January 3, 2007
Nancy Poe, 678-538-1241 (work), 770-318-1209 (cell)
Over the coming months, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will be putting in place updated trail maps that more accurately show visitors the extensive trail system that exists right in their own backyards.
Through the cooperation of volunteers, Student Conservation Association (SCA) interns, and Park employees, four maps made their debut on the park’s website at the beginning of the month.
Jones Bridge, Island Ford, and the East and West Palisades areas have the new trail maps installed which accurately show the visitors their location within the park and are also another tool that Park Rangers can use to locate visitors in case of an emergency. Each map has a location number clearly marked which can pinpoint a visitor’s location within the park and help facilitate any assistance that may be required.
This project would not have been possible without the help and cooperation of the parks volunteers and SCA interns. Through the use of GPS technology, they spent many hours walking the trails, planning new trail markers with the park staff, and then installing markers and maps at over 70 locations throughout the four units.
If you are interested in finding out how you too can help improve your National Park, call the Visitor Contact Station at 678-538-1200.