Our time in Northern Georgia has all but ended. I wanted to reach out to everyone that has made our stay in the south both enjoyable and educational. Learning about the lakes and being able to spend a lot of time simply sitting by the water at all of the projects has made this summer one of the most beautiful. Sunsets and rain clouds, lightning storms and thunder, the Atlanta Survey Team has definitely experienced every type of weather in the south.
From conservation projects to surveys, we have participated in an array of activities that have allowed us to learn so much more about the area and the culture here in Northern Georgia. This is a summer to remember and we all send all of our thanks out to everyone that has made this summer such a wonderful success.
Many thanks again!
Written by Sophie Louis, Project Lead
We had the opportunity to participate in a variety of conservation projects throughoutthe summer. Of all of them, I enjoyed working on the Canebrake Restoration Project themost. Unlike the other projects, the canebrake project allowed us to actively map areas which were possible donor sites of canebrake (a plant which has been threatened in theregion by an influx of invasive species). We were able to hike around various plots of ACoE land in search of these plants, and finding them became a surprising source ofsatisfaction. It was a gratifying project in that we knew that our efforts searching would lead to the reintroduction of a plant which would otherwise remain threatened in the region.
The 2012 Superior Team #2 Worksite Report is attached.