Work Hike: Ocean Pond to Turkey Run

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)!

Getting There
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.

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*** 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
- gloves

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.

Recommended PPE
- long sleeved shirt
- insect repellant
- sunscreen

Check back prior to the event date to catch any changes/updates.


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  • Janie

    Don't believe him Walter! Remember last year.

    November 12, 2013

  • Walter B.

    How may miles did we do today?

    November 10, 2013

  • Leslie

    Anyone want to carpool? I can meet you at the Lowe's on Cassatt Ave on the Westside at ugh 7:30am.

    November 8, 2013

    • Leslie

      I'll be in a white Subaru outback close to the retention pond.

      November 9, 2013

    • Bob D.

      Dark blue MINI Countryman.

      November 9, 2013

  • Leslie

    I'm only coming out on a Sunday because the Saints don't play until that night. Looking forward to being out with the crew!

    November 8, 2013

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