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Hartwell Lake is one of the southeast's largest and most popular public recreation lakes. Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1955 and 1963 as part of a flood control, hydropower and navigation project, authorized purposes now include recreation, water quality, water supply, and fish and wildlife management. Each year, millions of people utilize the many public parks, marinas and campgrounds conveniently located around the lake to pursue a variety of outdoor recreational experiences-making Hartwell one of the most visited Corps lakes in the nation.


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Extension News
  • Network Leader link Interim director named for UGA Automated Environmental Monitoring Network. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 6/15/2018
  • Safer Fruit link Avoid illness by cleaning melons before slicing them and refrigerating any leftovers. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 6/14/2018
  • 4-H20 Camp link Three-day camp brings south Georgia 4-H'ers to UGA's Stripling Irrigation Research Park in Camilla, Georgia. By Lydia Connell | Published: 6/13/2018
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Upcoming Events
  • Jun 19 Fire Ant Management Workshop for Pastures & Hayfields Fire ants can be a painful nuisance in pastures and hayfields. In this 2-hour workshop, UGA Extension Agent Paula Burke will show you how to identify fire ants, what treatment options effectively control them, and when and how to apply fire ant pesticide products. Pesticide applicator recertification credits: 2-hours for Commercial category 21 or 24; 1-hour for Private applicator license Cumming, GA - (70.0 Miles)
  • Jun 20 - Jun 21 ServSafe Manager Certification Training This training program certifies food handlers in restaurants, school, hospital and nursing home cafeterias, and other food service businesses to prevent causing or spreading foodborne illness. The ServSafeĀ® Program is a recognized food safety sanitation course developed by The Educational Foundation of The National Restaurant Association. Gainesville, GA - (52.0 Miles)
  • Jun 21 - Jun 23 Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program - Small Fruit & Vegetable Production The second part is Small Fruit & Vegetable Production that covers a multitude of subjects relating to crop production. Subjects covered include soil health, fertility, cover crops, irrigation, equipment, marketing and other pertinent topics. The class will include a visit to the Urban Farm at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville. You must attend the Small Farm Business Planning Section in order to participate in this one. Lawrenceville, GA - (69.0 Miles)
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