Date: Monday, October 26, 2020
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Leader(s): Ruth Stokes, Wildlife Biologist
Partners making it possible: United States Forest Service, Save Georgia’s Hemlocks
Location: Jacks River Western Trailhead
Outing Description: Volunteer workday this fall on the Jacks River. There is a user-created campsite, just upstream of the Jacks River bridge, that has become a bad sediment source to a very important area for federally listed fish and mussels. The Forest Service has been working on re-directing the runoff from the gravel road and have seeded the area, but it would be best to try to plant trees in it along with other efforts to discourage use. The area is also being used as a shortcut by horse-back riders who don’t want to cross on the bridge.
Meeting Place Directions: Triple C Market #2 / Sunoco Station, 6110 US-411, Chatsworth, GA 30705. Travel north from Chatsworth through the little town of Eton and then to the little town of Crandall. After you pass Red Cut Rd, / Loughridge Rd. going north, the Triple C will be on your right. If you get to Hooker Rd. / Dewberry Church Rd., you’ve gone a tiny bit too far.
See meeting place on Google Maps
Distance and Difficulty: Physical workday held close to parking area with minimal walking distances.
What to Bring and Wear: Sturdy footwear, long pants, gloves, plenty of water, lunch.
Cancellation: If Outing is cancelled due to weather or unforeseen circumstances, we will notify you via email by 6:00 pm on the evening before Outing.
Pet Policy: Not this time, thanks.
Participation Limit: 5
Photos: Ruth Stokes