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LET’S WORK TOGETHER – TRAILS AND COALITION BUILDING
Choose from three hikes and learn about developing volunteer trail organizations.
Date: Saturday, November 15
Leaders and volunteers from both organizations, joined by US Forest Service and Corps of Engineers representatives, will give an overview of the founding and operation of both organizations. FoOT supports the Ouachita National Recreation Trail (ONRT). The Denby Point Coalition continues to build the new Lake Ouachita Vista Trail (LOViT) on the south side of Lake Ouachita.
Terrain is rough and rocky. Wearing good hiking boots, dressing in layers, and bringing a small daypack to carry water is recommended.
HIKE 1 – IT’S EASY TO LOVIT
HIKE 2 – A WALK ON THE FLATSIDE
HIKE 3 – OUT OF THE ASHES…
Leaders: Loretta Melancon, Member, Arkansas Trails Council; Jerry Shields, Founder, Traildogs; Kris McMillen, Founder, Friends of the Ouachita Trail; Jim Gifford, President, Friends of the Ouachita Trail
Workshop Leaders Bios:
Kris McMillen is a founder and leader of FoOT. He has served as president of the Ouachita Mountain Hikers and is a long-standing member of the Arkansas Trails Council. In 2005 Kris received the American Hiking Society Volunteer of the Year award for the Central United States. Kris through-hiked the 223-mile-long Ouachita National Recreation Trail in 2004.
Jim Gifford retired to Arkansas after 25 years in the aerospace industry. He is an avid hiker and trails enthusiast. He is a founder and current President of FoOT. He has been an active volunteer with the Arkansas Trails Council, the Trails Committee of Hot Springs Village, and the Ouachita Mountain Hikers. He was named Arkansas Trails Volunteer of the Year in 2004.
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Updated December 23, 2008