Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Friends Of Allegheny Wilderness Hickory Creek Trail Stewardship Weekend July 16-17

The Friends of Allegheny Wilderness will hold their annual Hickory Creek Wilderness Trail Stewardship Weekend on July 16-17 in the Allegheny National Forest, in Warren County.
Volunteers will leave from the Hickory Creek Wilderness trailhead on Hearts Content Road Saturday morning, spend Saturday night in the wilderness, and hike out on Sunday.
Minimum tools such as axes and elbow grease are all we will use to remove woody debris and vegetation from the trail, in order to help perpetuate the rustic wilderness character of the trail.
And of course, no power tools such as chainsaws are permitted in designated wilderness, so there will be no specialized training needed in that regard.
There is no charge to join this program, but participants will need to bring all of their own food, water and/or water filtration, camping equipment, and come fully prepared for any weather conditions we may encounter.
Volunteers will also spend some time cleaning the spray paint off of the trees on the initial entry segment of the trail. They won’t spend an inordinate amount of time doing that because we will have bigger fish to fry in terms of clearing debris off the trail further in.
If you have a wire brush or paint scraper, etc. those kind of implements will be helpful for removing the paint.
Trail stewardship is a fun and rewarding way to intimately experience the natural beauty of the Hickory Creek Wilderness first-hand, and help give back to America’s National Wilderness Preservation System that is such an important treasure for all of us!
Click Here to read a review of the 2015 Stewardship Weekend.
Please contact the Friends of Allegheny Wilderness to sign up, or with any questions, at info@pawild.org.
For more information on programs, initiatives and other upcoming events, visit the Friends of Allegheny Wilderness website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from Friends.

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