Wilks Creek Workday

Brook Trout Improvement Project

We will be building in-stream structures to improve brook trout habitat on Wilks Creek, a stream that flows into the upper Chattahoochee River. The lead chapter of the workday is Upper Chattahoochee Trout Unlimited and supporting chapters include the Rabun, Middle Georgia, and Savannah River chapters of Trout Unlimited.

Project Details

Schedule:
July 15th - Deadline for signup
July 17th - Work Day
Time - 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Boxed lunch after

SIGNUP FORM BELOW

You must arrive at the assembly / large parking area at Unicoi Gap on GA Hwy 75 by 8:30 a.m. We can then get organized into the work area and begin working by 9:00 a.m. Our plan is to finish work by noon and enjoy boxed lunch at the assembly area.

What to Bring?

  • A mask, plus an extra just in case.
  • Hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes
  • Water bottle
  • Wading boots or water shoes (leave your waders at home – this is a small stream, rarely over knee-deep), work gloves, and clothing you don’t mind getting wet and dirty as it is usually humid in the forest and we will get wet doing work in the stream.
  • Insect repellant and an Epi-Pen (if you need one) are a good idea. You will be required to wear a provided hard hat. There are all kinds of work to do on the stream from strenuous (carrying logs and driving rebar with a sledgehammer) to some requiring little effort (moving instream gravel or distributing water.)
  • Water will be provided at the job site, but it is always good to bring some with you.
  • An extra shirt and pants will make you more comfortable for lunch back at the assembly area and the drive home.

Unicoi Gap on GA Hwy 75 8:30 a.m.
Location link to Google Maps >>

GPS N34 48.091 W83 44.568

 

SIGNUP FORM BELOW

You must arrive at the assembly / large parking area at Unicoi Gap on GA Hwy 75 by 8:30 a.m. We can then get organized into the work area and begin working by 9:00 a.m. Our plan is to finish work by noon and enjoy boxed lunch at the assembly area.

What to Bring?

  • Work Gloves
  • Hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes
  • Water bottle
  • A mask is not required; please bring if more comfortable doing so.
  • Wading boots or water shoes (leave your waders at home – this is a small stream, rarely over knee-deep), work gloves, and clothing you don’t mind getting wet and dirty as it is usually humid in the forest and we will get wet doing work in the stream.
  • Insect repellant and an Epi-Pen (if you need one) are a good idea. You will be required to wear a provided hard hat. There are all kinds of work to do on the stream from strenuous (carrying logs and driving rebar with a sledgehammer) to some requiring little effort (moving instream gravel or distributing water.)
  • Water will be provided at the job site, but it is always good to bring some with you.
  • An extra shirt and pants will make you more comfortable for lunch back at the assembly area and the drive home.

Unicoi Gap on GA Hwy 75

Volunteer Signup Sheet

Volunteer Signup Sheet

The signup sheet is closed, please contact Mark Romzick if you have questions. president@ucctu.org