Friday July 10th, 2020 10:53AM

Chattahoochee National Forest: Trail cleanup near Cleveland planned Sat.

By AccessWDUN staff

GAINESVILLE - Hundreds of volunteers and partners will work side by side across Georgia Saturday for the 22nd annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD).

On the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests, a trail improvement project near Monticello and a trash cleanup near Cleveland are planned, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

“More than 860,000 acres of National Forest in Georgia are public lands” said Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests Supervisor Betty Jewett. “Together with our communities and volunteers, we can help restore and maintain these lands for everyone.”

Work day activities include invasive plant removal, surface hardening with rock, and sling blade work. Along with the hard work, volunteers are encouraged to explore and celebrate the national forest through outdoor recreation. Coast-to-coast, volunteers will work at more than 2,200 sites in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., donating their time and effort to improving the public lands they enjoy every day.

Scheduled events include:

Ocmulgee Bluff Equestrian Trail: Monticello

Who: All volunteers and the Heart of Dixie Horse Lovers Club, the Rockdale Trail Blazers, Back Country Horsemen of Central and South Georgia.

Where & When: Ocmulgee Bluff Equestrian Trailhead 9/26/2015 9am.

What to bring: Sack lunch, water, boots, and leather gloves. Recommend: long sleeves and long pants.

Trail work: Trail maintenance and surface hardening using pavers and rock.

Information:  Oconee Ranger District at (706) 485-7110.


Mount Yonah Trail: Cleveland

Who: All volunteers and the University of North Georgia-Dahlonega Outdoor Pursuits Program

Where & When: Mount Yonah Trailhead 9/26/2015 9am.

What to bring: Sack lunch, water, boots, and leather gloves. Recommend: long sleeves and long pants.

Trail work: Trash clean-up/removal and minor trail maintenance.

Information:  Chattooga River Ranger District at (706) 754-6221.


CoTrails Meeting: Dahlonega

Who: Those wishing to learn more about how to volunteer on trails and review completed trail work.

Where & When: Jake and Bull Mountain Trail Complex 9/26/2015 10am.

What to bring: You and your bike or horse.

Other: The trail walk-thru will be a review of completed work as well as discussions on future work with representative from the US Forest Service. Lunch will be provided by CoTrails ($5 suggested donation)

Information:  Supervisors Office at (770) 297-3000.


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