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  • Title: Georgia Wildlife Federation > Home
    Descriptive info: .. Friday, December 07, 2012.. Donate.. |.. Volunteer.. Join or Renew.. |.. My Account.. Home.. About Us.. The Mission.. Members.. Youth & Adult Volunteer Corp.. Board of Directors.. Staff.. Headquarters.. National Wildlife Federation.. EarthShare.. News.. Accountability.. Events.. Calendar of Events.. Rivers Alive.. Great Outdoors Show.. 6th Annual Shoot for Conservation.. GWF Photo Contest.. Atlanta Buckarama.. Perry Buckarama.. Sportsman's Dinner & Auction.. Conservation Education.. Alcovy Trails & Gardens.. Camp Charlie.. Conservation Library.. EarthGauge.. Intern Leadership Program.. No Child Left Inside Coalition.. Resource Stewardship.. Alcovy Conservation Center.. Mill Creek Nature Center.. Alcovy River at East End.. Adopt-A-Stream.. Wharton Conservation Center.. Alcovy River Greenway.. Conservation Easements.. Georgia Water Coalition.. Native Plant Repository.. State Wildlife Action Plan.. Teaming  ...   statewide giving event on.. DECEMBER 6.. Support GWF by.. making a donation.. Follow Us.. Follow us.. Upcoming Events.. February 8 - 10, 2013.. Georgia National Fairgrounds.. Perry, GA.. Shoot for Conservation.. May 3, 2013.. Mansfield, GA.. Facebook.. Home Blog.. #193008.. Use.. GoodSearch.. and.. GoodShop.. and raise money for GWF at the same time!.. Here's how.. #58143.. 11600 Hazelbrand Road, Covington, GA 30014 | Ph: 770-787-7887 | FAX: 770-787-9229 |.. info@gwf.. org.. Georgia Wildlife Federation is a nonprofit, member-supported 501(c)(3) organization.. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowable by law.. Thank you to Hank Ohme and Suzy Downing for use of photos throughout this site.. Copyright © Georgia Wildlife Federation.. All rights reserved.. Terms Of Use.. Privacy Statement..

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  • Title: Georgia Wildlife Federation > Home
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  • Title: Youth & Adult Volunteer Corp
    Descriptive info: Volunteer Slideshow.. 01.. 02.. 03.. 04.. 05.. Pause.. Volunteer Main.. Youth Adult Volunteer Corp.. The strength of the Georgia Wildlife Federation is demonstrated in the tremendous effort and time contributed by our volunteers.. It is through their efforts that GWF continues to grow and spread the conservation message.. Volunteers save the Federation thousands of dollars each year by maintaining GWF habitat gardens, donating graphics to the website, and serving as security at special events.. Youth Volunteer Corp.. Join the Team!.. CURRENT VOLUNTEERS:.. Join.. GWF's online community.. to receive announcements on upcoming volunteer opportunities, or contact.. Robert Phillips.. with questions.. NEW VOLUNTEERS.. Apply Online.. Volunteer Opportunities.. Alcovy Conservation Center Trails and Gardens.. Date: ongoing.. Location: Covington (Newton County).. Duties: Assist with the seasonal maintenance of the gardens and trails.. Date: February TBA.. Location: Perry (Houston County).. Duties: Adullt Corp only.. Assist with security, parking, and admissions.. Volunteers working at least 4 hours receive free admission to the show, a GWF t-shirt and a meal.. Rivers Alive Annual River Clean Up, Newton County.. Date:  ...   service activity for scout troups or school groups.. Piedmont NWR Handicapped Hunt.. Date: October (last Friday of bow season).. Location: Juliette (Jasper County).. Duties: Assist hunters in getting to site locations, bag and process deer, and help prepare meals.. Date: Ongoing.. Location: Buford (Gwinnett County - Mall of Georgia area).. Duties: Assist in trail maintenance, removal of invasive species, plant and wildlife inventory, and general clean up efforts.. Adopt-A-Stream Monitoring.. Duties: Collect and analyze water and biological samples from Cornish Creek (and have a great time wading through the stream).. Date: August.. Location: Atlanta (Forsyth County).. Duties: Adult Corp only.. Sportsman's Dinner Auction.. Assist with set up and parking.. Duties: prepare, scan, and organize materials to be included in GWF's Conservation Library.. Resource Development.. Location: Covington (Newton County) or remotely.. Duties: Research and develop conservation education materials to support current GWF programs.. Subject matter can be customized to fit needs and interest of volunteer.. Alcovy River at End Property.. Duties: Remove invasive species and develop and maintain trails.. Volunteer Blog.. Volunteer Footer..

