Sun., July 14, 2019
Schedule of Events
calendar below shows the
presentations, training, service projects, and fairs/festivals
that are scheduled so far for FY 2019 (December 1, 2018 - November 30, 2019). We
are in the process of planning our educational events and
service projects for the year and will post that information here as each one
Training and Presentations:
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.
Scheduled Events for FY 2019
Sat., Apr. 27
Fest: SGH will have a booth at this important
festival in Blue Ridge to provide information about the hemlock problem,
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. In addition, there will be special materials to
importance of hemlocks to the health of local trout populations, our
partnership with Trout Unlimited, and opportunities to work together on
behalf of the forests and waterways we share. We will also
have healthy hemlock saplings available for adoption.
The location will be the
downtown park in Blue Ridge.
Sat., Apr. 27 &
Sun., Apr. 28
Bear on the Square
Mountain Festival: SGH
will have a booth at this fun family-friendly festival in Dahlonega to
provide information about the hemlock problem, 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.
We will also have healthy hemlock saplings
available for adoption.
The location will be the
historic square and Hancock Park in Dahlonega.
Sat., May 4
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
HEMLOCK CAMP MEETING & PICNIC
Time to make reservations! Click here for
Save Georgia’s Hemlocks Annual Hemlock Camp Meeting and Picnic-- a
"gathering of kindred spirits to celebrate and preserve the magnificent
THIS YEAR'S THEME:
A day of appreciation and inspiration for our members, volunteers,
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS will share their inspiring stories of their
resourceful work to save the hemlocks:
* Thom Green with the Hemlock Restoration Initiative (HRI), whose
is to restore eastern and Carolina hemlocks to their native habitats
throughout North Carolina and to mitigate damage to hemlocks caused by
infestation of the hemlock woolly adelgid.
Alex Harvey with the Paddlers Hemlock Health Action Taskforce (PHHAT),
collaboration with HRI and other organizations utilizes expert paddlers
to treat trees along the Green River in North Carolina following a
custom protocol to ensure safety and protect water quality while
chemically protecting many trees from the river that would likely not be
otherwise treated due to the difficulty of accessing them by land.
OTHER FEATURES: Music by the eclectic and versatile
Bill Pound, barbecue from Poole's plus everyone's potluck
covered dishes to share, educational materials and experts on
hand, short movie "The HemlockWoolly Adelgid – A Film About the
Loss of an Ecosystem” by Chris Foito, raffle of some very cool
items, and an opportunity to visit with old and new friends who
share your interest in protecting the beauty and health of the natural
resources we all enjoy.
ETC Pavilion in Ellijay.
MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS
EARLY! Contact Kim Wood at 706-455-2313 or
Sat., May 11
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.