Nov 10: Stream Clean-Up

October 10, 2022

Stream Clean-Up Opportunity!

The Rabun Chapter will have a stream clean-up work project on Thursday, November 10th. We will meet up at Campsite #93 at Oconee State Park at 10:00 am then drive to the Burrell’s Ford bridge. There we will separate into teams and pick up trash up and down stream on the Chattooga River. Trash bags will be provided, but we suggest you bring thick gloves to protect your hands. Contact Tammy by phone or text at (706) 982-1315 or by email at teajatee@gmail.com if you have questions. See you there!

July 13 & 20 (Rain Date Aug 3): Electroshocking Chattooga River

April 30, 2022

  • Wednesday, July 13. Electroshocking Chattooga River, Spoon Auger section.
  • Wednesday, July 20. Electroshocking Chattooga River, Ellicotts Rock section.
  • Wednesday, August 3. Rain date for Electroshocking Chattooga River.

Apr 14: Chapter Meeting, Hedden Creek Work Project

March 1, 2022

Thursday, April 14. Hedden Creek Work Project.

Meet at Double Bit Campsite at 9:00 am. This will be our April Chapter meeting.

Start 9:00 AM and wrap up by 1:00 PM

20 volunteers maximum, 12 minimum

Rehabilitating previously installed habitat stream improvements so that they can continue to be appropriately utilized as trout habitat.

No need to bring equipment – Forest Service and GA DNR will have everything needed.

Bring work gloves, lunch, water.
U.S. Forest Service leads these workdays with support from GA DNR. Rain date scheduled for: Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Directions to Double Bit Dispersed Camping Area

From Clayton, GA – Take Warwoman Road (at Ingles) east for 13 miles to the end of the road, at the intersection with GA Hwy 28. Turn right onto Hwy 28 east. Go 1.5 miles. Turn left onto Forest Service Road 646, Burrells Ford Road. This is a gravel road with some rough spots, but is suitable for passenger vehicles if care is taken. Go 5 miles. Turn left on- to an unmarked woods road. This woods road is suitable for high clearance two wheel drive pickup trucks, but not passenger cars. Go 100 yards, cross the ford of Ridley Branch, then bear left and proceed 40 yards to the Double Bit Dispersed Campsite.

Parking may be limited at the Campsite, so parking along the Burrells Ford Road and walk- ing into the Campsite may be your best option.

More Information on the Hedden Creek Stream Work Project from Sarah Baker

Hello Mr. Steve,
I hope that you are doing well!
Here are the plans for Hedden Creek Workday, Thursday, April 14th, 2022:

Start 9:00 AM and wrap up by 1:00 PM

20 volunteers maximum, 12 minimum

Rehabilitating previously installed habitat stream improvements so that they can continue to be appropriately utilized as trout habitat.

No need to bring equipment – Forest Service and GA DNR will have everything needed.

Bring work gloves, lunch, water.
U.S. Forest Service leads these workdays with support from GA DNR. Rain date scheduled for: Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Please let me know if there are any further questions or comments from the Rabun TU chap- ter.

Thank you so much for all that you do!

With gratitude,

Sarah Baker, GA DNR

Mar 12: Chapter Meeting, Chattanooga Spring Sweep

March 1, 2022

March, 2022 Rabun Chapter Meeting Saturday, March 12, 9:00 am—1 pm. “Chattooga River Spring Sweep”

Sponsored by the US Forest Service, Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Meet at the Chattooga River Access Parking Lot on the South Carolina side of the Hwy 76 bridge at 9:00 am.

The Forest Service will perform a safety talk and assign locations for groups to travel to pick up trash.

Everyone will meet back at 1:00 pm at the Chattooga Sounds Campground to drop off their trash in a dumpster.

Aug 25: Rabun Chapter Stream Clean-Up on Timpson Creek

August 6, 2018

Aug 25 (Sat) Rabun Chapter Stream Clean-Up Project.

Meet at first campsite on right on Timpson Creek Road at 9:00 am. Contact Justin English.

