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The High Knob Herald
Official Newsletter of The Clinch Coalition
No. 8 Fall 2013
 
Inside The Clinch Coalition Newsletter:
  • 1. Update on High Knob Tower
  • 2. TCC Trail work
  • 3. Forest Service plans work in Flatwoods
  • 4. High Knob Naturalist Rally
  • 5. Art and Essay Contest
  • 6. UVa-Wise Creates Hiking App
  • 7. A word from our president
Click here to view the Newsletter as a PDF: The Clinch Coalition 2013 Newsletter

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 The Clinch Ranger District Office has relocated to Norton, VA. 

The new contact information is:

1700 Park Avenue, SW
Norton, VA 24273
276-679-8370

RECENT TRAIL WORK 

Clinch Coalition members and friends spent two days working on the Little Stony National Recreation Trail and the Chief Benge Scout Trail.
This section of the Little Stony NRT was completly washed out:
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Ricky Bentley and Jim Moran rework trail:
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rework in progress:
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Rerouted secion of trail almost complete:
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Lucian Undreiu, Andrew Chapman and Shayne Fields meet early on a cool October day before heading out to work on the Little Stony Trail:
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Paul Moceri, Patrick Withen, Shayne Fields and Jim Moran worked the Benge Trail between Bark Camp Lake and Edith Gap:
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Patrick did lots of tree cutting on both trails:
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Diana Withen keeps up with paper work with Ricky & Patrick:
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The Benge Trail between Bark Camp Lake and Little Stony Falls Parking area were cleared and re-blazed by Diana & Patrick Withen and Paul & Jody Morceri:
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Shayne Fields, Trails Coordinator for the Lonesome Pine Cycling Club and Patrick Withen, professor at UVA/Wise and Forest Service Fire Fighter prepare to do some cutting:
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Photos from 7th Annual High Knob Naturalist Rally

Group at ampitheater

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Mitch Whitaker, Master Falconer with friend

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Amanda Duncan, Mussel Recovery Specialist with VDGIF

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Chuck Hurd, Serpentologist with large Black Rat snake

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5K Runners Begin the Race

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Kirsty Zahnke approaches the finish line

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  EVENTS

 

Earth Day Film “Chasing Ice” – April 22nd

 

-UVA-wise Sceince lecture hall 6 pm

 

 

Trail Work Day:  Saturday, May 10 (see below)

 VOLUNTEER

Trail Work:  We will once again be working on the Chief Benge Trail on Saturday, May 10!  We will meet at the Tacoma Community Center (old school) at 9:00 AM.  Bring lunch, drink, gloves and good foot ware!  We will provide tools and hard hats!  Call Steve for addition information:  276-479-2176 

Assist Shayne Fields, Trails Coordinator for the Lonesome Pine Cycling Club as they work on a new trail in the Norton City Park forest.  Contact him at trails@lonesomepinecycling.org
  or 276-679-3389 for details!            
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 Want to lend a hand? Join us in our work to "protect the forest, wildlife, and watersheds" of our National Forest and communities. We are always seeking new volunteers to help with  forest and water monitoringtrail work, and more! Whether you're interested in becoming a member, or would just like to help out for a day, contact us at: 

clinchcoalition@mounet.com

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