Sun., Nov. 5, 2017
Schedule of Events
calendar below shows the
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
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
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.
Fri., Nov. 17
Presentation and sapling planting at Chestatee Middle School:
SGH will present a Hemlock Lesson to students at Chestatee Middle School
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.
location is 2740 Fran Mar Dr, Gainesville, GA 30506.
Thurs., Nov. 23
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. Its 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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.