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18 MAY Eno River FMST/Falls Lake FMST/Eno River Association workday

From: Will & D.
Sent on: Saturday, May 11, 2013 5:55 PM
Hi All,
Just a reminder that our next trail construction workday is Saturday May 18th. We have now flagged the route, and some of our experienced chain saw volunteers have gone out and cut logs of the trail route. We are ready to go!

After several years of planning and negotiating, it is time to start building the "missing link" in the Mountains to Sea Trail, connecting the Eno River section and the Falls lake section. Big thanks to State Plant Conservation, the City of Durham, the Eno River Association, and the Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail for making this possible.

Once this trail segment is completed, the trail will be continuous from Pleasant Green Road in Orange County to the Dam on Falls Lake, a distance of more than 70 miles of natural surface hiking trail. You will also be able to hike entirely across Durham County on the trail, or from Eno River State Park to Falls Lake state park on the trail.

This workday is a join Eno River FMST/Falls Lake FMST/Eno River Association workday, with support from REI. More information is attached.

We will be working 9AM -4PM starting at Penny's Bend in Durham. Please wear sturdy work clothes, and boots or solid shoes. Bring water and a snack. REI will also be providing lunch.
Also bring sun screen and insect repellent.
There are a lot of thorny brambles and some poison ivy along the route, so long pants and a long sleeve shirt are advisable.

Please RSVP to
[address removed] so we will have an estimate of the number of volunteers to expect.

Falls Lake section volunteers - if you have a mattocks or rake, you might want to bring it along.
In the advent of bad weather, I will send out an E-mail Friday canceling the workday, or possibly delaying it until Sunday. If the weather is very hot, we may cut off work early.
Future work day: Saturday June 1st, National Trails Day, we will be meeting at River Forest Park in Durham to continue work on this section of the trail. More information on the June 1st workday to come later. Best wishes, Fred

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