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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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SAWS at The Meet The Mountains Festival, Johnson City, TN

August 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - August 25, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
Founder’s Park, 225 Commerce St,
JOHNSON CITY, TN 37604 United States
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Join SAWS at our tent at Meet The Mountains Festival, Friday, August 24 through Saturday August 25, at Founders Park in Johnson City, TN. 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'?" This free festival will serve as an annual coming together of Northeast Tennessee's outdoor recreation community.…

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September 2018

National Public Lands Day: Unaka Mountain Wilderness, September 22

September 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come out and join Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards for Public Lands Day  on Saturday September 22, 2018. We will be working in Unaka Mountain Wilderness located in Unicoi County, TN where we will be brushing out Stamping Ground Ridge Trail a horse use designated trail. We will meet at 9am at the trail head located here https://goo.gl/maps/YDWozGVKS4n   Limited to 10 participants.   SAWS will provide PPE and tools.   Participants should bring a lunch and snacks, 2 liters of water,…

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National Public Lands Day: Ocoee, TN, September 22

September 22, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Saturday, September 22 is the 25th annual National Public Lands Day! This year, we are celebrating on the Ocoee Ranger District of the Cherokee National Forest by working on the Old Copper Road trail. This year is themed around resilience and restoration. We will be brushing, clearing, and doing litter pick-up! Who: Passionate volunteers and partners When: September 22, @ 9:30 - 2:00 Where: Ocoee Whitewater Center HERE  for directions, and HERE for more info about the Whitewater Center What to bring:…

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National Public Lands Day: Linville Gorge, September 29th

September 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

On September 29th, Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS), the Access Fund, the Carolina Climbers Coalition, and Out of Your Mind are organizing trail work around Table rock. We will be splitting up into multiple groups to brush, chop, and clear the MST from Table Rock to Cambric Branch  and on the Table Rock trail for immediate and lasting benefit. To sign up, fill out the form below and be sure to select the Linville Gorge Event from the menu at…

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