Clouds and sky reflecting in pools of water in flatrock granite landscape, Camp Meeting Rock Preserve
Camp Meeting Rock Preserve Clouds and sky reflecting in pools of water in flatrock granite landscape, Camp Meeting Rock Preserve © Byron Jorjorian

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Volunteer at Camp Meeting Rock

Georgia

Help us protect lichen and moss covered rock, vernal pools and vegetated soil islands in this home to sandy oak, pine and hickory forests by removing invasive species like Chinese privet at Camp Meeting Rock in Heard County, Georgia. Enjoy lunch at this preserve’s rock formations which are part of one of the largest granite outcrops in Georgia’s Piedmont area. Afterwards, we will tour this place that protects some of Georgia’s rarest – and most endangered – plants, including the black-spored quillwort, which is found at fewer than 10 locations globally.

Granite outcrops in Georgia represent significant sites for biodiversity, and Camp Meeting Rock is no exception. Home to several federally and state listed threatened or endangered plants, it is an important landscape to protect and help thrive. Earning its name in the latter part of the 19th century when families would camp and hold religious meetings during the summer months in the shadow of the property’s stunning granite outcrop, Camp Meeting Rock is worth a day spent protecting this amazing landscape.

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Age Restrictions: 14 and up (under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)

Supplies Needed: Water, lunch, long sleeve work shirt, long pants, closed shoes; optional: gloves, gardening tools

Restrooms: There are no restrooms on this easement/preserve.

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To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact tncgeorgia@tnc.org or call 404-253-7255.

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