GMS     The Georgia Mineral Society, Inc.
4138 Steve Reynolds Boulevard
Norcross, GA 30093-3059

Spring Adopt-A-Highway

Ah Spring, when a young (and old) man's (and woman's and child's) fancy turns to -- garbage?

Well, at GMS that's what happens because Spring means time to clean up our adopted highway!

Members gather together no matter what the weather and work diligently to clean up a one mile stretch of road.

Sometimes there are goodies hidden along the route and other times there are goodies when we return with garbage bags filled!

After the road is once again sparkling clean, the entire group descends upon a local eatery where we sample the best of regional cuisine.

With bellies full we often turn to a quick rock collecting experience in the area.

Though it can be hard and dirty work, it is surprisingly satisfying and fun!

If you have any questions regarding GMS Adopt-A-Highway, please send email to


Adopt-a-Highway Message


Date: March 30, 2019
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Ball Ground, GA [see the March Tips and Trips for directions]

Just when you thought you couldn’t have more fun with GMS you remember it’s time to clean up a mile of road in Ball Ground! The more volunteers who come, the faster we finish. Once the road is squeaky clean, volunteers will receive door prizes, then enjoy lunch at a local eatery chosen by the volunteers present. After that, we will collect tiny garnets for grab bags and you may want to pop a few in your pocket for your own collection too.

Sand Princess Lori on behalf of the too-busy-having-fun-to-write-reports Juergen Poppelreuter
Adopt-a-Highway Chair

Click here for pictures from 2018.

Adopt-a-Highway Field Trip 2018
Ball Ground, GA
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Click here for a field trip report.

For more information about field trips, please send email to

Let's keep it clean!

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