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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
  • MyIPM App link MyIPM app helps fruit growers manage pests. By Denise M Hatcher | Published: 6/18/2019
  • Nostoc Algae link Too much water can make Nostoc algae flourish and turfgrass suffer. By Clint Waltz | Published: 6/13/2019
  • 4-H2O Camp link Three-day camp educates Georgia 4-H students about importance of water as a natural resource. By Clint Thompson | Published: 6/18/2019
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Upcoming Events
  • Jun 21 - Jun 23 State 4-H Council State 4-H Council Eatonton, GA - (77.0 Miles)
  • Jun 21 EmPowerU Advocating Invasive Species Management Course This training will be a hybrid of on-line coursework and a one day in person workshop. The course will help you: - Gain understanding of the roles and levels of government and who to contact regarding invasive species management. - Learn skills such as influence, power, persuasion, framing, questioning, and listening interactions with decision makers. - Know where to find reputable information on the status of invasive species in your area. - Create an engagement plan and experience practicing it in a safe, peer-learning environment. - See yourself as a resource to decision makers on invasive species management. - View engagement with decision makers as a norm and encourage others to do it. - Network with other people who are passionate to make a difference around invasive species. Athens, GA - (40.0 Miles)
  • Jun 25 Food Preservation Class- Pickling and Fermentation Planning on Canning? Join us to learn more about water bath canning and how to safely can your favorite pickle recipes and proper practices in fermentation. This hands-on learning experience allows you to can your own jar along with recipes and ideas to take home. Gainesville, GA - (52.0 Miles)
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