Chapter contributes to parking and access improvements on Chattanooga DH Section

October 13, 2017

Parking and access to the trails going up both sides of the River got a little better this summer thanks to the USFS folks and four of the local TU chapters in Ga and SC. The parking areas on both sides of the Chattooga Delayed Harvest (DH) section at the HY 28 bridge received much needed surface grading followed by installation of a top-surface finish of “crusher run” gravel .

The project was completed on June 21 by USFS labor/equipment and with funds for the gravel provided by the four local TU chapters: Rabun and Foothills chapters in Georgia and the Chattooga and Mountain Ridge chapters in South Carolina . The SC highway #28 access portion was also improved by SC DOT for better/safer access into the parking lot. Surface grading by USFS folks in advance of the gravel placement has significantly improved the surface drainage for both sites and should give fishermen and other trail enthusiasts a better parking site from which to access the DH section of the River.

Nov 21: Chapter Meeting

October 13, 2017

Regular monthly meeting at Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church starting at 6:30. Meeting starts at 7 with a guest speaker followed by brief meeting then our monthly raffle.

Program:  “Flyfishing Smiles with our Georgia Gals”.  Guest speaker will be Beverly Booth. She  will update us on Georgia TU’s participation in Casting for Recovery.

At every regular chapter meeting there will be a raffle for fishing or camping items to help pay the cost of mailing the newsletter to members without email and to raise money to pay for our storage building. Bring an item to donate and a dollar or two for raffle tickets.

DON’T MISS OUT ON A GREAT TIME WITH FELLOW RABUNITES

Nov 1-5: Fall Chapter Campout at Oconee River State Park

October 9, 2017

Rabun Chapter TU Fall Campout
At Oconee State Park, near Walhalla, SC
Reserve your own site, but all the cooking, storytelling, campfire sitting, etc will be at Site #93.

We will eat breakfast and supper together, lunch is on you own.   Meals are $5 per meal, unless you volunteer to cook a meal – then they are free!

To sign up to cook a meal, contact Kathy Breithaupt at 706-782-6954.

Rabun Rendezvous Returns!

NOTE NEW DATE
Saturday. February 18, 2023

Dillard House Conference Center. Pig Pickin’ starts at 4:30 pm, Dinner at 6:30 pm. Read more.

 

 

Rabun TU Supports Smithgall Woods Regional Education Center

Smithgall Woods Regional Education Center offers programs for students of all ages in cooperation with the Georgia DNR& Wildlife Resources Division, State Parks and Historic Sites Division, and Pioneer RESA. Teacher workshops are held to help teachers learn more about North Georgia’s ecosystems and the unique opportunities available at Smithgall Woods. Learn More

 

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Call to Action! Attention All Rabunites!

If you are out fishing and see a stream conservation need (erosion control, bank restoration, trout structure maintenance, etc), contact the Georgia Council. Details here.

 

Rabun TU Supports Casting for Recovery

Casting for Recovery (CfR) provides healing outdoor retreats for women with breast cancer, at no cost to the participants. CfR’s retreats offer opportunities for women to find inspiration, discover renewed energy for life, and experience healing connections with other women and nature.

For more information check out their website: www.castingforrecovery.org