MAFWDA Green Ridge State Forest Volunteer Weekend
MAFWDA has made arrangements with the Forest Manager of Green Ridge State Forest in Flintstone, Maryland to participate in a volunteer weekend. This will be a camp and work project with those camping arriving the afternoon of Friday April 10th, volunteer work Saturday April 11th, and departing on Sunday. I have established a great professional relationship with the Forest Manager over the past couple of years. I have led several volunteer weekends at Green Ridge when I was a member of CORE. There are no actual off road trails located on the forest, those we had were closed 3 or so years ago. There are some roads that are not regularly maintained by the forest service and can bee a little rough; stock rigs should be okay on most if not all roads. When the volunteer work is done I can lead a tour of the forest and travel some of the rougher roads and possible creek crossings. There are several overlooks with great views of the surrounding area and the Potomac River down in the valley.
A primitive group camp site (G-6) has been reserved for us for the weekend that will accommodate no more than 20 people. This site will not accommodate large RVs or travel trailers; pop-up camper may fit. I recommend a tent so we can get everyone on site. The site has a small pavilion and I am working with forest personnel to have a porta-john placed on site. If that doesn’t work out then your bathroom will be where the rest of the animals relieve themselves. The proposed work consist of restoring a couple primitive camp sites and a trail accessing the Chesapeake and Ohio Tow Path along the Potomac River.
At this particular time I am collecting names of those who wish to participate and volunteer. I need the number of volunteers so I can provide the information to the Forest Manager so he finalize the work plan. I hope to get about 15 – 20 volunteers. When we have that done I will send out an email with the details to the participants only, this email is only a call for volunteers. If you can only participate on Saturday that is fine also.
If you will be participating please reply back to me at firstname.lastname@example.org not later than March 20th. List your percentage (1% – 100%) of probability that you will be participating when you reply back to me. List also if you will be camping the weekend or just participating on Saturday.
This is a family oriented weekend event so bring the brood with you.