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.
Sweetwater Creek State Park
1750 Mt. Vernon Road 30122 , Lithia Springs, GA
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...
Bn F. (Co-Organizer)
Sweet Grass Dairy
19635 US Highway 19 N , Thomasville, GA
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...
Bryan S. (Organizer)
Needs a location
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...
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
February 21 · 11:00 AM
Satilla River Day Paddle
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
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!
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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