Georgia, better explored by Firelight
Campfires, s'mores, beer, music, food trucks - what wasn't to love! An annual celebration of the Georgia Conservancy's Stewardship Trips Program, Firelight brings together Georgia Conservancy members and trip alumni, as well as introduces new folks to the work that we are doing across the state to share Georgia's most precious natural places and advocate for their stewardship and protection.
Bringing the tunes from the stage was Bobby's Shorts and All The Locals, while David & Matt Wagner and Mike Ochs strummed tunes by the campfires.
Our favorite Atlanta artist, BlackCatTips, provided wonderful Firelight art and design, as well as inspiration with his amazing spoken word poetry!
Thank you to REI for organizing the amazing Gourmet S'mores Bar and to John Williams of Plains, Seth Clark and Rebecca Richard for offering up some incredible boiled peanuts from South Georgia.
And thanks to Dragon Con, opposing galactic forces joined together to keep the peace - The 501st Legion and Chewbacca! Thanks for the support!
We would like to thank all of our Firelight sponsors for helping us pull off this incredible evening - Novelis, REI, Whitewater Express, Classic Subaru of Atlanta, Patagonia, Bank of America, Dragon Con, Peachtree Tents & Events and Greg & Jane Blount. Thanks to our in-kind sponsors Sweet Grass Dairy, American Spirit Whiskey and Preserving Place!
We had some great partner organizations join us in the Reel Room to discuss their work around Georgia - Ossabaw Island Foundation, Len Foote Hike Inn, Sierra Club - Georgia Chapter, Georgia River Network, Altamaha Riverkeeper, Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy, Inc., Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites Division - Georgia DNR Whitewater Express, Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, Woodlands Garden of Decatur, Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, DeKalb County Recreation, Parks & Cultural Affairs and Wahoo Fitness!
Thanks to GC members William Brawley and Becky Rentz for the photos! Check them out on Facebook!
And last but know least - thank you to SweetWater Brewing Company!
Firelight Inner Circle
Seth Cansler Clark
Molly and John Parmer