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Service Saturday - June 3rd; 8-11am, Meet at Jim Schmidt Trailhead, Bogue Chitto Refuge

Celebrate National Trails Day with us on June 3 by helping to maintain the nature trail and fishing area at the Jim Schmidt Interpretive Site at Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge! Bring work gloves and wear closed toe shoes. We will provide all needed tools and snacks. No Restrooms at the site.

Service Saturday - June 3rd;  8-11am, Meet at Jim Schmidt Trailhead, Bogue Chitto Refuge

Time & Location

Jun 03, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Pearl River, 70242 Atlas Rd, Pearl River, LA 70452, USA (LAT/LONG: 30.448395,-89.704035)

About the event

Our Service Saturdays are a great way to earn service hours and meet other refuge volunteers. For this Service Saturday we will meet at the Jim Schmidt Boardwalk and Trailhead. It is National Trails Day! 

MEETING LOCATION: Located off I-59 approximately 15 miles north of Slidell, LA. Take Exit 11/Pearl River Turnaround and follow the highway frontage road on the east side of I-59 south to the Bogue Chitto Refuge fishing pond entrance. We will meet at the entrance gate at 08:00 a.m. Lat/ Long: 30.448395,-89.704035

The service work for this refuge project will include getting ready for the upcoming Youth Fishing Rodeo at the fishing site. We will be removing vegetation from fishing areas along the pond shoreline and clearing the Jim Schmidt boardwalk and hiking trail. A great way to spend National Trails Day!

We provide all tools, and supplies needed for the projects. Light snacks and water provided. THERE ARE NO RESTROOMS AVAILABLE. We will meet at 08:00a.m.

**For Outdoor activities: Appropriate clothing is strongly recommended (closed-toed shoes, jeans or similar long pants, gloves). The event will be held rain or shine so bring rain gear if needed.**

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We look forward to seeing you on June 3rd  from 8-11a.m. The event will be held rain or shine. 

We hope to see you there!

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