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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
  • Tree Season link Late winter is a great time to add foundation plants to the landscape. By Sage Barnard | Published: 2/15/2019
  • 4-H at Capitol link Georgia 4-H members visit state Capitol to learn about legislative process. By Cristina deRevere | Published: 2/13/2019
  • 2019 Flavor of Georgia link Final round of UGA's Flavor of Georgia contest set for March 19. By Merritt Melancon | Published: 2/14/2019
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Upcoming Events
  • Feb 18 LifeSmarts State Championship LifeSmarts State Championship Perry, GA - (142.0 Miles)
  • Feb 18 Northeast Georgia Soybean Production Meeting UGA Extension Specialists will discuss latest production information for soybean producers related to varieties, agronomics, disease and weed control. One hour of pesticide credit will be offered as part of this training. Lunch will be provided. Following this production meeting, the UGA Using Pesticides Wisely Training will be hosted at the same location. This training is required for any producers wishing to use Xtendimax, Engenia, or Fexapan products. Elberton, GA - (18.0 Miles)
  • Feb 18 Using Pesticides Wisely Training This is a joint training with UGA Extension Specialists, Georgia Department of Agriculture, and industry representatives to discuss proper usage of new herbicide technologies and prevention of off-target drift. All applicators who wish to use new dicamba technologies (Xtendimax, Engenia, or Fexapan) or required to attend this training and receive certification. For applicators who possess a GDA Private or Commercial Pesticide Applicators License, the training will be from 1-3 PM. For applicators who do not possess a pesticide license, there will be an additional 45 minute pesticide safety training they must attend. Elberton, GA - (18.0 Miles)
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