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Hike - Learn - Protect @ Island Ford

The Basics:
Event Type:Volunteer
Event Location: 1978 Island Ford Parkway, Sandy Springs, GA   Volunteer: Hike - Learn - Protect @ Island Ford  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 18 2020  10:00 am >> Sat, Jan 18 2020 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Sat, Jan 11 2020 8:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jan 18 2020 8:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Distance:4 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Join us for a leisurely hike around the beautiful trails at Island Ford, one of many parks along the 48 miles of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA).

When I (Susan) joined the AOC, I discovered we put a lot of miles on local trails.  To give back, I became an active CRNRA volunteer and recently became liaison between the two organizations.  Most trail work is done by volunteers so the parks need our help to protect and maintain them.  Initially, I'll focus on awareness and will discuss different volunteer activities and opportunities.  On the trails, I'll point out challenges and will introduce our new Adopt-A-Park program.  Please bring a small plastic bag to collect trash along the way.

Sections of Island Ford are rugged with rocks and roots.  Hiking poles are helpful.

There is a $5 parking fee unless you have an annual pass.  Passes can be purchased at the Visitor Center.

We'll meet in lower parking lot near the Visitor Center and will start promptly at 10:00 AM.  Please arrive 10 minutes early for introductions.

There are restrooms at this location (allow extra time to use them).


Required Items to Bring:

Good hiking shoes


Small plastic bag for trash

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking poles

Curiosity and interest in volunteering


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Google address is: 1978 Island Ford Parkway, Sandy Springs, GA 30350

GPS coordinates: 33.9872, -84.3255

From northbound US 19 and GA 400
- Take exit #6 (Northridge Road).
- Stay in right lane, over GA 400, and turn right onto Dunwoody Place.
- Go 0.5 miles to Roberts Drive.
- Turn right and proceed 0.7 miles to the park entrance on your right.

From southbound US 19 and GA 400
- Take exit #6 (Northridge Road)
- Continue straight at the traffic light onto Dunwoody Place.
- Go 0.5 miles to Roberts Drive.
- Turn right and proceed 0.7 miles to the park entrance on your right.

Once you enter the main gate drive down the road to the parking lot at the end.  

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.