MAFWDA has made arrangements with the Forest Manager of Green Ridge State Forest in Flintstone, Maryland to participate in a volunteer weekend. This will be a camp and work project with those camping arriving the afternoon of Friday May 19th, volunteer work Saturday May 20th, and departing on Sunday. MAFWDA has established a great professional relationship with the Forest Manager over the years. Larry Pope has lead several volunteer weekends at Green Ridge the past few years. There are no actual off road trails located on the forest, those we had were closed several years ago. There are some roads that are not regularly maintained by the forest service and can be a little rough; stock rigs should be okay on most if not all roads. When the volunteer work is done Larry will lead a tour of the forest and travel some of the rougher roads and possible creek crossings. There are several overlooks with great views of the surrounding area and the Potomac River down in the valley.
A primitive group camp site (G-1) has been reserved for us for the weekend that will accommodate no more than 20 people. This site will not accommodate large RVs but travel trailers and pop-up camper may fit. The site has no pavilion so if you have a canopy please bring it along. MAFWDA is working with forest personnel to have a porta-john placed on site. The work plan is still being developed by the Forest Manager and his staff. Final work details will be determined by number of volunteers.
At this particular time they are collecting names of those who wish to participate and volunteer to provide the information to the Forest Manager so he can finalize the work plan. They hope to get about 10 – 15 volunteers. When they have that done they will send out an email with the details to the participants only, this message is only a call for volunteers. If you can only participate on Saturday that is fine also.
If you will be participating please reply to Larry at email@example.com not later than April 10th. List your percentage of probability that you will be participating when you reply back to me. List also if you will be camping the weekend or just participating on Saturday.
This is a family oriented weekend event. There is a fishing pond next to the camp site that has trout, bass, and pan fish to be caught. Maryland State Fishing Regulations apply to all who wish to fish.