Dear professional colleagues:
By participating in the Eighth AIPG Innovative Environmental Conference you can earn up to 14 education hours for a price of $100 (AIPG Members).
Looking forward to seeing all of you again soon!
If you are interested in presenting, please send the title (or subject matter) along
We are currently seeking Speakers for this year’s conference.
If you are interested in presenting, please send the title (or subject matter) along with a small abstract explaining your topic to:
To be an exhibitor or sponsor, please head to the website and sign-up. http://georgiaaipg.weebly.com/
Some of our early exhibitors and sponsors for this year are Geo Lab, Fruits & Associates, S&ME, Pace Analytical, and Atlas Geo-Sampling. PLEASE add your company to this year’s list!
Jacob Lindsey - Georgia Southern
Mark Allen Bair - Columbus State
Nolan Edge - Georgia Southwestern State
Emily Purcell - West Georgia
Joshua Hoynes - University of North Georgia
Chelsea Bush - Georgia State
On February 22, 2016, Susan Kite and Ron Wallace presented the newest AIPG Georgia Section Student Chapter at the University of North Georgia a plaque, poster and a check from National for $100 and $300 from the Georgia Section.
The following members were mailed our longevity award:
40 years - Thomas Jones
30 years - Conrad Stephenson and Anthony Robert
20 years - John Raymond and John Salvino
20 years - Robert White and Kevin Strumpler
We would like to thank these members for the commitment to AIPG.
List of Attendees
Announcement: Overview, speaker schedule and networking event.
This conference focused on innovative assessment and remediation technologies being used in the environmental field. Case studies included petroleum hydrocarbons and chlorinated solvents sites. Presenters included representatives from private consultants, regulatory personnel, industry, and legal backgrounds. Attendees earned 14 personal development hours of continuing education.
BLACK ROCK MOUNTAIN STATE PARK (See Map1):
Highest State Park in Georgia. Great overlooks, camping.
From Clayton, GA: Go 2.9 miles north on Highway 441 to Mountain City. Look for the State Park signs on your right. Follow the signs to the state park (entrance will be on your left). The signs and entrance come up quick so pay attention!
PERSIMMON CREEK/TALLULAH RIVER AREA (See Map 1):
Tallulah River, also known as Persimmon Creek in this area, is a very beautiful fast moving stream west of Clayton, GA. It is great for fly fishing, photography, scenic driving, and camping.
From Clayton, GA: Go west on Highway 76 for approximately 8 miles and turn right onto Persimmon Road. Follow Persimmon Road for 3 miles and turn left onto Forest Service Road 70 (Tallulah River Wildlife Area). This forest service road follows along Persimmon Creek for several miles. There are several pullouts allowing access to the stream.
CROW CREEK FALLS (See Map 1):
From Clayton, GA: Go west on Highway 76 for 7.3 miles until you reach Charlie Mountain Road (a boat shop will be on your left). Turn left on Charlie Mountain Road. Follow Charlie Mountain Road for 3.6 miles until you reach the stop sign. Turn right onto Bridge Creek Road. Follow Bridge Creek Road until reach another stop sign. Turn right onto Burton Dam Road. Follow this road for 0.7 miles and then turn left onto the unpaved road (immediately past the bridge). This is Crow Creek Road. Follow Crow Creek Road for 2.9 miles and turn right onto Forest Service Road 27A (unmarked). The Forest Service Road sneaks up on you so pay attention-if you pass by a Georgia Power Recreation Area on your left, then you have gone too far. Follow up the service road for approximately 2/10 of a mile. The trail leading to the falls is on the left hand side. The trail is unmarked, however by the entrance are jeep blocking mounds. It is approximately 250 feet from the service road to the waterfall.
MINNEHAHA FALLS (See Map 1):
From Crow Creek Falls: Turn around from Crow Creek Falls and go back to Crow Creek Road. Turn right onto Crow Creek Road and follow it until you reach a stop sign. Bear left to stay on Crow Creek Road. After a few hundred feet, turn right onto unpaved Bear Gap Road. Follow Bear Gap Road for approximately 1.6 miles to the marked entrance of Minnehaha Falls. Parking is limited. Allow 5-10 minutes to reach the waterfall.
PANTHER FALLS (See Map 1):
From Minnehaha Falls: Turn around from Minnehaha Falls and go back on Bear Gap Road. Continue going straight crossing the one way bridge. At the stop sign, turn right onto Lake Rabun Road. Follow Lake Rabun Road for 1.7 miles until you reach Lake Rabun Recreation Area #2 on your left. Enter the camping area and follow the main road for just a few hundred feet to the entrance of the hiking trail. Panther Falls is just 1/2 mile from the entrance of the hiking trail. A second falls, Angel Falls, is just another 1/2 mile past Panther Falls.
BECKY'S BRANCH FALLS (See Map 2):
From Clayton, GA: Go east on Warwoman Road from Clayton for 3 miles. Turn right into the Warwoman Dell Recreation Area. Park here and follow the Bartram Trail (which crosses over Warwoman Road) 0.25 miles to the falls.
HOLCOMB CREEK FALLS AND AMMONS FALLS (See Map 2):
By far, I think Holcomb Creek Falls is one of the most impressive waterfalls in North Georgia. It is a very massive and tall waterfall.
From Clayton, GA: Go east on Warwoman Road for 10 miles. Turn left onto Forest Service Road 7 (Hale Ridge Road). You'll see a sign for Hale Ridge Cemetery just before Hale Ridge Road. Follow the forest service road for 6.5 miles to the junction of Forest Service Road 86 (Overflow Creek Road). Park your car here and follow the marked trail for about 15 minutes to the observation deck to Holcomb Creek Falls. Following the trail for another quarter of a mile will lead you to Ammons Falls.
AIPG Georgia Section Display at the Atlanta Geological Society meeting,
which was sponsored at Fernbank Museum on September 30, 2004.
Ronald J. Wallace
3650 Garrard's Crossing
Roswell, GA 30075
Eric F. Lowe
710 Elk Cove Court
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Home: (678) 672-8737
Kite Consulting Services, LLC
4280 Laurel Grove Trace
Suwanee, GA 30024
Work: (770) 614-4670
Ronald J. Wallace
3650 Garrard's Crossing
Roswell, GA 30075
http://www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/geologists/ - Georgia PG Board
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis - NWIS USGS
http://www.gawponline.org/ - Georgia Water & Pollution Control Association
http://www.epa.gov/region4/ - EPA Region 4
http://www.gadnr.org/ - Georgia Department of Natural Resources
http://www.atlantageologists.org/ - Atlanta Geological Society
http://www.skio.peachnet.edu/ - Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
http://www.sas.usace.army.mil/sasinfo.htm - US Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/ -USGS Water Resources of Georgia
http://ga2.er.usgs.gov/coastal/index.cfm - Coastal Georgia Sound Science Initiative