From the NGa. Group: Help save our native Hemlocks and have a great time at this year's HemlockFest.
- Dates: Friday, Nov 2, 2012 - Sunday, Nov 4, 2012.
- Location: the beautiful Starbridge retreat just outside historic Dahlonega (about one hour north of Atlanta)
- Volunteers needed! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer at the Sierra Club table
- For more information about this year's festival, go to www.hemlockfest.org or call (706)-867-5157.
The Hemlocks issue
The survival of hemlock trees is being threatened by the woolly adelgid, an aphid-like insect introduced from Asia and now spreading through the north Georgia forests. This benefit will raise funds and awareness to help save these magnificent trees that arguably define southern Appalachia and keep our rivers cool enough to sustain such temperature-sensitive species as trout and crayfish. 100% of donations/proceeds from the festival will go toward advancing the hemlocks defense against the woolly adelgid.
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Hope to see you there!!!