The Volunteer Trail Crew Leader training class originally set for this Saturday, 10/19, is being postponed due to the recent government shutdown and the lack of time to adequately prepare. An alternate date in January, 2014 will be announced soon. Thank you for your patience.
Trails users united for sustainable trails on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests
CoTrails and the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest continues to offer training leading to certification of volunteer trail crew leaders. This is a great opportunity to increase one’s knowledge of all aspects of trail maintenance projects and become a more effective crew leader.
This is the last class planned until recertification of crew leaders begins in 2015 and class size is limited so interested volunteers should sign up soon, but please RSVP no later than COB on October 16th.
WHEN: Saturday, October 19, at 9:00 AM –
WHERE: Chattooga River Ranger District Office , 9975 Hwy 441 South , Lakemont, GA 30552
Volunteers who want more information or wish to register for one of these courses should contact Larry Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org. The course will offer training in planning and leading volunteer trail crews, and address the administrative requirements of crew leadership that will be of importance to organized volunteer groups and individuals in their ongoing trail maintenance projects.
One certification requirement is that crews leaders must be have First Aid/CPR certification. The Forest Service is offering its last First Aid/CPR training session for 2013 on the Chattooga River Ranger District on October 12. Registration is required. To sign up or for more information, contact Janice Miller at email@example.com. More First Aid/CPR classes will be planned in 2014.
Now you can. The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests has released its first mobile app that helps visitors locate recreational activities on the two national forests in Georgia. The app is free and delivers information about 49 recreation sites. In addition, the app will deliver forest news and alerts to visitors so they can keep informed about changing conditions while they are on the go. For complete details and where to get the app, visit www.fs.usda.gov/goto/mobile-app.
National Public Lands Day
WHEN: Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 9:00 AM
WHERE: Raven Cliffs Trail
WHAT: Join Cotrails trail volunteers and Forest Service staff as we tackle much needed maintenance on a popular, wilderness hiking trail in the Chattahoochee National Forest. No experience needed.
MEET: Raven Cliffs trailhead
BRING: Work gloves, sturdy footwear, long pants, lunch/snacks, plenty of drinking water and a daypack to carry it all in as we will have lunch on the trail. Bring a hardhat or riding helmet if you have one.
DIRECTIONS: Raven Cliffs is near Helen, GA. Turn off GA 75 Alt. onto GA 348, Richard B. Russell Scenic Highway. The trailhead is about 2.5 miles on your left just past Dukes Creek Falls.
Make a Commitment…RSVP requested for planning purposes. To sign up or get more information, contact John Campbell of the U.S. Forest Service. Phone: 770-297-3033 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join other trail enthusiasts who make a personal commitment of time and passion to our National Forest trails in order to “give back” for all the enjoyment they receive from their experiences in the great outdoors. Take part in the fun and accomplish something great!