Final 2014 Jake & Bull Mtn trail workday Saturday 11/8

 

Hi everyone!   The final 2014 trail workday will be here soon.   If you’ve not volunteered in a while, please come join us.  We always have a lot of fun.  If you are new, this is a great opportunity for you to make new friends and learn these trails.  We’ll work until 1:30, eat lunch then the rest of the day is yours to enjoy.

Feel free to spread the word to your social networks and friends – everyone is welcome to participate.

 

Please make plans to join us on Saturday 11/8 at the Jake Mtn. parking lot.

 

Arrival time: 9:00 a.m.

Departure time: 9:30 a.m.

Work to be done:

  • Drive to FS77 and 223L to deberm and clean water turnouts along northern end of 223L
  • Hike or ride(bike or horse) to newly constructed turnpikes on 223H at Jones Creek to grade approaches to turnpikes to better drain the water (it’s puddling).  You’ll need to be able to carry a tool with you.
  • Drive or ride to northern end of Black Branch trail 223N (enter at guardrail on FS28-1) to brush back overgrowth along that old road bed
  • Anyone game to get the remaining turnpike timbers across Jones Creek to the other side for future turnpike building needs?  Either by roping across or carrying across (bring a dry set of clothes!)
  • Ride out on bike or horseback to various trails across the system, taking a rogue hoe with you to deberm and clean out muddy spots?  We’ll divvy up the trails based on how many sign up.
  • Would anyone like to be in charge of lunch for the day?  You’d need to provide a lunch that everyone can pack out with them so arrival by 9:00 would be needed.

Things to bring with you:

  • Boots
  • Long pants
  • Epi-pen if allergic to bees
  • Something to carry water & lunch in
  • Gloves
  • Helmet (or hard hat will be provided)
  • Bike or horse if you plan to ride to work site

Things CTHA will provide:

  • Lunch to carry out with you (since we’ll be split up)
  • Tools
  • Water

 

As you can see, there are several areas we’d like to work on.  Please RSVPto Debbie Crowe at georgiacrowes22@bellsouth.net if you want to join us.  She’ll also need to know which project you’d like to work on.  What we’ll work on will depend on how many people join us.  RSVP is important so you can be notified if plans change AND so there are enough lunches available.

 

Thanks for all your support this past year.  Together we have made a big impact on the quality of the trails that we all love to ride.

 

Debbie Crowe

CTHA USFS Liaison

Georgiacrowes22@bellsouth.net

404-316-7956

 

2015 Volunteer Training Calendar

This is the list of volunteer training events from each U.S. Forest Service ranger district in our area.  Please share with other volunteer groups who you think would benefit.

To register, fill out the Training Registration Form and send to the contact person listed for the corresponding event.  This is a link to the 2015 Training Calendar.  The events are also on our CoTrails Calendar.

 

 

U.S. Forest Service

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest

2015 Volunteer Training Calendar

Date

Courses

Location

Contact
Person

3/38/2015            2nd Quarter

CPR/First Aid
Certification

 

Blue
Ridge Ranger District

 

Valencia Morris

706-745-6928
vcmorris@fs.fed.us

4/25/2015            3rd Quarter

Chainsaw
Certification

 

Blue
Ridge Ranger District

 

Valencia Morris

706-745-6928
vcmorris@fs.fed.us

7/25/2015            4th Quarter

CPR/First
Aid Certification

 

Blue
Ridge Ranger District

 

Valencia Morris

706-745-6928
vcmorris@fs.fed.us

10/10/2015            1st Quarter

Crosscut
Saw Certification

 

Blue
Ridge Ranger District

 

Valencia Morris

706-745-6928
vcmorris@fs.fed.us

4/11/2015            3rd Quarter

CPR/First
Aid Certification

 

Chattooga
River Ranger District

Janice Miller

706-754-6221
janicepmiller@fs.fed.us

6/13/2015            3rd Quarter

Chainsaw
Certification

 

Chattooga
River Ranger District

Janice Miller

706-754-6221
janicepmiller@fs.fed.us

TBA               Quarter

Crosscut Saw
Certification

 

Chattooga
River Ranger District

Janice Miller

706-754-6221
janicepmiller@fs.fed.us

1/31/2015              2nd Quarter

CPR/First
Aid Certification

 

Conasauga
Ranger District

Karen Larsen

706-695-6736
kalarsen@fs.fed.us

3/7/2015              2nd Quarter

Chainsaw
Certification

 

Conasauga
Ranger District

Karen Larsen

706-695-6736 kalarsen@fs.fed.us

5/9/2015              3rd Quarter

Crosscut
Saw Certification

 

Conasauga
Ranger District

Karen Larsen                  706-695-6736 kalarsen@fs.fed.us

10/10/2015            1st Quarter

CPR/First
Aid Certification

 

Oconee
Ranger District

 

Jeff McDonald               706-485-7110 jmcdonald@fs.fed.us

 

10/24/2015           1st Quarter

Chainsaw
Certification

 

 

Oconee
Ranger District

 

Jeff McDonald               706-485-7110 jmcdonald@fs.fed.us