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  • Title: The Mission
    Descriptive info: Mission Statement.. To encourage the intelligent management of the life sustaining resources of the earth - its essential water resources - its protective forests.. and plant life - and its dependent wildlife.. - and to promote and encourage the knowledge and appreciation of these resources, their interrelationship and wise use, without which there can be little hope for a continuing abundant life.. GWF Constitution By-Laws, 1936.. Staff Content.. Believing.. that the natural resources of this state are economic, social, recreational, and aesthetic assets which should be restored and perpetuated for our posterity, and realizing that this can only be achieved through an aroused and enlightened opinion among the people of Georgia,  ...   To seek more intensive education of the public in recognizing resource conservation as vital to our way of life and its preservation.. To cooperate with county, state, federal and private agencies of resources management to improve and to strengthen our basic resources and husband partnerships that encourage wise utilization.. To recognize and promote hunting and fishing as essential tools of wildlife management.. To stand firm on promoting the highest standards of outdoor ethics, strengthening farmer-sportsmen understanding, and presenting a positive image to landowners and the non-hunting public.. And to develop greater outdoor opportunities for all as essential to character-building and for the physical and spiritual welfare of people throughout the state..

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  • Title: Members
    Descriptive info: Members Content.. Georgia Wildlife Federation.. Making a Difference for the Next Generation.. The Georgia Wildlife Federation's work in.. advocacy, education, stewardship and sportsmen's issues.. has shaped every aspect of Georgia's diverse environmental landscape, from the mountains to the coast, since 1936.. As the state's oldest and largest member-supported conservation organization, the Georgia Wildlife Federation has built a reputation for conservation success equal to our experience.. We do what is right because it is the right thing to do.. With the hard work and support of our members, the Georgia Wildlife Federation does the most good in the most places, ensuring the legacy we leave to future generations is one of which we can all be proud.. Georgia Wildlife Federation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization and the state affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation.. All contributions are tax-deductible as allowable by law.. Members Right Box.. Membership Levels.. LEGACY MEMBER.. from $1000.. PLATINUM.. from $500.. GOLD STEWARD.. from $250.. SILVER STEWARD.. from $100.. WILDLIFE  ...   Fund to add 6,700 acres to the.. Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.. after the land was threatened with harmful mining.. Working with riverkeepers to protect the inegrity of Georgia's river habitats by opposing deadhead logging, controlling invasive species and maintaining healthy fisheries on rivers including the.. Flint, Coosa, Satilla, Oconee, Altamaha, Ogeechee and Savannah.. Conserving over 7,000 acres in Georgia through.. conservation easements.. Education.. Engaging families in positive outdoor experiences at Georgia's.. Promoting safe, ethical hunting by providing free.. hunter safety courses.. to thousands of participants for over 20 years.. Creating unique educational facilities throughout Georgia at the.. in Buford, the.. in Covington, and the.. on the Tallulah River.. Experience.. Volunteer opportunities.. through.. Rivers Alive events.. ,.. outdoor shows.. Adopt-A-Stream monitorings.. , trails and habitat maintenance and year-round events.. Connecting children to their environment through the.. Schoolyard Wildlife Habitat program.. Building a.. community of conservation.. by bringing together hunters, anglers, gardeners, birdwatchers and hikers in support of Georgia's wild places and natural resources..

