Archive for May 2014

National Trails Day is June 7: Spend it with Wild South!

Caney Creek Falls Hike, Bankhead National Forest, Alabama National Trails Day Saturday, June 7 Distance: 2.75 – 3 miles roundtrip (with shorter option) Level of challenge: Moderate Leader: Julia Bright Meet-up time and place: 9:30 a.m. Warrior Mountains Trading Company 11312 AL Hwy. 33, Moulton, AL All ages welcome This is a great hike for…

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Support TN Wilderness!

Donate Today to Support Wilderness! Wild South connects you with YOUR public lands – and we are putting boots on the ground all over the South in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act! Great News – On April 8th, 2014, the Tennessee Wilderness Act unanimously  passed out of the U.S. Senate Agriculture…

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Support Wilderness Today!

Donate Today to Support Wilderness! Wild South is the voice of our public lands and because we stand united during this Year of Wilderness we will see major milestones reached – wilderness preserved, wild animals saved, cultural resources protected and people like you connected to the outdoors across the South. Wild South was awarded $47,000 in…

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New Additions to the Wild South Family

As the forest puts on new leaves, Wild South puts on new staff and sprouts fresh, exciting programs. This month, Wild South is proud to welcome several new faces, as well as familiar faces taking on newer and more challenging roles. Laura Hodge, a longtime friend of the organization and champion of the woods, is…

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North Carolina Wilderness Ranger

Kayah Gaydish 828-713-5927 kayah@wildsouth.org Kayah is most at home in the wilderness and other wild places. Growing up in the Southern Appalachian mountains, Kayah spent her free time climbing trees, hiking to waterfalls or big vistas, and catching crawdads in the creeks. As she grew older she noticed some of her wild places began to…

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Alabama Wilderness Volunteer Coordinator

Kim Waites (256) 974-6166 kim@wildsouth.org If you had told Kim 20 years ago that she would be a “mountain” gal in her 40’s, she would have laughed! Her love of the outdoors came later in life. Raising a son as a single mother, Kim put him in the Boy Scouts so he could learn to…

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Cultural Heritage Assistant

Paige Tester 256-974-6166 paige@wildsouth.org As a child, Paige spent almost all of her time outside. Growing up on the Qualla Boundary adjacent to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Cherokee, North Carolina provided the perfect playground for a girl who loved the wilderness. Early on, she took an interest in nature, and while in high…

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Mississippi Wilderness Ranger

Kevin Hussey 601-549-1016 kevin@wildsouth.org Kevin is Wild South’s Wilderness Ranger in the DeSoto National Forest in the Black Creek and Leaf Wilderness areas. Born in Texas, his hometown is Hattiesburg, Mississippi where he has resided since the age of eight. Graduating from Oak Grove High School, Kevin studied Political Science at Xavier University and served…

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TN Wild Campaign Coordinator

Laura Hodge 423-807-3456 laura@wildsouth.org As a self-proclaimed tomboy, Laura grew up loving everything about nature and the outdoors. Climbing trees, collecting rocks and bugs, and swimming in the lakes of western Kentucky laid a firm foundation for a future in conservation. After many years as a volunteer and conservation advocate, Laura is happily in her…

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Mississippi Outreach Coordinator

Nkrumah Frazier 601-307-7521 nkrumah@wildsouth.org Nkrumah Frazier was born in 1978 outside the small rural town of  Soso, MS. He grew up on a farm raising cows, hunting and fishing and gardening.  As a child he spent the majority of his time outside with his older brother and many pets. Frazier graduated in high school in…

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