Archive for June 2015

June 2015 E-Zine

Explore this June -get outside and together, we will Enjoy, Value and Protect our wild places in the South! Check out how YOU can get involved with Wild South this month- and be part of the movement to protect our public lands. Act today and raise your voice for the wilds in North Carolina! The USFS…

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2015 Award Winners

Outstanding Business in Conservation: 212 Market Restaurant (Chattanooga, TN)(Video) One of the first upscale sustainable restaurants of its kind in the South, 212 Market has always been ahead of its time. The sisters, Sally and Susan Moses, are known as the matriarch’s of the sustainability movement in the Chattanooga region and for 25 years have been uniting…

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Honoring Rep. Ronnie Flippo and the Sipsey Wilderness

Beginning in 1982, Representative Ronnie Gene Flippo, 5th Alabama District, sponsored and introduced legislation to expand the Sipsey Wilderness Area multiple times, finally resulting in the passage of the 1988 Sipsey Wild and Scenic River and Alabama Wilderness Additions Act, signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on October 28, 1988. Congressman Flippo characterized this…

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MS Rangers Stewarding the Wilds

The National Wilderness Preservation System was created by Passage of the Wilderness Act of 1964.  Mississippi has three federally protected Wilderness Areas: Black Creek, Gulf Islands, and Leaf – totaling just over 10,000 acres.  Wild South first expanded its successful Volunteer Wilderness Ranger Program into Mississippi in June of 2012, deploying two Wilderness Rangers in…

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Noland Creek Cherokee Trail Field Trip

Wild South Cultural Heritage Director, Lamar Marshall led a field trip with ten Cherokee youth in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park last week along a historic Cherokee trail known today as the Noland Creek Trail.  The group was sponsored by Cherokee Choices, a diabetes prevention program that encourages members of the Eastern Band of…

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Wild South Hike in Bankhead National Forest June 27

Hike to Sougahoagdee Falls in the Bankhead National Forest June 27, 2015 9:00 a.m. Warrior Mountains Trading Company Sign up at Janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166 .  Groups size is limited and advance sign-up is required.  Our hikes fill quickly! Leader:  Julia Bright Distance: 4.5 miles roundtrip Rating:  Moderately challenging Open to all ages Beginning  at the…

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Volunteer Work Day in Sipsey Wilderness, June 20

  You are invited to join Wild South staff and volunteers for a work day in the Sipsey Wilderness (Alabama)! Saturday, June 20 8:00 a.m. at the Wild South office in Wren, Alabama Sign up or ask questions at janice@wildsouth.org Maintenance on Sipsey Wilderness Trail #204 Distance:  11 miles roundtrip Rating:  Strenuous and challenging Ages…

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National Trails Day, June 6, 2015

Celebrate National Trails Day with Wild South! June 6, 2015 is American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day, the country’s largest celebration of trails. This year Wild South will celebrate this occasion in Alabama with a trail stewardship project in the Sipsey Wilderness in the Bankhead National Forest. Specifically, we will brush out Sipsey trail 203,…

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