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11.12.18 Trail Care at Green Swamp East FNST

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18038 Rockridge Road · Polk City, FL

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18038 Rockridge Road, Polk City. See information below.

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DIRECTIONS: From US-98 in north Lakeland turn east onto Rockridge Rd. Total distance on Rockridge road to gate on left is about ten miles. From SR-33, turn west onto Deen Still Rd. After approximately 8 miles, turn right onto Rockridge Rd. After about 4.7 miles, the gate will be on your left. Please note, if coming from SR-33, Google maps or gps units may direct you direct you via Poyner Road to Poyner Oaks Rd N to Rockridge Rd. If coming that way, gate is on right. {There are several possible entrances to Green Swamp on Rockridge Rd. Please pay close attention to the verbal directions.} DESCRIPTION: Come out for a work day on the Florida National Scenic Trail in Green Swamp East. If you haven't previously filled out a Volunteer Profile with the Florida Trail Association (FTA), please do so before the hike. It only needs to be done once. Each person's hours will be logged onto the state site. The info on hours worked helps the FTA receive funds and/or apply for grants. Please see link to FTA website to set up a Volunteer Profile: Please note, bathroom facilities are not always dependable. If you're coming in from Polk City, take 33N to Poyner Road (on left). Take Poyner Road for approximately 1.1 miles to North Poyner Road (right). Take N. Poyner Road about 1.2 miles to Green Pond Road. Go left on Green Pond Road. In about 0.2 miles the Green Pond trailhead for the Van Fleet trail will be on your right. They have an excellent bathroom. BRING OR WEAR: Sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots (no flip flops), work gloves, WATER, lunch; snacks if desired, and insect protection. It is suggested to wear long pants and a long sleeve shirt.