Firelight 2016

Georgia, better explored by Firelight

What a night! More than 1,000 lovers of Georgia's great outdoors joined us at Firelight on Saturday, November 19 at SweetWater Brewing Company! More than $65,000 was raised to support the Georgia Conservancy's Stewardship Trips Program!

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

Will Adeimy
Lauren Amantea
Daniel Jessee
Will Johnson
Kaitlin Kress
George Matthews
Jessica McChesney
Hope Oldham
Brad Ploeger
Ashay Shah
Stephanie Zell

Host Committee

Elliott Anderson
Chelsea Arkin
Jenni Asman
Rachel Beltran
Alex Bradford
Payton Bradford
Meredith Brown
Seth Cansler Clark
Drew Cutright
Buck Dixon
Jill Douglas
Jonathan Franklin
Sasha Friedman
Nell Fry
Wesley Holmes
Katherine Huded
Darryl Haddock

Nikishka Iyengar
Kyle Jones
Alicia Jordan
Abbie King
Carter King
Andrea Knight
Kurt Krongold
Ann LaMastra
Vaughan Lamb
Meredith Lind
Jessica Morehead
Bruce Morton
Rachel Maher
Brannen Miles
Maggie Nicholson
Sarah Owen
Molly and John Parmer

Mason Poe
Butler Raines
Blair Revercomb
Rebecca Richard
Anne Rogers
Anna Sharp
Joey Shea
Christina Smith
Taylor Spicer
Joel Stern
Ben Stowers
Joe Thomas
Andre Turner
Leila Virji
Clay Windsor
Sister Ward


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