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Community Outreach

Tree Identification Survey

This survey is being devleoped to help citizen scientists in North Georgia inventory trees to assess community forest health. Participate by entering information through the Tree Identification Survey.

You can also access the survey with a smart device camera through the QR code on the Tree Identification Survey Flyer (PDF)

Contact Information

Project Coordinator: Dr. Jamie Mitchem


EPA Grant #00D882218 

Counties Being Served by Grant

  • Banks
  • Barrow
  • Bartow
  • Catoosa
  • Chattooga
  • Cherokee
  • Clarke
  • Dade
  • Dawson
  • Elbert
  • Fannin
  • Floyd
  • Forsyth
  • Franklin
  • Gilmer
  • Gordon
  • Habersham
  • Hall
  • Hart
  • Jackson
  • Lumpkin
  • Madison
  • Murray
  • Oconee
  • Pickens
  • Rabun
  • Stephens
  • Towns
  • Union
  • Walker
  • White
  • Whitfield

Environmental Education Program Award Recipients

UNG is honored to award the following five organizations a sub-award in the amount of $5000 each for their proposed environmental education program:

Small-Scale Streambank Stabilization in the Soque Watershed 

Soque River Watershed Association
This Habersham County project will educate the public through a series of workshops with the theme of how to identify and restore impaired streambanks.

Understory Arboretum 

Smithgall Woods State Park 
Located in White County, this project will teach approximately 500 middle school students forest succession and tree identification. In addition, adults will learn similar concepts in a UGA sponsored Master Naturalist program(s) and park visitors of all ages will directly benefit from this native tree identification tour.

Stormwater Education and Calls Creek Streambank Stabilization Project

Upper Oconee Watershed Network
This project should reach the general citizenry of Oconee County as it will include citizen science engagement while also promoting sustainable environmental practices to reduce erosion and harmful runoff at Calls Creek.

Jefferson Dragons Think Blue

Jefferson City Schools BioSTEAM Center
Utilizing a wetlands area on property owned by the school system, this project plans to educate approximately 2000 students in grades K-12 in the Jefferson City School System and community members from Jackson County through volunteer events using the BioSTEAM bus to organize tours for field trips and educational programs regarding wetland habitat and conditions.

Stream and Streambank Health in the Soque Watershed

Soque River Watershed Association
This project should reach approximately 375 Habersham County students in grades 4-9 to help students understand how to manage landscapes with an emphasis on streambank health.

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