July 26, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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AOA Trail Building Workshop

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Representatives of the Buckeye Trail Association will lead a workshop on utilizing native rock in trail construction as we work to finish out the AOA Demonstration site trail.

Come learn how to use native sandstone to create natural rock structures that last a lifetime. Andrew Bashaw of the Buckeye Trail Association will teach us how to use a highline to pick up 1-ton boulders and place them right where we want them for use as trail surface, culverts, or cribwalls. He will demonstrate how to split a boulder in half. We’ll also learn how to work smarter, not harder when working with rock.

This is the final in a series of three trail workshops sponsored jointly by AOA and the Buckeye Trail Association, one of AOA’s community partners. The native rock structures we construct will complete the trail course constructed in the two previous workshops.

Designed and laid out by the Buckeye Trail staff, the Demonstration Site trail winds through and highlights a variety of Hocking Hills landscapes including a native plant prairie, old growth, hemlock forest, sandstone outcrops, wetlands and streams. The completed trail will become a new visitor amenity that enhances the nature-based education and outreach purposes of our Demonstration Site.

Meet at the parking area on the AOA Demonstration Site on Bailey Road in Rockbridge – see Google map on our website for specific location. The workshop begins at 10:00 a.m. and lasts until 3:00 p.m.

Bring your lunch and your appreciation of spending the time to do quality work we’ll be proud of. Drinks will be provided by AOA. This trail-building workshop and other AOA events are free and open to the public. This event will be held rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for the weather as well as trail and rock work. Tools and work gloves will be provided by The Buckeye Trail Association and AOA.

Rain Date – only if really bad weather is expected – Sunday, July 27. We will send an email notice if the event is moved to the rain date.

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