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Contact: Nancy Poe, Chief of Resource Education, 678-538-1241
On March 6, 2005, Boy Scouts from the Cherokee/Pickin District volunteered at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area to plant trees at the Cochran Shoals unit near Windy Hill Parkway. The troop planted 300 trees to prevent further erosion along the stream bank due to a social trail. Ten days later, park staff found that all of the trees planted within the social trail were pulled out of the ground and discarded. Approximately 100 trees were lost from the good work that the Boy Scouts provided for the park. The signs placed along the area announcing the closure of the social trail were disregarded, but not removed.