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Green Swamp West Florida Trail Maintenance with Girls Who Hike FL

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Big Foot Wilderness Camp

41946 Cumpressco Grade Road

Dade City, FL 33525

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Join Florida Trail Association (FTA) staff and volunteers to maintain a gorgeous section of the Florida Trail's western corridor in Green Swamp West! The Green Swamp offers a variety of plants, animals, and topography. There are mile-wide pastures, extensive riverine swamps, and relict sand dunes supporting longleaf pine, turkey oak, and wiregrass. The trail passes through many large oak hammocks as well as pine flatwoods, palmetto prairies, and cut-over timber lands which are being allowed to regenerate. One segment of trail overlooks the Withlacoochee River and its rapids some twenty feet below. Deer, feral pigs, alligators, fox, bobcat, otter, and armadillos are frequently seen. There are scrub jays, sandhill cranes, marsh hawks, and many types of waterfowl.

We'll be clearing the trail using loppers, hand-saws and other tools. No previous trail maintenance experience is required. All trail tools, protective equipment and training will be provided. Friday dinner through Sunday lunch will also be provided by the FTA.

We'll be camped at beautiful Big Foot Wilderness Camp. It is situated in a 30,000 acre wilderness preserve owned by the State of Florida–Southwest Florida Water Management District. The facility has a 1,200 square foot cabin, with lights and indoor plumbing, two wood stoves for heating, an outdoor shower for Scout use, a troop campfire area, and patrol campsites.

**Arrive between 4-8pm on Friday, March 8th to set up camp and join the crew for dinner. Work will wrap up by lunchtime on Sunday, March 10th. We'll be packing up camp and ready to head home by about 3pm on Sunday.

This event is a free volunteer opportunity. Join our crew and have fun!

Visit the FTA Webpage for a packing list and work party details.

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41946 Cumpressco Grade Road

Dade City, FL 33525

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