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  • Title: GWF Board of Directors
    Descriptive info: District Map.. Board Gray Box.. Download the GWF District Map (.. pdf).. Interested in serving on the GWF Board? Contact.. GWF.. for more information.. Interactive map created with MapsAlive.. Board Content.. The GWF Board consists of volunteers either elected or appointed to a one or two year term.. Ten At-Large Directors are appointed to two-year terms by existing members of the Board.. Twelve District Directors are elected by representatives of the GWF Associate Member organizations at the GWF Annual Meeting.. An Executive Committee consisting of the Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Delegate to the National Wildlife Federation are elected by the Associate Member representatives to one-year terms at the  ...   , NWF Delegate.. James Manley.. , Immediate Past Chair.. Directors At Large.. Joel Vinson.. , Forsyth.. Chuck Rabolli.. , Decatur.. Rob Fowler.. , Covington.. Gordon Reynolds.. , Loganville.. Charlie Miller.. , Tucker.. Chris Gray.. , Buford.. Kelly Jordan.. , Atlanta.. Joe Edwards.. , Barnesville.. District Directors.. District 1.. Carl Quertermus.. , PhD, Villa Rica.. District 2.. Vacant.. District 3.. Tom Jones.. , Atlanta.. District 4.. Brian Mask.. District 5.. Todd Teasley.. , Covington.. District 6.. Tommy Key.. , Pine Mountain.. District 7.. David Haire.. , Milner.. District 8 Vacant.. District 9.. Tommy Gregors.. , Leesburg.. District 10.. Vacant.. District 11.. Joy Campbell.. , Folkston.. District 12.. Carl Hall.. , Vidalia..

