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DNR “Investigative Ranger of the Year”

Cprl. Keener

If it weren’t for the DNR’s Wildlife Resources Division there would be a lot more “wild life” in Georgia. DNR Rangers are the ones who nab perps (“bad boys” for those who don’t watch reality TV shows) for shooting wildlife from the comfort of their pickup trucks on public roads, and other beer-induced activities. Without […]

Corps of Engineers’ Lake Allatoona Website

allatoona dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office at Lake Allatoona (a.k.a. Allatoona Lake) has a new website and it’s a doozy. Seriously, if you have a question about Lake Allatoona’s Boating & Fishing Camping Day Use Hunting Park Attendant Contract Positions Passes Picnic Shelters Policies, Rules & Regulations Shoreline Management Special Activities Permit Special Event […]

Gopher Tortoise Nappers Nabbed by DNR

GA Wildlife

The Law Enforcement Section of Georgia’s DNR Wildlife Resources Division had another busy week around Lake Allatoona.  An interesting one too. How many of us can say we apprehended a gopher tortoise poacher, as our faithful Rangers did recently?  It’s a rough job, but somebody has to do it. Rangers protect our natural resources and all […]

Tellus Lecture: The Most Diverse River System

Tellus Lecture: The Most Diverse River System

The Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville kicks off 2013 with another fascinating lecture.  (Who knew lectures could be fascinating?) Ecologist Amos Tuck embarked on a 22-day, 200-mile river odyssey last year.  He set out from the headwaters of the Conasauga River in the North Georgia mountains and paddled down the Oostanaula and Coosa Rivers — all […]

Forest Service Fees Waived on Veterans Day Weekend

anna ruby

In honor of Veterans Day, the U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites during the Veterans Day holiday weekend, November 10th – 12th, 2012. The fee waivers are part of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act.  Day-use fees will be waived at all sites operated by the Forest Service.  Day-use sites operated […]

Georgia’s Best Fall Foliage

Visible Rails in the Wild ~ Photo by Robert Sutherland

This is the last weekend of Daylight Saving Time, so get out and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage before the shorter days arrive.  Bring a jacket with you.  There’s a cold front on the way. After you enjoy the glorious colors of autumn, head home.  Snuggle up, light a fire and be glad you’re alive. […]

Secret Treasure Map for Fall Foliage

Secret Treasure Map for Fall Foliage

Think of “Leaf Watch 2012” as a secret map that will lead you to bountiful treasures of fall foliage — without having to wear an eye patch, drink too much grog, walk on a wooden leg, get parrot poop all over your clothes or engage in nasty swordfights in scurvy waterfront dives. OK, I lied.  This […]

Labor Day Weekend on Lake Allatoona

Labor Day Weekend on Lake Allatoona

Chris Purvis of the Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Allatoona confirmed with this morning that visitors to the lake will not be charged this weekend for beach access because the water is so low. Summer full pool at Allatoona Lake is 840 feet above sea level.  Friday, August 31, 2012, the level was […]

Leaf Rubbing, Paddling & Mountain Music

red top concert

It’s no wonder people travel from all across America to bask in the beauty of Lake Allatoona, our parks and the surrounding area, but there’s a lot to do here, too. Here are a few things you might want to try. Tree and Leaf Rubbing Saturday, September 1, 2012 from 3 – 4 PM at Red […]

75th Anniversary of the Appalachian Trail

diamond blaze

On Saturday, August 14, 1937, 75 years ago today,  the final section of the original Appalachian Trail (AT) was completed.  The AT has been rerouted and reblazed countless times since then, primarily to avoid walking through private property. Celebrate the trail’s Diamond Anniversary.  Hike and defend the trail.  Encourage and support those who go farther […]