The response to last month’s report on BOD member Justin English’s work on removing graffiti from rocks at Darnell Creek was overwhelming! Justin’s good deed has inspired the Chapter to tackle another similar project: picking up trash and cleaning graffiti from rocks along Timpson Creek.

Anyone wishing to volunteer for this stream clean-up project on Timpson Creek should meet at the first campsite on the right off the Timpson Creek Road, FS Road 162, on Saturday, Aug 25, at 9:00 am.

To get to the Timpson Creek Road, from Clayton, GA take US Hwy 76 West for 4.3 miles. Turn right (north) onto Hwy 76 Loop Road. Go 0.1 mile then turn right (north) onto an unnamed road, between two sections of fence. Go 0.1 mile then turn right (east) onto a woods road. Go 40 yards to the campsite.

There is limited parking at the campsite; carpooling is suggested and parking along the Timpson Creek Road may be necessary. Beyond this woods road the Timpson Creek Road gets a little rough, so use caution if you travel any further.

Now is your chance to show your support for cleaning up the environment while enjoying the fellowship of friends with the Rabun Chapter!

Contact Project Leader Justin English for more information.

Apr 21: Earth Day Earl’s Ford Stream Bank Clean-Up

March 16, 2018

April 21 (Sat): In celebration of Earth Day Rabun TU will be joining in with others across our nation on that day to do some clean up. Rabunites will be doing some stream bank cleaning on the Chattooga River in the Earl’s Ford area. Be sure to check out the April newsletter to find out our meeting place and time. Stream clean up’s are always a good way to give back. Rabun TU has done many stream clean up’s through the years. For Earth Day it’s great to see so many other groups coming together to join in for a county wide clean up effort. While we, along with the Chattooga Conservancy will be concen- trating our efforts on the river banks, many other will organize in town to do road sides in the county. On April 21, if you have the time please volunteer with one of the groups and give back. It’s a mess out there at times…

May 27: Annual Betty’s Creek Clean-Up for Trout Camp

May 15, 2017

May 27 (Sat): The annual clean up of Betty’s Creek to get ready for Trout Camp. We start at 9 am and finish up around noon. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! We will have a few light refreshments on hand.

May 28: Betty’s Creek Stream Improvement Work Day

April 18, 2016

May 28 (Sat) Betty’s Creek Stream Improvement Work Day. Getting the stream ready for Trout Camp the following week.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!! 9 AM to noon. Bring your gloves and work tools. For more info contact Charlie Breithaupt at 706-782-6954 or at knc615@windstream.net. ANOTHER GREAT CHANCE TO HELP OUR CHAPTER IN PASSING IT ON!

July 25: Stream Restoration on Martin Branch

July 14, 2015

July 25 (Sat) VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Stream Restoration Project. We will be joining other TU Chapters to work on Martin Branch over in White County.

Join fellow TU folks for a day of conservation. We will be joining Upper Chattahoochee River, Foothills, Oconee River, Middle Georgia,
and the Savannah River TU Chapters for a brook trout stream restoration project on Martin Branch near Robertstown, GA. Martin Branch is a tributary to the Chattahoochee River. We will be building and repairing in stream structures to restore brook trout, improve stream flow and provide habitat for brook trout. The workday is led by UCCTU and is open to anyone. Bring a friend !! A hat and work gloves are the only equipment needed. We will work with the Forest Service and DNR until about noon. Lunch and Water will be provided. You might want to bring a change of clothes for the ride back. Jerry McFalls is coordinating for the Rabun Chapter. Contact him at 706-782-8357 or at

threeforksadventures@hotmail.com.
A good day of fellowship with a great group of fellow anglers!

July 22: Annual Electro-Shocking of the Chattooga River

June 16, 2015

July 22 (Wed) VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Annual Chattooga River Electro shocking. This year we will be working on the up- per section of the river- Ellicott’s Rock. Meet at Burrell’s ford at 8:00 am. Pack a lunch and plenty of water! See you on the river.

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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