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  • Title: Georgia Wildlife Federation > About Us > Staff
    Descriptive info: Staff Slideshow.. GWF At Work.. ?.. Robert Phillips teaches students how to evaluate stream health using techniques from the Adopt-A-Stream Program.. GWF Issues Coordinator Shirl Parsons teaches students how to identify various animal skulls during a GWF Day Camp.. Michael Fulghum teaches visitors about our local invertebrates at the crawdad hole during a GWF open house.. Eager young hunters learn how to properly use and take care of a turkey call from Sam Stowe during a GWF Day Camp.. President Jerry McCollum speaks to a group of local college students before they head out for a canoe trip down the Alcovy River in Newton County.. Staff Gray Box.. Current Job Openings:.. President and.. Chief Operating Officer.. Applications Accepted through August 31, 2012.. MORE DETAILS.. Learn about the Intern Leadership Program.. Georgia Wildlife Federation Staff.. Jerry L.. McCollum.. President and CEO.. Jerry is a professional wildlife biologist, certified by The Wildlife Society.. He holds an AB and MS from the University of West Georgia and has served as GWF President for more than twenty years.. Prior to his current position, Jerry spent fifteen years with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, holding positions as a field biologist on the staff of the Heritage Trust Program, a Senior Wildlife Biologist for Ossabaw Island, and Assistant to the Director of the Game and Fish Division where he supervised the Natural Heritage Inventory and was the Division s liaison to Georgia s organized sportsmen.. Bonnie Eisterhold.. Constituent Programs Assistant.. Bonnie began working with GWF as a volunteer in 2007 at our annual outdoors shows, and joined the staff in 2010 to assist in member and event services.. Bonnie grew up with a love of the outdoors, and carried this appreciation for the natural world into her adult life.. Today, she and her family enjoy gardening, camping and fishing.. DeAnna Harris.. Conservation Resources Manager.. DeAnna holds a BS in wildlife science from Auburn University.. Before moving to Georgia, she served as a research assistant with the Auburn University Entomology Department and the Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and as a wildlife educator at the Birmingham Zoo and Alabama's Special Camp for Children and Adults (Camp ASCCA).. DeAnna is a Master Gardener, certified by the University of Georgia, Extension Service and trained in Project Wild.. She began her career with GWF as a volunteer, and has been on staff since 1996.. Hank Ohme.. Program Manager, Mill Creek Nature Center.. Hank received a BA degree in mathematics from the University of Alabama and served three years in the US Army as an Artillery officer.. In 2008, he retired from his career as a computer programmer.. Hank has been a volunteer with the Georgia Wildlife Federation since 2004, and joined the staff in 2011.. Hank is an avid hiker and an amateur photographer.. Volunteers and Interns Manager.. Robert holds an associate's degree in forestry from Haywood Technical Institute in North Carolina.. Employed by the U.. S.. Forest Service in Louisiana, he  ...   began her career as an intern with the US Fish and Wildlife Service at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and then worked the next three years as a Biological Technician with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center on the Chesapeake Bay.. After moving to Georgia, she lived, worked and volunteered at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.. She spent a summer working as a wildlife technician with UGA s Sea Turtle Project on Cumberland Island before accepting the position of Commercial Fisheries Statistics Coordinator at the Coastal Resources Division of the GA DNR.. She ran the Statistics Project at DNR in Brunswick, GA for five years.. She has been a mentor and reading volunteer in the public schools as well as a PTA officer.. Gina has been an active member of Satilla Riverkeeper and Flint Riverkeeper and volunteers her time to help with river cleanups and fundraisers.. Adam Schiavone.. Wildlife Technician.. Adam comes to GWF with an associate's degree in wildlife technology from Albraham Baldwin Agricultural College.. He worked three years at the University of Georgia aquaculture unit, and has experience monitoring deer herd quality at Georgia Wildlife Management Areas and Sapelo Island.. Some of Adam's favorite outdoor activities are hunting, fishing, trapping, and kayaking.. Sam Stowe.. Sportsmen's Programs Manager.. Sam is an avid angler and hunter with a great passion for the outdoors.. He grew up in Newton County and owned and operated a heating and air conditioning business for 34 years.. During that time he served three terms as State Chapter President for the National Wild Turkey Federation.. After retiring, his passion for the outdoors and conservation led him to pursue a new career with the Georgia Wildlife Federation.. Terry Tatum.. Constituent Programs Manager.. Terry is a professional horticulturist with an AB in biology from the University of West Georgia and a BSA in horticulture from the University of Georgia.. She developed an interest in native plants and wildlife while living and working on Ossabaw Island from 1978 to 1981.. Afterwards, Terry owned and operated Wild Wood Farms, a nursery in Madison, Georgia, specializing in propagation of native plants, heirloom plants and woody cut flowers for 20 years.. During that time she designed and planted all-native plant landscapes at the Wildlife Resources Division Headquarters in Social Circle, the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in Mansfield and the Okefenokee Education and Research Center in Folkston.. Terry was an active volunteer for the Georgia Wildlife Federation until 2004, working primarily with schools to implement Schoolyard Wildlife Habitats for use as outdoor classrooms.. Jon Tonge.. Membership and Communications Manager.. Jon holds an A.. B.. J.. in Newspaper Journalism from the University of Georgia.. A native of Georgia, Jon grew up in Waycross and spent many years camping, hiking, and enjoying the outdoors around the Okefenokee Swamp with his family and as an active member of the Boy Scouts.. Prior to coming to the GWF, Jon was the owner of an independent bookstore in Madison and Athens and a newspaper reporter..

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  • Title: Headquarters
    Descriptive info: ACC Left.. Office Hours:.. MONDAY - FRIDAY.. 8:00am - 5:00pm.. The ACC is open on weekends and evenings for special events only.. See.. calendar.. for upcoming opportunities.. 11600 Hazelbrand Rd.. Covington, GA 30014.. 770-787-7887.. FAX: 770-787-9229.. Directions.. ACC Main.. GWF Headquarters.. Much of the mission of the Georgia Wildlife Federation depends on successful conservation education.. Quality education requires well-trained conservation leaders, public officials, and educators.. Using the magnificent tupelo swamps of the Alcovy River as an  ...   who will deliver the conservation message to the next generation.. The main building complex contains 15,000 square feet of office, lecture, classroom and library space, surrounded by native plant gardens.. Situated on 115-acres along the Alcovy River, other facilities on the site include pavilions, an executive retreat house, and a quaint log cabin.. Our scenic wildlife areas include woodland, wetland, and meadow habitats, as well as demonstration wildlife habitat gardens.. ACC Slideshow.. East End Video.. ACC Blog..

