We all love a campfire but with them comes a great deal of impact and resource damage. Wild South recently completed a campsite inventory project on trail 200 (Borden Creek) and the west side social trail. Campsites were inventoried and impact was measured. Data will be used to help with management plans for this heavily used area of the Sipsey Wilderness. Wild South inventoried over 30 campsites on both sides of the creek and each one has a fire pit, some even two. It’s now time to naturalize and/or clean out these fire rings.
Many of the fire rings will be completely removed yet the ones that will remain need to be cleaned out and in some instances rebuilt to a smaller size to help encourage smaller campfires. Large campfires can be a danger. Fire pits with excessive coals force campers to build new fire rings near by.
Join Wild South and volunteers for a day on Borden Creek. We will clean and naturalize fire pits on both sides of the creek.
When: Saturday, April 21
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Meet where?: at the Wild South office on the square in Moulton. 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, AL 35160
Bring?: Water, snacks, lunch, work gloves. Prepare to get dirty and sooty.
There will be ticks. We recommend Permanone or Sawyer’s, the kind of repellent that you spray on your clothes and not on your skin. It really works. Spray clothing about 4 hours in advance so it has time to dry. The best part is that it has no scent!
Footwear should be sturdy and protective with closed toes and good good tread for traction on steep slopes and slick rocks. There will be narrow creek crossings.
You should sign up by emailing Janice Barrett firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call and leave a detailed message to 256-974-6166