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What Does It Take To Maintain Our Trails at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park?

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.

Additional Notes
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/27ef2vphKMTC 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.


New Volunteer Opportunities

New Volunteer Opportunities

The Friends of KMNBP currently has several openings for volunteer opportunities. These are excellent ways to give back to the Park and help the Friends of KMNBP grow.

Membership Director – Recruit volunteers to staff membership information tents at the park during busy periods. Recruit volunteers to canvas businesses near the park and solicit their membership. Make your own hours. Contact Scott at box2105@mindspring.com

Membership Information Specialist – Staff our information tents at the park during busy periods and provide information about becoming a member. Make you own hours. Contact Scott at box2105@mindspring.com
Business Canvasser – Stop into businesses near the park and provide them with information on how to become a member. Make your own hours. Contact Scott at box2105@mindspring.com
Social Media Director – Update our facebook and Instagram every few days to showcase events at the park and reasons why being a member of our Friends group will help us achieve more. Contact Scott at box2105@mindspring.com
Board Member – Become a board member and help us make important decisions as we evolve and mature. Corporate level background is preferred. We meet face-to-face quarterly and conduct most business by email. Contact Scott at box2105@mindspring.com
Writer – We are creating a guide to the hiking trails at Kennesaw and need a writer who loves history and hiking to help us. The guide will be sold on line and in the gift shop as a fund raiser. Make your own hours. Contact Scott at box2105@mindspring.com
Transcriber – We are looking for volunteers to help us transcribe audio tapes collected on our veteran’s oral history project. Make your own hours. Contact Scott at box2105@mindspring.com

For more information, visit our Volunteer Opportunities page or contact Scott MacKay