Come join the CMLC Trails Crew in a workday supporting the trails at Holmes Educational State Forest!
On Wednesday, February 24th from 10AM-3PM, the CMLC Trails Crew, CMLC staff, volunteers, and AmeriCorps members will be assisting Ranger Amy Kinsella with trail maintanence activities on the trails network at Holmes Educational State Forest.
We will be working on improving the trail systems at Holmes, including but not limited to, removing rebar from the trails, placing and repairing trail signage, replacing and improving the wooden steps on the trails, and performing some light trail maintenance.
Holmes is a 235 acre state forest in Henderson County--located close to DuPont State Recreational Forest. It is a a small forest whose primary purpose is education and promotion of forest resources and sustainable forestry practices. It was opened in 1977 and named for Dr. John S. Holmes, North Carolina's first state forester.
The forest rangers regularly hold outdoor classes for schools, other groups, and open educational activities for children and families from Spring to Fall. Included in the trail system is a self-guided interpretive system that teaches visitors about forestry through trail-side exhibits, displays, and small audio boxes.
Please be sure to wear long sleeves, pants, suitable work shoes, and to dress for the weather! Also prepare for the day by bringing enough water and a picnic lunch for a group lunch at the covered picnic shelter at Holmes.
For more information on this event or to sign-up to volunteer with us, please contact Ericka Berg, the Volunteer and Community Engagement Associate at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 828-697-5777 ext. 211.