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Hemlock Fest 11/7-11/9

25 Sep

Come stay with us at Cedar House and Yurts and attend the HemlockFest November 7,8 and 9th to help save the Hemlock Trees. Enjoy great music, exhibits and much more.

HemlockFest is a benefit music festival to raise awareness and funds to help save the eastern and Carolina hemlock trees. Funds raised will be used for support of laboratories that rear adelgid-devouring beetles and for research and education on this issue. Three labs in Georgia are currently in need of support: one at the University of Georgia, another at Young Harris College, and the newest one at North Georgia College.

Our efforts in 2006 largely contributed to the establishment of the predator beetle-rearing lab at the University of Georgia. The Young Harris lab has done a fantastic job from a small facility and is expanding its operation. And the lab at NGCSU has already released almost 50,000 beetles into local forests.

For more information on the HemlockFest visit http://www.lumpkincoalition.org/HemlockFest.htm

Beetle Battle Paddle on the River

8 Feb

Come stay with us at Cedar House Inn and Yurts, Dahlonega on Saturday 3/29/2008 and participate in

The Beetle Battle Paddle
A benefit to help save the Hemlock Trees
Saturday, March 29, 2008
(9:00am-2:00pm) -note: these are put-in times; must be off river by 5:00pm

Appalachian Outfitters (www.canoegeorgia.com) and the Lumpkin Coalition will be hosting The Beetle Battle Paddle on March 29th. A fun way to help save the Hemlocks! Boat rentals and shuttles for the lower section of the Chestatee River (self-guided) will be offered at the regular rates with 100% of the proceeds going to the hemlock tree defense efforts.

Canoes and double sit-on-top kayaks are $43 and single kayaks are $28. These costs include gear rental and shuttle fees. Shuttles are $10/personal boat. The average float/paddle time for this section is 2.5 hours with plenty of flexibility. Bring a picnic and enjoy it in our outpost picnic area or half way down river on a river beach. This is a wonderful opportunity to give while having a great time.

To find out more details or make reservations you may visit their website (www.canoegeorgia.com) or call 706-864-7117.

Reduce Global Warming Discount

17 Mar

Cedar House Inn and Yurts, as an eco-friendly inn, strives to reduce the impact on the Earth and natural resources. One way we have minimized our carbon footprint to reduce global warming is the utilization of compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs versus incandescents.

The switch to CFL’s is easy and you save money on the electric bill.

We are offering a CFL discount to those guests who bring a proof of purchase. All you do is purchase a CFL bulb or bulbs and receive $10.00 off per night. Maximum discount is $10.00 per night.

Mention discount when making reservation and present proof of purchase at check in.

Do you part in reducing global warming by switching one or more of your frequently used light fixtures to CFL bulbs.

Discount ends 3/31/2007

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