Volunteer to clean Redbird, enjoy scenery & prizesOctober 16, 2012 by clackey
The great outdoors and great prizes await volunteers who pick up litter at the second annual Redbird Ranger District PRIDE Cleanup, which will be held from 9 am until noon on Saturday, Oct. 27.
All volunteers will enjoy a free cookout after the cleanup, and they will be eligible for door prizes.
The featured prizes will be two Sheltowee Trace Outfitters packages for canoe or kayak daytrips and campsites on the Cumberland River. One prize package is for two people and includes box lunches and firewood. The other prize is for four people and includes a wagon ride.
For ATV riders who volunteer to pick up trash along the Redbird Crest Trail on Oct. 27, the fee will be waived to ride the trail the rest of the day.
“No matter your age or ability level, you can feel confident volunteering for this event because there are a wide variety of sites to be cleaned, all in a gorgeous recreation area,” said Tammie Wilson of PRIDE, which is sponsoring the cleanup along with the Redbird Ranger District, Clay County Fiscal Court and Kentucky Waterways Alliance.
“We hope to see families, school groups, scouts, church groups, businesses and ATV clubs,” Wilson said. “After volunteering, you can spend the afternoon together, taking in the scenery.”
“Oct. 27 is also national Make a Difference Day, and the Redbird Ranger District PRIDE Cleanup is your chance to do your part, right here in our region,” Wilson added.
Volunteer registration will begin at 8:30 am at the work center at the Red Bird Ranger District Office, which is located at 91 Peabody Road, Big Creek, Ky. At registration, volunteers will hear a safety briefing and will receive their trash bags and gloves.
Volunteers will be taken by van to the cleanup sites, which include Hwy. 66, Arnetts Fork, Big Double Creek recreation area and Bear Creek Trailhead. Volunteers on ATVs can drive themselves to the trail that begins and ends near the Redbird District Office.
All volunteers are encouraged to dress appropriately. Sturdy shoes, long pants and work gloves are recommended, along with clothing suitable for the weather.
Volunteers riding ATVs must comply with all safety regulations, such as wearing helmets.
For more information, please call Chris Reid (Clay County Solid Waste and PRIDE Coordinator) at 606.598.1281, the PRIDE office at 888.577.4339 (toll free), or the Redbird Ranger District at 606.598.2192.
FLYER (PLEASE PRINT AND HANG): http://kypride.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Redbird-Ranger-District-Cleanup-flyer2.pdf
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/dbnf/about-forest/districts/?cid=fsbdev3_032653
ATV SAFETY REGULATIONS: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5270141.pdf