CSRA Camperland Augusta Blog
- 0 0Published on Feb 17, 2015
Keep Our Parks Beautiful
Every year, thousands of state parks across the country organize cleanup efforts to help keep our parks beautiful. It’s important to take care of our parks and campgrounds because it can help the environment, help improve property values in the area, attract tourists which can stimulate the local economy, and promote a sense of community through a variety of recreational activities. If we don’t do our part to keep the outdoors beautiful, we may not have many places left to go.
Park officials are always looking for volunteers to help with clean up efforts. Here are a few volunteer events in your area that you can participate in.
Vogel State Park- Blairsville, GA
Vogel state park is the oldest state park in Georgia. It sits at the base of Blood Mountain in Chattahoochee National Forest along a 22 acre lake. Vogel State Park officials are looking for volunteers to help with their Lakeside trail cleanup on Feb 25th from 1-4pm. The only cost you’ll have is for parking. They are also hosting a Campground cleanup on March 11th from 1-4pm.
Pine Mountain Trail Work Day
FD Roosevelt state park in Pine Mountain, GA is looking for volunteers to help with trail and campsite cleanup along the Pine Mountain Trail. The workday will be held Saturday, February 21st. Cost is free. Organizers just ask that you bring a trash bag to help with the efforts.
For a list of other volunteer workdays in your area, visit www.georgiastateparks.org/events. While you are traveling this year, consider pitching in at a cleanup event near you and do your part to help keep our parks beautiful.
Other ways you can pitch in is to pick up your campsite before leaving. Make sure all your trash is collected from your campground and disposed of properly in designated trash receptacles at the campgrounds. Also, take along a plastic bag while you are hiking or biking the trails. If you see trash along the way, pick it up, using rubber or latex gloves of course, and take it back with you to your campsite to dispose of later. Every little bit of trash picked up helps keep our parks beautiful!