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Chapter Project / Workday, September 25, 2018
Project objective is to reduce potential hiker injury from slippery / wet boardwalks and bridges. Workplan: Crews will be installing shingles on boardwalks and bridges along the FNST on Eglin. Contact activity leader for additional details. BRING: Plenty of fluids, lunch, insect repellent, gloves and utility knife. NO PETS Participants should read and be familiar with the contents for the following Job Hazard Analysis document prior to the workday: Trail-Maintenance: http://files.meetup.com/1743617/FNST-Trail-Maintenance-JHA-FINAL%20blank.pdf

Eglin / Okaloosa - Ranger House

Ranger House · Duke Field AFS, FL

Respond by: 9/24/2018
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What we're about

We are an outdoor adventure and eco-volunteering group. Our activities include hiking, backpacking, camping, and paddling events throughout the year ranging from easy to strenuous, local to regional. We FOCUS on outdoor activities in NW Florida and South Alabama woodlands and streams.

Our members are outdoor enthusiasts who also enjoy building and maintaining local hiking trails.

We are the Choctawhatchee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association (http://www.floridatrail.org/). We maintain the Florida National Scenic Trail (FNST) in Okaloosa and Walton Counties – Chapter activities are open to the public and center on enjoying Florida’s woodlands, streams and natural areas. The Chapter maintains the FNST on the Eglin AFB Reservation (56 miles) and the Nokuse Section (20 miles).

The Florida Trail Association is a 5,000+ member statewide organization with 18 chapters. Goal: To build and maintain the FNST and other hiking trails in Florida. Support the conservation of Florida’s natural areas.

For an overview of the types of activities we sponsor look at our PHOTO.

To learn more about local OVERNIGHT and DAY HIKES on Eglin our PAGES.

'After checking us out membership in the Florida Trail Association is expected. Donations are welcomed and strongly encouraged. Help us keep the Florida National Scenic Trail alive.'

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