Calendar of Weeks Act Events in the South

This listing of events is subject to change as more events are scheduled. Events that have already taken place are listed in the second table. please check back regularly to find out what's new.

Calendar of Scheduled Events

OCT. 2011


Supervisor's Office dedication and celebration of the National Forests in Texas

Location: Lufkin, TX

Contact: Ernie Murray, NFs in Texas,


A celebration of the Weeks Act, the 75th anniversary of the creation of the National Forests in Texas, the dedication and ribbon cutting of the new Supervisor's Office and a multi-cultural event.

NOV 30

Francis Marion National Forest Open House/Ribbon Cutting


Francis Marion & Sumter National Forests 75th Anniversary/Weeks Act Celebration

Location: Huger, SC (near Charleston, SC)

Contact: Michelle Burnett, Francis Marion & Sumter National Forests

(803) 561-4091


FALL 2011

Southeastern Society of American Foresters Fall Symposium

Location: Gainesville, FL

Contact: Susan Matthews, NFs in Florida (850) 523-8549


Calendar of PAST Events
FEB 17-19

National Wild Turkey Federation National Conference

Location: Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, TN

Contact: Leslie Auriemmo, Cherokee NF(423) 476-9700


Lincoln Bramwell, Forest Service historian, will be speaking on the history and accomplishments of the Weeks Act.  Look for our traveling exhibit on display.


FEB 18-19

Embracing our Traditions of Partnership Summit

Location: Florida AMU, Tallahassee, FL

Contact: Debra Harrell  (404) 347-1628
             SoGreen Network  (912) 495-0591


1890 Land Grants & HBCUs Reconnecting with Local Communities
to Develop a Green Agenda


MARCH 25-27

27th Annual Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic

Location:South Carolina State Fairgrounds, Columbia, S.C,

Contact: Beth LeMaster, Enoree Ranger District, Sumter National Forest

(864) 427-9858


Let yourself go wild in a world of exhibits where children and adults experience South Carolina’s diverse natural resources. Browse booth after booth stocked with the latest and greatest hunting, fishing and outdoor sports equipment and clothing, unusual foods and unique gifts. Open to the public.


Spring Forest Festival: Celebrating National and
Experimental Forests of North Carolina

Location:  Bent Creek Experimental Forest Station, Asheville, NC

Contact: Julie Murphy  (828) 667-5261, ext. 104


Special event open to the public celebrating the Weeks Act. Events will include special exhibits, hands on display, tours, and other family-oriented activities.



Southern Region Lecture Series

Location: Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC

Contact: Mary Noel, NFs of North Carolina (828) 257-4259


“The Weeks Act – Celebrating 100 Years of National Forests in the East"

Sponsored by NFs in North Carolina and Cherokee NF.

This event will be the first of a two part lecture series the Southern Region is sponsoring the celebrate our historic accomplishment under the Weeks Act and demontsrate continued significance of our national forests throughout the South. The events will include: reception, exhibits from partners, comments from regionally known speakers, and award ceremony by the regional forester.

Note: Attendance is limited due to the small size of the venue.



Community Beautification Day

Location: Talledega National Forest, Shoal Creek District

              Heflin, AL

Contact: Tammy Truett, NFs in Alabama, (334) 241-8144




Community Beautification Day

Location: Talledega National Forest, Talladega District

             Talladega, AL

Contact: Tammy Truett, NFs in Alabama, (334) 241-8144




Kids4Trees Tree Planting Event

Location: Tuskegee National Forest, Tuskegee, AL

Contact: Tammy Truett, NFs in Alabama, (334) 241-8144



Bankhead National Forest Liaison/Panel Hardwood Restoration Tour

Location: Bankhead National Forest, Double Springs, AL

Contact: Tammy Truett, NFs in Alabama, (334) 241-8144


MAY 19

Southern Region Lecture Series

Location: Old Capitol Museum Jackson, MS

Contact: Mario Rossilli, NFs in Mississippi (601) 965-1647


National Forests in Mississippi 100th Anniversary – Weeks Act Celebration


This lecture series focuses on restoration and wildfire prevention conservation theme. Speakers will include conservation leaders from across the state, exhibits from partners, and reception.



Get Outdoors Day

Location: Talladega National Forest, Munford, AL

Contact: Tammy Truett, NFs in Alabama, (334) 241-8144


AUG 15

BuckMaster's Expo

Location: Montgomery, AL

Contact: Tammy Truett, NFs in Alabama, (334) 241-8144