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Conservation & Outdoor Organizations

All of the following are nonprofit organizations dedicated to the enjoyment and/or preservation of nature's bounty in the Georgia mountains and beyond.

Atlanta Audubon SocietyBox 29189, Atlanta, GA 30359. Phone (770) 955-4111. Conservation and environmental education, including bird study. Monthly programs on environmental concerns. News hotline concerning programs and bird sightings.

Atlanta Whitewater ClubPO Box 33, Clarkston, GA 30021. Phone (770) 299-3752. Whitewater canoeing and kayaking. Emphasizes improvement of outdoor skills, safety, and appreciation of river sports.

Benton MacKaye Trail AssociationPO Box 53271, Atlanta, GA 30355. Enjoyment and maintenance of the Benton MacKaye Trail. Monthly construction hikes and trail maintenance along sections of the trail.

The Dogwood City Grotto2457 Drew Valley Road, Atlanta, GA 30319. Atlanta chapter of the National Speleological Society. Cave protection, conservation, and exploration. Monthly outings to explore caves in the Southeast.

Ens and OutsUnitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 1911 Cliff Valley Way NE, Atlanta, GA 30329. Preservation and enjoyment of nature. Weekly outings to a variety of destinations throughout the state.

Friends of the MountainsBox 368, Clayton, GA 30525. Preservation and enjoyment of the southern Appalachian Mountain environment. Quarterly business meetings and conservation fair each spring. Monthly outings to natural areas in north Georgia and western North Carolina.

Georgia Appalachian Trail Club, Inc.PO Box 654, Atlanta, GA 30301. Phone (404) 634-6495 (voice mailbox). Maintenance of the Appalachian Trail and approach trails in Georgia. Weekly hikes and outings. Monthly trail maintenance.

Georgia Botanical Society7575 Rico Road, Palmetto, GA 30268. Furthering the appreciation of wildflowers. Monthly or semimonthly outings throughout Georgia and contiguous states.

Georgia Canoeing AssociationPO Box 7023, Atlanta, GA 30357. River enjoyment and conservation. Training programs and weekly paddling trips in Georgia and contiguous states.

The Georgia Conservancy, Inc.1776 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 400 South, Atlanta, GA 30309. Phone (404) 876-2900. 711 Sandtown Road, Savannah, GA 31410. Phone (912) 897-6462. Protection of Georgia's environment and the encouragement of responsible stewardship of our vital natural resources. Annual conference, naturalist trips, and chapter activities.

Georgia ForestWatch1447 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 812, Atlanta, GA 30309. Protection of Georgia's Chattahoochee and Oconee national forests. Educational workshops and regular field trips to review timber cutting and related road construction on these forests and to propose areas for wilderness and other special management.

Georgia Ornithological SocietyPO Box 1684, Cartersville, GA 30120. Furthering education about and understanding of birds. Semiannual statewide meetings for field study, fellowship, and information exchange. Publishes a quarterly newsletter, the Oriole. Call (770) 493-8862 for the society's rare-bird alert.

Georgia Wildlife Federation11600 Hazelbrand Rd, Covington, GA 30014. Phone (770) 787-7887. Conservation of wildlife and its habitat, and statewide environmental education programs. Sponsors the premier awards program to recognize conservation achievement in Georgia.

The Nature Conservancy1401 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 236, Atlanta, GA 30309. Phone (404) 873-6946. Preservation of rare and endangered species and natural communities through protection of the ecosystems that sustain them. Annual general membership meetings and field trips throughout the year.

North Carolina Bartram Trail SocietyRoute 3, Box 406, Sylva, NC 28779. Development, maintenance, and enjoyment of the Bartram Trail.

The Sierra Club, Georgia ChapterPO Box 46751, Atlanta, GA 30346. Exploration, enjoyment, and preservation of the nation's forests, waters, wildlife, and wilderness. Seven chapters throughout Georgia with monthly meetings and frequent outings to locations throughout the Southeast.

Trout Unlimited, Georgia Council3836 Foxwood Road, Duluth, GA 30136. Protection, preservation, and enhancement of cold-water fisheries.

The Wilderness Society1447 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 812, Atlanta, GA 30309. Phone (404) 872-9453, fax (404) 872-8540. Protection of natural areas on our federal lands, including national forests, national parks, and national wildlife refuges. Helps coordinate activities of the citizen group ForestWatch.

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