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looking for a venue for your next big event? Georgia Wildlife Federation’s Alcovy Conservation Center is just minutes but a world away from historic downtown Covington. Quietness and tranquility reign among the mosaic 115 acres of venerable, shaded forests and open pasturelands, which makes it idyllic for meetings, retreats, seminars, luncheons, reunions, fundraisers, concerts, workshops, weddings, picnics, or any event that entreats a special place. Options include: v v v

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The rustic, secluded Turner Cabin. The cozy Cochran House, ideal for retreats. A spacious executive conference center with a comfortable classroom, meeting rooms, and seminar halls. Wireless Internet and audio-visual equipment are also available. Two open-air pavilions. Demonstration gardens and outdoor learning areas. Relaxing nature trails perfect for quick hikes or leisurely nature walks.

Ways You Can Help Keep Georgia Wild


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Numerous volunteer opportunities are available through GWF from greeting the public at a Buckarama to maintaining habitat gardens and trails at the Alcovy Conservation Center and Mill Creek Nature Center.


GWF hosts special events and fundraisers throughout the year. Proceeds from events help us keep the Federation’s mission work going strong. Buckarama (August and February - Perry): GWF’s Buckaramas bring vendors, experts, and sportsmen and women of all ages together. e 3-day events are full of seminars, activities for kids, live animal shows and demonstrations, and more. Sporting Auctions, Dinners, and Socials (August - Covington, September - Statesboro, and March - Smyrna): GWF’s auctions and dinners are always a great evening of fun, food, and fellowship. Auction items oen include hunting and fishing trips, wildlife art, outdoor equipment, and guns. Youth/Adult Dove Hunt (September - Mansfield) Join GWF and other sportsmen and women of all ages for our annual dove hunt at the Dan Gunn Fields in the Chattahoochee - Oconee National Forest in Jasper County. Rivers Alive (September - Covington, October - Buford): GWF helps to sponsor two Rivers Alive events during the year. At both, participants volunteer for a few hours to clean trash from in and around Georgia’s streams and wetlands. At the Buford event, efforts are also focused on removing invasive exotic plants so that native species can get re-established. Keeping Georgia Wild Summit (September and January Covington): GWF hosts two meetings a year to discuss issues and upcoming legislation with like-minded partners and organizations. Clay Shoot for Conservation (Spring - location varies): is is always a fun event as 4-person teams compete while raising funds for GWF conservation programs. Earth Day and National Trails Day (April & June - Buford): Spend the morning with staff and volunteers at Mill Creek Nature Center. Efforts focus on clearing the wetlands of invasive, exotic Chinese privet.

Visit for a current CALENDAR OF EVENTS Both Amazon and Kroger will donate a small percentage of your everyday purchases to the charity of your choice. Please take a moment to link your accounts to GWF. Every little bit makes a difference. Visit for more details and links. 15

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The Call August 2017  

The Call August 2017