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    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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New Volunteer Hiking Patrol at the Chattahoochee River NRA 8/24/04

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Date: August 24, 2004
Contact: Nancy Poe, Chief of Resource Education, 678-538-1241

Do you enjoy hiking along the trails at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area? Are you a frequent walker at Cochran Shoals, Island Ford, Vickery Creek, or any of the other 12 land units along the river? Join the new volunteer hiking patrol for the National Park Service. The goal of this program is to provide an additional set of eyes and ears for park staff along the 48- mile stretch of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

The volunteers will receive 12 hours of training, including CPR & First Aid certification, to assist park visitors with safety, first aide when necessary, and information and resource protection reminders. Each member of the hiking patrol team will also, receive training on minor trail maintenance.

This program will help create a safer and more enjoyable experience for the more than 3 million park visitors at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the volunteer hiking patrol, call the park for an application at 678-538-1244.

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