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Posted: March 14, 2013 9:01 p.m.

Get your nature on at Georgia Wildlife

Within the next few months, the Georgia Wildlife Federation, which is based out of Covington, will host many exciting events and volunteer opportunities to participate in. Many of these events take place at the Alcovy Conservation Center, which is located at 11600 Hazelbrand Road, Covington.

On Saturday, March 23, GWF will host a work day to remove invasive plants in Newton County. If anyone is interested, they may report to the Alcovy Conservation Center at 9 a.m. that morning, along with any gloves and tools they have available.

On Thursday, March 28, GWF will host a book signing and author discussion from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for The Natural Communities of Georgia. The signing will host all three authors of the book, as well as both photographers and GWF’s former president and CEO Jerry McCollum.

All proceeds will go toward GWF’s Special Collections, notably the Dr. Charles H. Wharton Archives. The event will showcase many of Dr. Wharton’s own research tools, samples and journals which have never been publicized before. There will also be two showings of Dr. Wharton’s Wild Cattle of Cambodia, a film documenting his 1957 expedition in Cambodia.

This event will be located at the Alcovy Conservation Center. There is no admission fee with the purchase of a book (available at the door for $59.95 + tax), or for admission without the purchase of a book, the cost is $10.

The Georgia Wildlife Federation will be holding Adopt-A-Stream workshops at the Alcovy Conservation Center to certify water monitors.

On Saturday, April 6, GWF will host a chemical and introductory course from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Another course focusing on requirements for biological certification with the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream program will take place on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each course costs $5 to attend and requires pre-registration. To register, contact Robert Phillips at rphillips@gwf.org or 770-787-7887.

On Tuesday, April 16, GWF will host an Alcovy Rover Greenway Landowner Workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for owners of land that is adjacent to rivers or wetlands; the workshop is open to public, however.

The event will host experts who will participate in discussions regarding improving water quality, tax incentives and more. To register, call 770-787-7887.

For more information on any of these exciting opportunities, visit the Georgia Wildlife Federation website at gwf.org.

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