Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Helping at Outdoor Adventure days

Some of our members at Outdoor Adventure Day this last weekend helping with the fly tying and helping the children stock the stream

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Monthy Meeting Change for October

We will be changing our monthly meeting this month to a different place and time for a special program.  Our group normally meets the 2nd Thurs. of each month at 6:00 PM in Clarkesville at United Community Bank.  Our meeting for October will be on third Thursday, October 15th.  It will be held at the Unicoi Outfitters in Nachoochee on hwy 17. Our program will be a presentation by Andes Drifters of Argentina. There will be snacks and drinks.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Foothills TU presentation of a game camera to GA WRD

Foothills TU presentation of a game camera to GA WRD Law Enforcement to be used in the apprehension of trout stream violators.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Gold Rush TU Chapter 733 Fly Fishing Festival

Frog Hollow - October 3, 2015
Come join Trout Unlimited members for our annual Fly Fishing
Festival in the beautiful confines of Frog Hollow. Whether one is
a novice to the field or an experienced fly fisherman, they will
enjoy the chance to catch the fish of a lifetime.

For $25.00 you can fish one section of this trophy trout stream
for 2 hours. A barbeque dinner will be served at 1:00 pm and will be
followed by silent and live auctions. Items being auctioned
include fly boxes with custom made flies, art items, and
handcrafted wood designs.

We also have raffle tickets for a Colorado XT personal pontoon
boat. This craft is suitable for trips on small lakes or medium sized
streams. Raffle tickets are $10.00 each and only 200 will be sold.
For tickets, contact any Gold Rush TU Chapter 733 member.
For more information please contact Mike Thornton at or Win Crannell at

900 Frog Hollow Road
Dahlonega, GA 30533

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

2016 Dream Trip

We have tickets for everyone to sell- will bring to next meeting. Thanks, Julie

Monday, September 7, 2015

Volunteeer Traing for Hardman Farm

We are moving into our busy season here at Hardman Farm and there is a lot to do!  The quantity and size of tours will increase in October.  We can use tour guides, herders and barn docents.  To that end, we will have the next volunteer training on Wednesday, September 16.  There will be 3 training sessions offered that day:

                10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Volunteering at Hardman:  Basics
                11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Docent training (how to assist/lead tours)
                2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Keeping it Clean:  How to clean a historic home

  If you plan to attend, please let Johnna know as soon as possible!

  We have more groups coming in and can use herders/golf cart drivers/wheel chair lift assistance for these. 
    October 1 15-30 Roswell Recreation Seniors
    October 8 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will bring 45 seniors, 6-8 of whom will require the golf cart. 
    October 15 from    56 Day Trippers from the Village at Deaton Creek (seniors)

  On September 18 we have Lakeview Academy coming with 42 6th graders from 9:30-11:00 a.m.  Jobs include:
    Station interpretors at the Unicoi Turnpike, Indian Mound panel/natives, front of house, first floor house/Anna Ruby, kitchen, spring house, dairy barn, maybe the gas house or smokehouse.
    One bell ringer to keep rotations on time

Fall Celebration on October 10 will be our first park/Friends big event.  This Appalachian Heritage event runs from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Jobs include:
  Visitor Center assistants (2-4)
  Parking attendants (6)
  Butter churners (2)
  Crank apples through cider press (2-4)
  Gold panning (4)
  Candle-dippers (4)
  Spinners (2)
  Tour herders (3)
  Set-up help in Friday, Oct. 9 (4)
  Set-up help on Saturday, Oct. 10 (4)
  Clean-up (10)
  Dairy Docent (2)
  Kitchen Docent (2)

We can use your help!  E-mail with event/date and the job you want. 

Thanks so much and happy Labor Day!

Johnna Tuttle
Interpretive Ranger
Hardman Farm

Saturday, September 5, 2015

GA Council Of TU Membership Survey on Climate Change UPDATE

Dear TU Friends,

Mack has received calls that some of your membership did not receive the CC survey.  It did go out to 3,124 members in GA via the TU National data base.
The report below notes that 246 bounced.   If you have any information that some of your membership did not receive the message please have them contact Mack via email  
So far we have received 274 responses, according to my information from Survey Monkey.   Please encourage your members to participate! 

Email Members


Date Sent
# Sent
# Bounced
# Opened
# Clicks
# Unsubscribes

Thanks!  See you on the 12th


Kathy & Charlie Breithaupt  
194 Kitchins Lane
Clayton, GA  30525

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Monthly Meeting Next Thursday - 9/10

Foothills Monthly Meeting Next Thursday 9/10 at 6:00 PM in Clarkesville at United Community Bank

Program by Kent Edmonds of "Fly Fishing West Georgia & Beyond"

Kent specializes in shoal bass on the fly on the Flint River in middle Georgia. He is also a certified FFF Casting Instructor, heads up the Fly Fishing School at Habersham Mill and is the rep for TFO rods.
Kent is one of the most skilled and knowledgeable fly anglers in the southeast and is known for his willingness to share those skills with others.

After growing up in western SC and frequenting the trout streams of NC and north Georgia, Kent moved to west Georgia about 30 years ago. Finding no trout thereabouts, he began seeking various warmwater species with the fly rod. It turned out there were plenty willing to eat a fly...and many were at least as much fin as trout!
After several years of guiding part-time, Kent had a late mid-life crisis in 2001 and became a full-time fly fishing guide. He has fished the streams and lakes of Georgia for over 30 years. His fly fishing experience ranges from Montana to the Caribbean to Hawaii.

A Federation of Fly Fishers-certified instructor, he is available for casting and fly-tying instruction. His articles have appeared in national and regional fly fishing and outdoor magazines, and he is a member of the Georgia Outdoor Writers Association.

Kent has served as vice president of the Flint River Chapter of Trout Unlimited, and was selected as the Southeastern Council Federation of Fly Fishers 2007 Man of the Year and 2013 Fly Casting Instructor of the Year.
In 2007, he became associated with the Grand Slam Group as a manufacturers' rep for several major tackle companies. He continues to guide regularly on Georgia waters.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Smithgall Woods volunteers needed - 10/15

.Robinson Elementary has just scheduled 4 rotations (pond ecosystems, how many bears, animal adaptations, dress-a-beaver) for 10/15/2015, from 9:30-1:30pm. If you are available to help on this date, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you & have a great day!

Kathy Church
Interpretive Ranger
Smithgall Woods Conservation Area
(706) 878-3087