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👷♀️👷♂️**URGENT: Call for Volunteers interested in hauling in materials to PATC Shelter on April 23rd!👷♀️👷♂️ *****UPDATE: Meeting at Bears Den Trail Center (18393 Blue Ridge Mountain Rd, Bluemont, VA 20135) at 9AM due to lack of parking on road where stuff will be carried in from)***** The Shelter Crew needs more agile bodies to help with repair projects this Spring. 💪 ⚒More work will continue at Rod Hollow Shelter, and the crew needs additional people to help carry in supplies. The entire deck at Rod Hollow needs to be replaced and the deck needs to be shored up because of rotted wood. Henry has a work crew to do the work, but not to haul in materials! Materials that need to be hauled in include: 4 sheets of plywood, 2X6's, and some other items. Without agile volunteers helping to haul in the materials, work on the shelter will be delayed until May, when the next crew is available. We encourage anyone who is able to help & has the time on Tuesday morning to reach out so that we can keep Rod Hollow in the system during peak hiking season. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Henry Horn, the Shelter Chair, at [masked], or[masked]
One day workshop Blackburn Trail Center Saturday May 4,[masked]:30 am -4 pm Limit 12 participants. If enough people express interest, we will add a second day on Sunday, May 5. This workshop is for anyone that currently is using or wants to learn to run and maintain gas power string trimmers. AKA weed whacker, brush cutter, weeder. We will provide trimmers to be worked on. Or bring your own. Focus will be on Stihl trimmers, but we can work with others as well. Bring your own PPE. Ear and eye protection required. Face and leg protection recommended. At this work shop we will discuss • The different types of trimmers and cutter heads. • Which heads and string work best for various tasks. • How to load the string, how to change heads. • How to start the darn things and operate them. • In- the -field trouble shooting. • Routine maintenance, winter storage This workshop will be hands on. We will be running trimmers in the field, taking them apart, and putting them a back together. Questions? [masked]
Those hiking trails that we enjoy using at Sugarloaf Mountain (Dickerson, MD) do not maintain themselves! Installation of new and maintenance of existing erosion control structures on the blue-blazed Northern Peaks Trail will be the primary tasks. Dress in clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty appropriate for the weather. Shorts are NOT recommended. Bring work gloves, eye protection, water, and lunch or trail snacks. Session will cancel for steady heavy rains or thunderstorms, but not light rains or intermittent showers. We generally finish at 3:30 pm; however, stay for as long as you can. Later arrivals are welcome also, just inform the overseer in advance so that he can let you know the project site location. http://www.sugarloafmd.com/images/maps/102709_trailmap.pdf
Prince William Forest Park, Turkey Run Education Center
Join the Spooky Beaver Trail Crew to maintain the 37 miles of hiking paths in historic Prince William Forest Park, Triangle, VA . Wear boots and dress for the weather; bring water, a trail lunch, and leather work gloves. We typically work until 2:30 pm, but you can leave as you like. Please let Mark Ellis know if you are coming via [masked] or (703)[masked] (voice/text).