*** All FTA trail maintenance is suspended
*** until further notice.
This hike will take us from the Olustee Battlefield to Ocean Pond within the Osceola National Forest. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the red cockaded woodpecker as you get the trail back into shape. Bring water, snacks, and a packed lunch. Don't forget you personal protection equipment (PPE)!
Olustee Battlefield is located on U.S. 90, 15 miles east of Lake City and 50 miles west of Jacksonville. From I-10 exit at U.S. 90 west. The battlefield is located 5.5 miles from the exit. We'll be meeting at the Florida Trail kiosk.
GPS: [masked], [masked]
*** Required Reading ***
Job Hazard Analysis
*** Suggested Reading ***
What Is a Work Hike?
*** Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) ***
The following PPE is required for painting, scraping, and lopping/trimming:
- hard hat
- protective eyewear
In addition, mowing requires:
- hearing protection
- nonskid boots
PPE (with the exception of footwear) will be provided if necessary. If you have your own eyewear (especially if you wear glasses) and/or gloves feel free to bring your own.
- long sleeved shirt
- insect repellant
Check back prior to the event date to catch any changes/updates.