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January 2018

Wilderness Skills Institute 2018: Apply today

January 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am - March 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Cradle of Forestry, 11250 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768 United States
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        Are you interested in learning the skills and knowledge necessary to care for wilderness areas and other protected public lands? Here's your chance and it's FREE!   Don't delay, apply HERE today, the application period closes on March 8th.   The courses at this year's Wilderness Skills Institute include:   Week 1: May 21-25 Building Strong Partnerships for Wilderness Stewardship Griphoist and Rigging Wilderness First Aid and Crosscut A/B Crosscut C   Week 2: May 29-June 1…

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Wilderness Specialist & Wilderness Ranger Hiring Period Now OPEN

January 30, 2018 @ 8:00 am - February 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

  Do you have a desire to work with SAWS to protect wilderness character and educate people about the enduring wilderness resource? Our application period for Wilderness Rangers and Specialists is OPEN Apply here today!

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May 2018

Pisgah Pride Day

May 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pisgah Ranger Station, 1600 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
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We will be working in the Middle Prong Wilderness on the Mountains to Sea Trail.   Volunteers will meet at the Pisgah Ranger Station between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 5th.  Groups will head out with their crew leaders by 9:00 sharp.  The crews will wind up their work by about 2:00 p.m., and we will get together afterwards at Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Dr., Brevard, N.C.   Register here.   No prior experience required and…

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Linville Information Cabin – Season Kickoff

May 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Linville Gorge Information Cabin is the premiere stop for all your Linville Gorge Wilderness questions and quandaries. Celebrating 25 years of service, we encourage you to swing by and meet some of the passionate Cabin Hosts of 2018. Opened seasonally, we invite you to come out for the opening weekend and help us christen another wonderful season in the gorge. What to expect: Meet some of the hard working people that care for the Gorge. Enjoy a crosscut saw…

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June 2018

SAWS-Naval Academy Crew Volunteer Day in Thunder Ridge Wilderness

June 16, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come join the US Naval Academy midshipmen in Thunder Ridge Wilderness on June 16th for a volunteer day focusing on removing overgrown vegetation and downed trees from the Glenwood Horse Trail. We will meet at the overflow parking lot for lake access at Cave Mountain Lake Campground at 9 am on June 16th and caravan up to the trailhead.  Register on the form below. If you have any questions, please contact crew coordinator, Sina Varshaneh (sina96@vt.edu) or Eric Giebelstein (ericgiebelstein@wildernessstewards.org).  

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July 2018

Women’s Trail Work Day at Walnut Mountain

July 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Appalachian Trail, Lemon Gap
Spring Creek, NC 28743
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Come out for a day's work in the woods to improve the Appalachian Trail from Lemon Gap to Kale Gap. This special section of the A.T. includes the historic Walnut Mountain Shelter. The Women's Trail Work Day is the chance for new volunteers as well as those with experience to be part of something bigger - keeping the A.T. open. This doesn't happen without volunteer hands! Work on Saturday, July 14th will be performing essential maintenance, including drain clearing, brush…

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SAWS at Founders After 5

July 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Founder’s Park, 225 Commerce St,
JOHNSON CITY, TN 37604 United States
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Join SAWS Wilderness Ranger Scotty Bowman Friday July 20 from 6pm to 8pm at the Founder's After 5 summer concert series located at Founder's Park in Johnson City,TN. Come by and say "Hey how's it going" and let's talk Wilderness, Leave No Trace, recreation and stewardship opportunities available the Northeast Tennessee region. Founders After 5 is a FREE music concert series that occurs in Founders Park located in Downtown Johnson City throughout most of the spring and summer months. The…

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SAWS at Founders After 5

July 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Founder’s Park, 225 Commerce St,
JOHNSON CITY, TN 37604 United States
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Join SAWS Wilderness Ranger Scotty Bowman Friday July 27 from 6pm to 8pm at the Founder’s After 5 summer concert series located at Founder’s Park in Johnson City,TN. Come by and say “Hey how’s it going” and let’s talk Wilderness, Leave No Trace, recreation and stewardship opportunities available the Northeast Tennessee region. Founders After 5 is a FREE music concert series that occurs in Founders Park located in Downtown Johnson City throughout most of the spring and summer months. The…

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August 2018

SAWS-Naval Academy Crew Volunteer Day in James River Face Wilderness

August 4, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

  Come join the US Naval Academy midshipmen in James River FaceWilderness on August 4th for a volunteer day focusing on removing overgrown vegetation and downed trees from the Balcony Falls Horse Trail. We will meet at the overflow parking lot for lake access at Cave Mountain Lake Campground at 9:30 am on August 4th and caravan up to the trailhead.  Register on the form below. If you have any questions, please contact crew coordinator, Sina Varshaneh (sina96@vt.edu) or Eric Giebelstein…

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Women’s Trail Work Day in Big Laurel Branch Wilderness

August 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Big Laurel Branch- AT, AT Junction with Wilbur Dam Rd + Google Map

Come out for a day's work in the woods to improve the Appalachian Trail in the Big Laurel Branch Wilderness. This special section of the A.T. near Watauga Lake offers the chance for new volunteers as well as those with experience to be part of something bigger - keeping the A.T. open. This doesn't happen without volunteer hands! Work on Wednesday, August 15 will be performing essential maintenance, including drain clearing, brush cutting, busting up fire rings, tread improvements, and,…

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