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May 2017

Wild Crew Work Day-St. Mary’s Wilderness, Virginia

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Smiley’s Fuel City, 2489 Raphine Rd.
Raphine, VA 24472 United States
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Team up with SAWS and Wild Virginia on May 13th to cut back vegetation and clear downed trees along the trail in St. Mary's Wilderness. We will meet at 9 am at the Smiley’s Fuel City truck stop in Raphine, VA (exit 205 on I-81). From there, we will drive to the trailhead. SAWS will provide PPE (hardhat, safety glasses and work gloves), tools and will teach proper safety and brushing techniques. Participants need to wear long pants, boots that…

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2017 Wilderness Skills Institute

May 22 @ 8:00 am - May 26 @ 5:00 pm
Cradle of Forestry, 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States
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Week One Courses: May 22-26 CPR, Wilderness First Aid, Crosscut A/B Introduction to Stonework Wilderness Stewardship Leave No Trace Master Educator Week Two Courses: May 30-June 2 Wilderness 501: Stewardship Performance Trail Maintenance Trail Design & Realignment Tool Care: Hand Tool Reconditioning

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2017 Wilderness Skills Institute

May 30 @ 8:00 am - June 2 @ 5:00 pm
Cradle of Forestry, 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States
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Week One Courses: May 22-26 CPR, Wilderness First Aid, Crosscut A/B Introduction to Stonework Wilderness Stewardship Leave No Trace Master Educator Week Two Courses: May 30-June 2 Wilderness 501: Stewardship Performance Trail Maintenance Trail Design & Realignment Tool Care: Hand Tool Reconditioning

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July 2017

Naval Academy Wild Crew Work Day in St. Mary’s Wilderness

July 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Team up with SAWS and Wild Virginia on July 18th to cut back vegetation and clear downed trees along the Cellar Mountain trail in St. Mary's Wilderness. Mipshipmen from the SAWS-US Naval Academy partnership will be leading this work day. We will meet at 9 am at the Smiley’s Fuel City truck stop in Raphine, VA (exit 205 on I-81). From there, we will drive to the trailhead. SAWS will provide PPE (hardhat, safety glasses and work gloves), tools and…

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SAWS-Naval Academy Wild Crew Work Day Two in St. Mary’s Wilderness

July 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Smiley’s Fuel City, 2489 Raphine Rd.
Raphine, VA 24472 United States
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Join SAWS and midshipmen from the US Naval Academy on July 19th to cut back vegetation and clear downed trees along the Cellar Mountain trail in St. Mary's Wilderness. Mipshipmen from the SAWS-US Naval Academy partnership will be leading this work day as a capstone project for the SAWS Professional Training Event. We will meet at 9 am at the Smiley’s Fuel City truck stop in Raphine, VA (exit 205 on I-81). From there, we will drive to the trailhead.…

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August 2017

SAWS Naval Academy Volunteer Work Day

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Smiley’s Fuel City, 2489 Raphine Rd.
Raphine, VA 24472 United States
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Give back to your public lands by joining the SAWS Naval Academy Crew on August 12th to cut back vegetation along the Cellar Mountain trail in St. Mary’s Wilderness. Midshipmen from the SAWS-US Naval Academy partnership will be leading this work day as a capstone project for the SAWS Professional Training Event. We will meet at 9 am at the Smiley’s Fuel City truck stop in Raphine, VA (exit 205 on I-81). From there, we will drive to the trailhead.…

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SAWS-Naval Academy Wild Crew Work Day

August 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Smiley’s Fuel City, 2489 Raphine Rd.
Raphine, VA 24472 United States
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  Join SAWS and midshipmen from the US Naval Academy on August 13th to cut back vegetation and clear downed trees along the Cellar Mountain trail in St. Mary’s Wilderness. Midshipmen from the SAWS-US Naval Academy partnership will be leading this work day as a capstone project for the SAWS Professional Training Event. We will meet at 9 am at the Smiley’s Fuel City truck stop in Raphine, VA (exit 205 on I-81). From there, we will drive to the…

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September 2017

SAWS & Wild Virginia Wild Crew Work Day in St. Mary’s Wilderness

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Smiley’s Fuel City, 2489 Raphine Rd.
Raphine, VA 24472 United States
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Team up with SAWS and Wild Virginia on September 16th to cut back vegetation and clear downed trees along the Cellar Mountain Trail in St. Mary's Wilderness. We will meet at 9 am at the Smiley’s Fuel City truck stop in Raphine, VA (exit 205 on I-81). From there, we will drive to the trailhead. SAWS will provide PPE (hardhat, safety glasses and work gloves), tools and will teach proper safety and brushing techniques. Participants need to wear long pants,…

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October 2017

Appalachian Roots

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mess Hall, 703 Edgewood Street, Northeast
Washington, DC, District of Columbia 20017
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Join us for Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards' (SAWS) inaugural Appalachian Roots fundraising event. Hosted by Mess Hall, a unique culinary incubator located in Northeast DC, this special evening will celebrate the tastes, stories, and heritage of the southern Appalachian Region. The night will feature live music by Bearcat Wildcat and a five-course farm-to-table meal prepared by Chef Mike Costello and Amy Dawson of Lost Creek Farms. Bill Hodge, Executive Director of SAWS, will share stories about the organization's efforts to…

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SAWS Tent at Roanoke GoFest

October 13 - October 15
Roanoke Go Outside Festival, 210 Reserve Ave SW , Virginia 24016
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States
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Join SAWS at our tent at Roanoke GoFest, Friday, October 13 through Sunday October 15, at Rivers Edge Sports Complex on Reserve Avenue in Roanoke, VA. Details can be found at the website below. We will be at the tent teaching about Wilderness and offering opportunities to pull on a crosscut saw during the festival. Be sure to stop by and say "Hey, how's it goin'?"

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