volunteer training for assisting other property owners, treating hemlocks on public lands, and more.   Click here for a course outline (Professional CEUs available)

Location will be posted here soon.  The class is free, but registration is required.  Please call 706-429-8010 or e-mail donna@savegeorgiashemlocks.org for more information or to register.

Sat., Aug. 2

 

Hemlock Day for Rabun County (Clayton)

9 to 10 a.m. -- SGH Hemlock Help Clinic: an overview of what's killing our hemlocks, conditions in the local forests, consequences of the crisis, what property owners can do to save their own trees, and what volunteers can do to save trees in their neighborhoods.  (Professional CEUs available)

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. -- SGH Facilitator Training Workshop: complete how-to instruction for saving the hemlocks -- the trees, the bugs, assessing infestations, cultural controls, chemical treatments, biological controls, cost and safety -- and in-depth volunteer training for assisting other property owners, treating hemlocks on public lands, and more.   Click here for a course outline (Professional CEUs available)

Location will be posted here soon.  The class is free, but registration is required.  Please call 706-429-8010 or e-mail donna@savegeorgiashemlocks.org for more information or to register.

Sat., Aug. 2

Smokey Bearís Birthday:  Smokey Bear has been a symbol of fire safety and fire prevention since 1944, and the Cradle of Forestry will host this special bearís 70th birthday celebration in the Pisgah National Forest near Brevard, NC.  The purpose of the Smokey program is to create and maintain public awareness about the need to prevent unplanned, human-caused wildland fires. 

Click here to learn more about wildfire science, preventing forest fires, and fighting forest fires.

Sat., Aug. 9
10 a.m. to 2:30p.m.

SGH Facilitator Training Workshop for Lumpkin & Dawson Counties (Dahlonega): complete how-to instruction for saving the hemlocks -- the trees, the bugs, assessing infestations, cultural controls, chemical treatments, biological controls, cost and safety -- and in-depth volunteer training for assisting other property owners, treating hemlocks on public lands, and more.   Click here for a course outline

Location will be posted here soon.  The class is free, but registration is required.  Please call 706-429-8010 or e-mail donna@savegeorgiashemlocks.org for more information or to register.

Sun., Aug. 31

Lake Rabun Assoc Labor Day Meeting in Clayton:   SGH will have an info booth with handout materials about the hemlock woolly adelgid crisis and what can be done about it.  Individuals will also be able to sign up for the Rosellinia Research Project, an important citizen science project  that individuals can participate in to help save the hemlocks from another pest (a fungus) that is attacking and killing them.

Wed., Sept. 3

50th Anniversary of The Wilderness Act:  2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act, the landmark conservation bill that created a way for Americans to protect their most pristine wildlands for future generations. The 1964 Wilderness Act, written by The Wilderness Society's Howard Zahniser created the National Wilderness Preservation System, which protects nearly 110 million acres of wilderness areas from coast to coast.

This anniversary is a wonderful chance to celebrate all that's been achieved for wilderness in the past 50 years and remind Americans of all that we can achieve in the next 50.  Click here to read The Wilderness Act, and for more information and ideas about how to celebrate, visit www.wilderness.org and www.wilderness50th.org/toolbox.

Thur., Sept. 4

National Wildlife Day:  This day focuses attention on all the amazing creature in nature and is an opportunity to raise awareness about the many endangered species in this country and around the world.  Click here for more information and ideas about how to celebrate the day.

Sat., Sept. 27

National Public Lands Day:   This is a day of celebration, honoring America's public lands and recognizing their role in shaping our history and enriching our lives.  It is also a day of service, restoring and protecting our natural heritage through volunteerism and education.  Click here to learn more about this special day.

Sat., Sept. 27

Hike & Help the Hemlocks:  SGH and the Benton MacKaye Trail Association will again co-sponsor this event, which includes a family-friendly hike led by members of BMTA and a hemlock treatment project with the U. S. Forest Service.  This year's Hike & Help will be in the Cooper Creek hemlock conservation area.  Please call 706-429-8010 or e-mail donna@savegeorgiashemlocks.org for more information or to sign up

Sat., Sept. 27

SGH support for Headwaters Master Gardeners booth at AgriFest in Cleveland Ė  to include donation of 100 hemlock seedlings for potting, potting materials, and handout materials. 

Sat., Oct. 4

Foxfire Mountaineer Festival in Clayton:  SGH will have an info booth with healthy hemlock saplings available for adoption and handout materials about the hemlock woolly adelgid crisis and what can be done about it.  Individuals will also be able to sign up to participate in an important citizen science initiative  to help save the hemlocks from another pest (a fungus called Rosellinia) that is attacking and killing them. 

Location is the grounds of Rabun County Civic Center, 201 West Savannah St., Clayton, GA 30525.

Sat., Oct 4
& Sun., Oct. 5

Indian Summer Festival in Suches:  SGH will have an info booth with healthy hemlock saplings available for adoption and handout materials about the hemlock woolly adelgid crisis and what can be done about it.  Individuals will also be able to sign up to participate in an important citizen science initiative  to help save the hemlocks from another pest (a fungus called Rosellinia) that is attacking and killing them. 

