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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Georgia State Parks
Georgia Appalachian Trail Club
Georgia Canoe Association
Recreation Equipment Incorporated
Stewardship of the outdoors, happens one paddle, hike, or adventure at a time.
Davidson Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve
3787 Klondike Road , Lithonia, GA
We need you to help us spruce up the park on National Trails Day! Please join us to remove litter from the parking lots and roadways in the Preserve. These areas are the...
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December 2012 I kayaked down the Etowah River and saw trash, old tires and several dangerous complete blockages of the river by fallen trees. The goal is to take a group...
April 11 · 11:30 AM
Ochlockonee Paddle / Sweet Grass Dairy Tour
Cheese tour, paddle and free camping in historic Thomasville, GA? Yes, please!
Pack up your paddles, we are headed to deep southwest Georgia to explore the uncharted... Learn more
April 9 · 6:30 PM
Georgia Conservancy's Heartland Rivers of GA Paddle Series -Atlanta REI
The 2015 Heartland Rivers of Georgia Paddle Series introduces people to Georgia's Altamaha, Chattahoochee, Flint, Ochlockonee, Ocmulgee, Ogeechee, Satilla and Savannah... Learn more
April 4 · 9:00 AM
Day Hike and Adventure @ Sweetwater Creek State Park (GA Conservancy Day Trip)
Located just 15 miles west of Downtown Atlanta, Sweetwater Creek State Park is a beautiful 2,500-acre park within the Chattahoochee River watershed that features a... Learn more
March 14 · 10:00 AM
Flint River Deluxe Paddle
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
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
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