Johnson Ferry Intermittent Trail Closures
Representatives of Colonial Pipeline Company will be working on the gas pipeline in the Johnson Ferry North unit. The work will require intermittent trail closures. For your safety please stay on designated trails and obey all trail closures.
Park to Adopt “Pack-In, Pack-Out” Trash Policy to Save Money
Contact: Rudy Evenson, 678-538-1241
Sandy Springs: "Pack it in, pack it out" is a familiar slogan for hikers on the Appalachian Trail and in many national parks. Starting next month, visitors to the boat ramps, picnic areas, and trails ofthe Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) will need to start getting used to carrying their own trash out of the park, too.
"Other national parks educate their visitors about leaving no trace, and we believe our visitors are conscientious enough, with a little advance notice, to plan ahead, bring their own trash bags, and pack out their trash," said CRNRA Superintendent Patty Wissinger. "We have hundreds of trash cans scattered throughout our 48 miles of river, and emptying them all is a big part of our maintenance costs. This is a cost savings measure that gets us part of the way toward meeting our budget cut under sequestration."
Beginning in April, CRNRA maintenance staff will begin installing signs asking visitors to "Pack Out All Trash." At the same time, they will also be removing trash cans from most park locations.
For more information about Leave No Trace, please visit http://lnt.org/learn/7-principles.
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A U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD) is required for each person onboard a watercraft. Any child under the age of 13 is required to wear a PFD while the watercraft is underway. A watercraft is defined as any boat, inner tube, air mattress, or any other floating device.