Volunteer Workday in Sipsey Wilderness, July 21

Volunteer workday in the Sipsey Wilderness

Saturday, July 21

8:30 a.m. at the Wild South office, 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, Alabama

Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166

Hiking trail maintenance on Trail 207 in Sipsey Wilderness

Join Wild South staff and volunteers in caring for the Sipsey Wilderness.  The July 21st workday will involve cutting back encroaching vegetation from the trail and clearing trail blockages of downed trees.  We will walk the entire length of the trail.

Be prepared for hiking close to 6 miles in summer heat while performing maintenance and carrying hand tools.  The work is physically demanding.

Tools and safety gear will be provided but if you have your own hard hat please bring it.

Bring a daypack with lunch, snacks, and most importantly, plenty of drinking water.  This time of year, we recommend also bringing some kind of drink that has electrolytes such as coconut water or Gatorade.  Bring work gloves. Bring a hard hat if you have one, and loppers if you have them.

Be prepared for ticks.  We recommend permethrin products, the kind you spray on your clothes before wearing them (give them at least 4 hours to dry).

If it’s more convenient for you to meet the group at the Borden Creek trailhead or Gum Pond trailhead (208), please let us know when signing up.

Dogs are not allowed on workdays.

Wild South’s Helping Hands Program is funded by people like you and by a matching grant from the National Forest Foundation.  Thank you!