Location is the grounds of Woody Gap School on GA Hwy. 60 in Suches.

Sat., Oct 4
& Sun., Oct. 5

Georgia Marble Festival in Jasper:  SGH will have an info booth with healthy hemlock saplings available for adoption and handout materials about the hemlock woolly adelgid crisis and what can be done about it.  Individuals will also be able to sign up to participate in an important citizen science initiative  to help save the hemlocks from another pest (a fungus called Rosellinia) that is attacking and killing them. 

Location is Lee Newton Park, 500 Stegall Drive in Jasper.

Sun., Oct. 26

SGH Leadership Team fall meeting

Location and details will be posted here soon.

Sat., Nov. 8

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  SGH-USFS hemlock treatment project in a hemlock conservation area to be determined.

Completed Events for FY 2014 (Dec. 1, 2013 - Nov. 30, 2014)

Sun., Jan. 12

SGH Leadership Team winter meeting held in Dahlonega.  See About Us page for meeting notes.

Mon., Jan. 20

Martin Luther King Day of Service:  Hemlock sapling planting with the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance at the Outdoor Activity Center, 1442 Richland Rd., SW, Atlanta, GA 30310. 

SGH led sixteen volunteers (7 adults and 9 young people) in the planting of 23 donated hemlock saplings in the urban forest at the Outdoor Activity Center.

Wed., Jan. 22

Meeting with Tennessee partners to support implementation of a Tennessee-based Hope for Hemlocks web site for local hemlock information and a future charitable service organization.   The initiative is being sponsored by Ivy Academy in Chattanooga (www.ivyacademychattanooga.com).

Sat., Feb. 8

Hemlock Day in Hall County (Gainesville)

SGH Hemlock Help Clinic:  Twelve people attended. 
SGH Facilitator Training Workshop:  Eight new Facilitators were trained --
6 for Georgia and 2 for Tennessee.

Sat., Feb. 15
& Sat., Feb. 22

Lead Facilitator Workshop
* review of Lead Facilitator roles and responsibilities
* update on what's new with SGH and the hemlocks
* discussion of current plans for 2014
* group input and ideas for additional educational and service initiatives
* open forum concerning support needed by Leads and other Facilitators

Fourteen Lead Facilitators representing eleven north Georgia counties participated and helped develop some excellent plans for productive outreach, education, and community service, as well as more effective support for our Volunteer Facilitators in their respective counties.

Wed., Feb. 19

Arbor Day in Georgia:  This is a day on which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.  The Georgia Forestry Commission's web site has some good information about the benefits of trees, planting tips, Arbor Day events, and teacher resources.

Wed., Feb. 26

SGH presented a tree lesson and led a sapling planting with 15 Jr. Master Gardeners and 5 adults at Lumpkin Elementary School in Dahlonega.  Students learned about the importance of trees, the functions of their parts, and their requirements for healthy growth.

Sat., Mar. 1

Hemlock Day for Banks & Stephens Counties (Toccoa)

SGH Hemlock Help Clinic: Three people attended.  

Sat., Mar. 8

Hemlock retreatment project on Lake Rabun.  under the leadership of Buz Stone and Bob Pledger, 18 volunteers worked a total of 116 hours and treated 94 large trees along the edge of the lake, applying Safari by basal trunk spray to guard against any chemical getting into the water.  Thanks everyone!!!

Sat., Mar. 15

Trail Fest in Dahlonega:  A celebration of the beginning of spring, Dahlonega's designation as an AT Trail Community, and its connection with the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail

About 100 visitors stopped by the SGH info booth to learn more about the hemlock woolly adelgid crisis and available treatments, pick up educational materials, and sign up for the Rosellinia Research Project, an important citizen science initiative  that individuals can participate in to help save the hemlocks from another pest (a fungus) that is attacking and killing them.  Several individuals also adopted healthy hemlock saplings.

Fri., Mar. 21

International Day of Forests and the Tree:  This holiday, designated by the United Nations, promotes the importance of forests and trees in our lives.  In his 2013 message, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, "I urge governments, businesses and all sectors of society to commit to reducing deforestation, preventing forest degradation, reducing poverty, and promoting sustainable livelihoods for all forest-dependent peoples."   Click here for more information and ideas about how to celebrate this day.

Fri., Mar. 21 &
Sat., Mar. 22

SGH supported the Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners and Lumpkin County 4-H Club Spring Plant Sale with the donation of 30 healthy hemlock saplings to be offered for adoption. 

Sat., Mar. 29

Hemlock Day for Union County (Blairsville)

SGH Hemlock Help Clinic:  Sixteen people attended. 
SGH Facilitator Training Workshop:  Eight new Facilitators were trained --
7 from Union County and 1 from Towns County.

Sat., Apr. 5

Hemlock Day for Towns County (Young Harris)

SGH Hemlock Help Clinic:  Fourteen people attended. 
SGH Facilitator Training Workshop:  Twelve new Facilitators were trained --
8 from Union County, 1 from Fannin, 1 from Hall, and 1 from Cherokee.

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Send comments or questions by e-mail  or call the Hemlock Help LineSM  706-429-8010.