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Helping Hands Workday in the Sipsey Wilderness
July 20, 2019 @ 8:30 am
HELPING HANDS VOLUNTEER WORKDAY IN THE SIPSEY WILDERNESS!
Saturday, July 20th
Where to Meet: The Wild South Office (552 Lawrence St., Moulton, AL) at 8:30 AM.
Workday Details: Join Wild South staff for a day of trail maintenance on Sipsey Wilderness trails 200 and 209. We will be cutting back encroaching vegetation, sawing out trail blockages and picking up trash.
What to Expect: Total walking distance will be approximately 4-5 miles. Our route will keep us in close proximity to the cool waters of Sipsey Fork and Borden Creek. Taking a dip as needed is highly recommended!
What to Bring: A backpack with work gloves, lunch, snacks, plenty of drinking water, and supplemental electrolytes (Gatorade, coconut water, etc.). All tools will be provided, but if you have loppers or a hardhat you’d like to bring, please do! We recommend bringing an Epi-Pen if needed for insect sting allergies. We kindly request no dogs or smoking on workday trips.
What to Wear: Wear comfortable clothing that’s both appropriate for the weather, as well as protective against sharp tools and briars. We recommend long pants, and sturdy, closed-toe shoes.
Tick Protection: For protection against ticks, we recommend Permanone or Sawyers. These are effective permethrin products to be sprayed on clothing only (NOT on skin), and must be left to dry for 4 hours prior to wearing. These products don’t have a strong odor (like other sprays), allowing you to enjoy all the good smells of the forest. **NOTE: ticks are thriving and numerous this time of year. It’s very important to protect yourself against the diseases they carry!
RSVP Required: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (256) 974-6166. If meeting at the trailhead works best for you, let us know when signing up.
(Wild South’s Helping Hands Volunteer Program is funded by the generous donations of individuals like you, and by a matching grant from The National Forest Foundation.)