The 3nd Quarter, FY 2022 edition of the Friends of KMNBP newsletter is now available at:
The Crew Leader Training Class scheduled for April 23rd has been moved to April 30th – see additional details below.
What Does It Take To Maintain Our Trails?
The Kennesaw Mountain Trail Club, on behalf of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, will be conducting Trail Maintenance Training on Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. This class is for anyone that wants to understand the basics of trail maintenance. If you have ever wondered how this maintenance gets done; this is for you. Note the class alone does not allow you to do maintenance, however you will leave with an understanding of what it takes to keep the trails in a condition that park visitors will enjoy. This class is required for those that want to become Trail Maintenance Crew Leaders, along with three On The Job Trainings that will be performed as part on the Trail Club’s second Saturday of every month Workday.
We will start promptly at 8:00 at the tool shed. From there we will go down to the training room at the Visitor Center for a couple of hours of classroom training and some hot coffee and donuts. After the training session, we will hike up Kennesaw; stopping at various points to discuss what we learned in the classroom.
For those who do not know where the tool shed is: Follow the road going up the mountain. Take the first right that says staff and volunteers, and park in the field to the right of the road. Go through the fence. The tool shed is the first door on the left.
Those attending will be issued temporary volunteer passes that will be issued when you arrive. You will be parking in the field across from the Superintendent’s Office. Located on the right before you get to the fence, weather permitting. The paid $5 per day or annual pass will not work here.
What to Bring: Hiking Shoes
If you might be interested in this, you will need to Sign up at:
www.tinyurl.com/27ef2vph, KMTC CREW LEADER TRNG (TRAIL SKILL WKSP) on April 30.
You can also email Mike Collett, Trails Director, KMTC, at Trails@kennesawmountaintrailclub.org for more information.
Junior Ranger Day is an annual event, held during National Park Week (April 17-25, 2021), designed to engage children of all ages in the treasures that are our national parks. On this special day, national park units across the country offer distinct programs to encourage participants to explore,
learn, and protect. In celebration of Junior Ranger Day, the metro-Atlanta national park units are
hosting special activities to highlight this event on April 24.
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
For this years’ Jr. Ranger Day, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is proud to offer an interactive scavenger hunt that will take you all across the battlefield! The event will be available from Saturday, April 17 through Saturday, April 24. Materials include a scavenger hunt sheet and map, which can be picked up at the Visitor Center or emailed upon request (email firstname.lastname@example.org). There will also be corresponding clue videos that can be viewed on the parks’ Facebook and/or Youtube starting on 4/17. Participants who do their best to complete the hunt will receive an official Jr. Ranger Badge of Kennesaw Mountain as well as several other goodies!
Remember the Jr. Ranger pledge to ‘Explore, Learn, and Protect’, and we’ll see you at the Mountain!
For more information or to view the full press release click here
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