On Wednesday, April 26, Wild South engaged an energetic group of teens in a project that combined learning, service and fun. They began the day with a hike to historic Kinlock Shelter, then walked the road from the shelter to Kinlock Falls, picking up trash along the way. There were a multitude of surprises on the roadside, from curious trash items to various blooming roadside wildflowers. After admiring a mighty trash haul, they ended the day with a swim at Kinlock Falls.

Kinlock Falls is located on Hubbard Creek, which meets up with Thompson Creek to form the Sipsey Fork that flows through the Sipsey Wilderness. Roadside clean ups like these are a preventative measure to keep trash out of the wilderness watershed.

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