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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, Oconee River, Middle Georgia and Savannah River chapters of Trout Unlimited.

Project Details

SIGNUP BELOW

We have to be at the assembly / large parking area at Unicoi Gap on GA Hwy 75 by 8:30 a.m. that morning so that we can get organized and carpool into the work area to begin working promptly at 9:00 a.m. so we can finish by noon. Please do not drive to the work area as there is minimal parking along that stretch of the forest service road, and the room is need for carpool vehicles and the NFS / DNR equipment vehicles.

If you would like to carpool, meet at Waffle House on Holcomb Bridge Road (east of GA 400 in Roswell, GA) at 6:30 a.m. for anyone that wants to follow along to the assembly area. See driving directions below.

  • What to Bring?
    Bring your 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 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 hard hat, and it will be provided. There are all kinds of work to do from some that are 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.

Schedule:
July 18th, 2020
6:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Waffle House 6:30 a.m.
1470 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell, GA 30076
https://goo.gl/maps/i6fWpGvsfiKSuKTz8

Unicoi Gap on GA Hwy 75 8:30
https://goo.gl/maps/frb4iYEwkVGXL8Mp

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Wilks Creek TU Workday

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