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Residents To Meet About Implementing Countywide Environmental Management System

Residents To Meet About Implementing Countywide Environmental Management System

GAINESVILLE -- (Hall County Government) Residents have the opportunity to help create a more sustainable future for Hall County by serving on the EnviroShare Citizens Advisory Committee.

EnviroShare is , which is a team-based approach to achieve large-scale environmental improvements. This voluntary network unites local governments, industries, nonprofits and citizens to lessen our impact on the environment, as well as improve operating efficiency and save money.

Those interested in serving on the Citizens Advisory Committee should contact EnviroShare Coordinator Rick Foote at 770-535-8284 at rfoote@hallcounty.org.

New partners are always welcome. The first EnviroShare Steering Committee meeting is scheduled for March 4, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, at Lanier Charter Career Academy, 2723 Tumbling Creek Road, Gainesville, GA 30504.

Polar Plunge at Lake Lanier to Raise Money for Special Olympics Georgia

Polar Plunge at Lake Lanier to Raise Money for Special Olympics Georgia

BUFORD -- (Gwinnett Co. Sheriff’s Department) The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department will be participating in the February 17th, Polar Plunge at Lake Lanier to help raise money for Special Olympics Georgia.

The second annual Polar plunge event will be at the island’s Beach and Water Park in Buford. More than 250 plungers have registered from various agencies and businesses across metro Atlanta. The Gwinnett Sheriff’s team has approximately 20 plungers waiting to brave the icy waters.

The Polar Plunge is at 2 p.m. and the gates open at 11 a.m. There will be food, music, costume contests, a bounce house, dunking booths and Special Olympics athlete appearances. All proceeds will benefit Special Olympics.

Georgia Forestry Day at the State Capitol

Georgia Forestry Day at the State Capitol

ATLANTA, GA -- Mark your calendars now for Georgia Forestry Day, a gathering of state business, civic, and environmental leaders, at 10:30 a.m. on  Wednesday, February 9, 2011 in the north lobby of the State Capitol when an unprecedented coalition of business, government and advocacy organizations will unveil Georgia’s first study of forest-related ecosystem services, conducted under the direction of Dr.

Positive Rabies Alert in North Hall, First of 2011

Positive Rabies Alert in North Hall, First of 2011

According to the Hall County Government, on January 11th in the Dawn Ridge area of North Hall, there was contact between a raccoon and a dog. The raccoon was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab – Virology Section in Decatur on Jan. 13. On Jan. 14, Hall County Animal Services was advised that the raccoon was positive for rabies. This is the first confirmed case of 2011.

Get Free Mulch When you Bring your Tree to the Hall County Recycling Center, Jan 10th

Get Free Mulch When you Bring your Tree to the Hall County Recycling Center, Jan 10th

“Bring One for the Chipper” and get some free mulch at the Hall County Recycling Center starting Jan. 10.

Residents may drop off Christmas trees (devoid of decorations) at any of the 13 Hall County compactor sites or the Recycling Center at 1008 Chestnut Street, Gainesville. City of Gainesville residents may leave their trees at curbside. Oakwood city residents may drop off their Christmas trees for recycling on the vacant lot next to the mulch pile on the corner of Allen Street and Railroad Street.

Tree will be chipped into mulch or used as fish habitat. Mulch will be made available to all beginning the week of Jan. 10 at the Hall County Recycling Center. Residents’ vehicles will be loaded free from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday while supply lasts. 

“Bring one for the Chipper” is Georgia's annual Christmas tree recycling program.

America Recycles Day at the Hall County Farmers Market, November 13th

Help Hall County “Go Green” during America Recycles Day.

The Hall County Resource Recovery, in conjunction with Keep Hall Beautiful will be collecting recyclables from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Hall County Farmers Market.

The items that will be accepting for recycling are: electronics, eyeglasses, home thermometers and compact fluorescent light bulbs. This event will also host a community shred, in which members of the community can safely dispose of important documents. There will be a limit of four boxes per household.

The Farmers Market is located at East Crescent Dr. and Jesse Jewell Parkway near I-985 Exit 24.

Come Discuss the Status of the Glades Reservoir

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will hold a presentation and open discussion regarding the current status of the Glades Reservoir on Oct. 12 at the Georgia Mountains Center (301 Main St. SW, Gainesville).

The objective of the meeting is to openly communicate some of the history and current status of the project, as well as determine the next steps.

The Commission will have its regularly scheduled work session at 9 a.m. Oct. 12, then begin the Glades Reservoir workshop at approximately 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend.