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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
  • Sod Prices link Georgia turfgrass growers say the price of sod should remain steady this year. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 1/18/2018
  • Avian Flu Alert link Backyard chickens at risk as avian flu detected in wild duck in south Georgia. By Sharon Dowdy, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon | Published: 1/17/2018
  • Pollinator Habitats link Plant trees for bees, butterflies and other pollinators. By Sharon Dowdy, Sharon Dowdy, Merritt Melancon, Paul Pugliese, Elizabeth Benton | Published: 12/15/2017
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Upcoming Events
  • Jan 18 Building Baby's Brains (Session 1) Childcare Professionals Training Interactions with adults are experiences. Experiences are necessary for brain growth. Childcare professionals will learn more about their role in brain development for babies and young children during four 2-hour interactive sessions. This training is provided by a Bright from the Start Approved Entity. Watkinsville, GA - (50.0 Miles)
  • Jan 19 - Jan 22 SAFE Certified Coaches Training SAFE Certified Coaches Training Eatonton, GA - (77.0 Miles)
  • Jan 19 Corn and Soybean Production Meeting A Corn/Soybean Production Meeting Dr. Reagan L. Noland, Extension Grains Agronomist and Dr. Eric Prostko, Extension Weed Specialist Agronomist will be there to review the 2017 crop and share information on the upcoming 2018 crop. Both corn and soybeans will be covered during the meeting. Our goal is to provide programs that provide the latest research based information available to us from University of Georgia crop specialists. Pesticide license re-certification credit hours will be given to those who attend. East Dublin, GA - (125.0 Miles)
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