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    Update on Clear Springs/Homochitto

    This is the official word from Steve Harris, the Rec Ranger for the park:

    Hi Brian,

    I received notice this morning that, unfortunately, our trail systems have
    not been considered for emergency funds, and we are to keep the trails
    closed. The earliest we are looking at to reopen them is mid-October, and
    more realistically, late October or after. We are in the preliminary stages
    of an extensive trail assessment where we have at least 3 bridges damaged,
    scores of down trees, and many hazard trees to be removed. We are planning
    to have all the obstacles removed at once with a contract crew once funds
    are released to us. I will check with our operations team and determine if
    there are any useful volunteer projects, but at this point, with the
    contract, they should be able to do all of it for us.

    Please bear with us, most of our people are off district helping with the
    hurricane cleanup, we are shorthanded, and things will move even slower
    than usual for awhile. You can pass on to others that Clear Springs
    campground is now open with special instructions posted for hurricane
    refugees. If you need anything else, I will try to oblige as best as I
    can.

    Steve Harris, Forestry Technician (Recreation)
    National Forests in Mississippi
    Homochitto Ranger District
    1200 Hwy 184 East
    Meadville, MS 39653
    601-384-5876



    I'll keep everyone updated on workdays, etc..


    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ohpossum
    This is the official word from Steve Harris, the Rec Ranger for the park:

    Hi Brian,

    I received notice this morning that, unfortunately, our trail systems have
    not been considered for emergency funds, and we are to keep the trails
    closed. The earliest we are looking at to reopen them is mid-October, and
    more realistically, late October or after. We are in the preliminary stages
    of an extensive trail assessment where we have at least 3 bridges damaged,
    scores of down trees, and many hazard trees to be removed. We are planning
    to have all the obstacles removed at once with a contract crew once funds
    are released to us. I will check with our operations team and determine if
    there are any useful volunteer projects, but at this point, with the
    contract, they should be able to do all of it for us.

    Please bear with us, most of our people are off district helping with the
    hurricane cleanup, we are shorthanded, and things will move even slower
    than usual for awhile. You can pass on to others that Clear Springs
    campground is now open with special instructions posted for hurricane
    refugees. If you need anything else, I will try to oblige as best as I
    can.

    Steve Harris, Forestry Technician (Recreation)
    National Forests in Mississippi
    Homochitto Ranger District
    1200 Hwy 184 East
    Meadville, MS 39653
    601-384-5876



    I'll keep everyone updated on workdays, etc..


    Thanks!

    Yikes...go ahead and move the hammer back a few weeks......???

    Ya holla and tell me when you guys might be working....i can come over on a weekend if i know in advance...

    -Boz
    "I'm supa-fly TNT, I'm tha guns of the navarone!"

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