Georgia Outdoor Stewards is a meetup group started by the Georgia Conservancy and sponsored by REI.

The idea is to give nonprofits, clubs and community groups a place to host hikes, camp outs, paddles, or bike rides that have a stewardship focus - while providing the public with a "one stop shop" for stewardship adventures!

What does "stewardship" mean?

Stewardship events must be expressly designed to promote outdoor volunteerism, remove barriers to outdoor access for diverse communities, or encourage environmental protection.

Our best events have elements of all three!

Nonprofits, clubs and community groups that use Georgia Outdoor Stewards have access the Georgia Conservancy's gear bank of camping equipment - plus video equipment to help capture and share the story!

If you are interested in becoming an organizer and/or posting your stewardship events - please contact bschroeder@gaconservancy.org.

Here are a few of the groups that will be leading trips through GOS: 

Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance  
Edge of Night Camping Club 
Keeping it Wild 
Hartfield’s Hikers 
Georgia State Parks 
Georgia Appalachian Trail Club 
Georgia Canoe Association 
Georgia Conservancy  
Generation Green 
Recreation Equipment Incorporated

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Stewardship of the outdoors, happens one paddle, hike, or adventure at a time.

Recent Meetups

  • March 14 · 10:00 AM

    Flint River Deluxe Paddle

    2 Members

    There’s nothing like canoe camping. All the comforts of home, floated downstream by boat, decorating the sandy banks of the Flint River. That’s what makes this trip a “... Learn more
  • February 28 · 10:00 AM

    Discover the Ruins of Arabia Mountain

    2 Members

    You may have seen the lunar landscape of Arabia Mountain before but did you know the landscape is dotted with hidden ruins? Winter is the perfect time to see quarry... Learn more
  • February 21 · 11:00 AM

    Satilla River Day Paddle

    4 Members

    Join the Georgia Conservancy, Satilla Riverkeeper, Georgia Canoeing Association and SouthEast Adventure Outfitters for a paddle on one of the most beautiful blackwater... Learn more
  • November 8, 2014 · 9:00 PM

    Outdoor Activity Center Service Project

    2 Members

    On November 8, join the Georgia Conservancy's Generation Green and the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA) for a day of service at Atlanta's urban oasis, The Outdoor... Learn more
  • October 25, 2014 · 9:00 AM

    Improve the health of our urban forests!

    4 Members

    The Nature Conservancy is teaming up with Trees Atlanta and the  Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve to improve the health of our urban forests. Volunteer projects... Learn more
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