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FLORIDA NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL MAINTENANCE: ANF EAST
FLORIDA NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL MAINTENANCE: APALACHICOLA NF - Oak Park Bridge to FR 321. Clear brush, mow, and repaint blazes along this 3.2-mile segment of the FNST. Bring lunch and water. Wear comfortable shoes and hunter orange vests/bright clothes. Meet at the Park-n-Ride on South Monroe St. at 9:30 am. NO PETS PLEASE. FTA Members Given First Priority. Contact: Dawn Griffin (850)[masked] [masked] Please review all details provided about the activity. It is up to the participant to get with the event organizer at least 2 days before the event for any information. If events are limited, some information may not be posted till closer to the event. Do not wait till the day of the event to request information as it may be too late to get back to you. In addition, please change your RSVP on Meetup if you can no longer attend as there may be a waitlist. The Florida National Scenic Trail and other forest trails are part of the natural environment. Rough, uneven, and/or slippery surfaces, protruding roots, encroaching vegetation, fallen branches, mud and water, insects and other wildlife, irritating plants and other hazards may be present. Be prepared for the weather, insects and sun protection. If you question whether a hike is within your ability, contact the Activity Leader. Get advance notice on events like this and other great activities by joining the Florida Trail Association and becoming a member of the Apalachee Chapter. Go to http://www.floridatrail.org/make-a-difference/become-a-member to join FTA online (or call the FTA office in Gainesville, toll-free[masked]), join our Meetup.com site at https://www.meetup.com/Apalachee-Florida-Trail-Hiking/events/ and like us on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/ApalacheeChapter.FTA/

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ABOUT US:

We are the Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association, bringing hikers together throughout the Capital Region surrounding Tallahassee since 1982. The Apalachee Chapter is one of 18 Florida Trail Association chapters statewide that provide volunteers to build and maintain the Florida National Scenic Trail. (http://www.floridatrail.org/) Our Chapter's main reason for existence is building and maintaining almost 150 miles of the FNST (from the Aucilla River to the Apalachicola River) as well as several other local trails on public lands (Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park in Tallahassee, Ft. Braden Trail in Lake Talquin State Forest, and the hiking trails in Torreya State Park). The Florida National Scenic Trail is a 1,100 mile hiking trail spanning the length of Florida--from the Big Cypress National Preserve in the Everglades to Gulf Islands National Seashore in the western Panhandle.The Apalachee Chapter has the distinction of having the first certified section of the Florida National Scenic Trail, certified by the USDA Forest Service in 1988. The Apalachee Chapter conducts a wide variety of activities year-round, and holds a program meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Our website at http://apalachee.floridatrail.org (http://apalachee.floridatrail.org/newsletters/) has many helpful links to information about our chapter, our trails, and hiking in general. Our activities are free to non-FTA-members but donations are accepted to help cover the costs of those activities and to help fund tools for trail work. A donation of any amount may be given to the Activity Leader when you participate in an activity.

NOTE:
Joining this Meetup site does not automatically make you a member of the Florida Trail Association. Please support the cost of our activities, and receive membership benefits, by joining the Florida Trail Association and becoming a member of the Apalachee Chapter. Go to http://www.floridatrail.org/make-a-difference/become-a-member to join FTA online (or call the FTA office in Gainesville, toll-free 1-877-445-3352).

PLEASE READ:
Before you sign up for an activity, please read the Activity Participant Guidelines at http://apalachee.floridatrail.org/guidelines-for-activity-participants (http://apalachee.floridatrail.org/guidelines-for-activity-participants/) This will make for a better outing experience for all concerned.

Here's a video about the Florida Trail:
"History of the Florida Trail" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5bfqEv9EPw

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