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  • Title: National Wildlife Federation
    Descriptive info: Logo.. Learn more about the National Wildlife Federation.. NWF.. The Georgia Wildlife Federation has had an exclusive affiliate relationship with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) since its founding in 1936.. The NWF state and territorial affiliates are autonomous organizations whose primary purpose is the conservation, wise use and restoration of wildlife and other natural resources and the protection of human health and the environment.. Affiliates operate at the grassroots level by working to educate, encourage and facilitate the conservation efforts of their distinct bases of members and supporters.. Affiliation is a voluntary relationship between the state organization and NWF, and there is only one NWF affiliate per state.. The NWF nationwide network of 47 affiliates is also responsible for electing key members of the NWF leadership and setting NWF conservation policy priorities through an annual resolution process.. NWF Updates.. UPDATES.. November 19, 2011.. GWF Welcomes Southeastern Affiliates.. The Georgia Wildlife Federation hosted the National Wildlife Federation's meeting of the Southeastern Affiliates last week at the Alcovy Conservation Center.. The bi-annual meeting brings together leaders from state affiliates in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Puerto Rico and the U.. Virgin Islands.. The GWF has been the state affiliate of the  ...   and challenges.. Staff from the National Wildlife Federation were also on hand throughout the meeting to discuss national programming in the Southeast.. One of the important benefits of the state affiliate programs is that it, by default, sets up a non-competitve relationship between affiliates.. Ideas flowed freely between the different groups.. Many of the states' most long-standing and successful programs have their origin in these meetings and the collaboration they inspire.. Thanks to all of the participants.. The GWF was happy to facilitate this meeting of the minds and looks forward to the many more years of conservation collaboration.. This year's participants included: Javier Biaggi (SOPI), Jenny Brock (NWF Board; FL), Mike Butler (TWF), Harley Carpenter (SCWF), Dan Chu (NWF), Amadou Diop (NWF), Glenn Dowling (NWF), Manley Fuller (FWF), Tim Gothard (AWF), Crystal Grant (NWF), John Grant (NWF Board; GA), Sara Green (SCWF), Christopher Guadian (NWF), John Hammond (NWF), Dave Hargett (NWF Board; SC), Diane Hines (FWF), Na'Taki Osborne Jelks (NWF), Julie Lalo (NWF), Brian Lucy (NWF), Kendall McCarter (TWF), Jerry McCollum (GWF), Jaclyn McDougal (NWF), Greg Miller (VICS), Steve Murchie (NWF), Bryan Pritchett (NWF), Sara Hummel Rajca (SCWF) Cathy Shropshire (MWF), Tommy Shropshire (MWF), Terry Tatum (GWF), Ron Warnken (NWF)..

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  • Title: EarthShare
    Descriptive info: Learn more about EarthShare.. EarthShare of Georgia.. EarthShare of Georgia is a nonprofit corporation that represents member organizations, like the Georgia Wildlife Federation, in employee giving campaigns.. EarthShare of Georgia is part of a network representing more than 400 environmental groups working locally, nationally and internationally.. Employees participating in a workplace giving program can either give to EarthShare at large, or give to specific organizations within EarthShare.. To participate in EarthShare:.. GIVE AT THE OFFICE.. If you already have the opportunity to support EarthShare of Georgia at your  ...   members or designated to one or more specific organizations, such as the Georgia Wildlife Federation.. Pick up a pledge form from your company's campaign coordinator.. If you are not sure whether your employer has an environmental option,.. check the EarthShare of Georgia's list of participating businesses.. If you are a Federal employee, find out more about the.. Combined Federal Campaign.. SET UP A WORKPLACE GIVING PROGRAM.. If your workplace is not a current EarthShare of Georgia partner,.. visit the EarthShare of Georgia website.. website to learn how to particpate..

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  • Title: News
    Descriptive info: Adopt-A-Stream News..

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