This hasn't been approved at the geocaching.com site yet, but it's a go from the park's point of view.
Here's the details:
While celebrating National Trails Day at Lake Ouachita State Park, we'll also be making an effort to clean them up!
We plan on hosting the clean up event from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. We will meet outside the park’s visitor center; any organizational volunteers are encouraged to come about a half hour early. Parking will be available at the visitor’s center and at the marina. We will set up our ‘headquarters’ for the event at the picnic tables on the hill behind the visitor center. Meet with our organizers there to pick up your supplies and get your assigned pickup area. The park will take care of the full bags of trash. There will be bathroom facilities as well as showers if you need them.
We also plan on providing you guys with a lunch at noon after everybody’s cleaned up. Options are sandwiches (turkey, ham, PB&J?) or chili dogs (other suggestions are welcome). Please cast a vote for sandwiches or chili dogs when you post a “Will Attend” note. You are also more than welcome to bring a pot luck dish. Please let us know if you have special diet needs – no salt, vegan, etc.
We will also be doing a Kayak Cove Cleanup. Participants are welcome to take out one of our kayaks to clean up along the shoreline. We’ll provide kayaks, paddles, and PFDs. Volunteers should contact me ahead of time to secure a kayak. We have a limited number.
A new cache will be placed within or near the park after the event. Attendees are encouraged to bring something to leave in the cache.
Our other interpreters will also be having various programs going on during the day that are appropriate for all age groups. Everyone is invited to join them. They will be posted on our website under Events.
What we will supply:
A few Litter Getters
First Aid Supplies
What to bring:
Something to put in the new cache
Please wear or bring clothes appropriate for the weather.
Sturdy, Comfortable Shoes
A Litter Getter (if you have one)
After the event:
Hide our new cache.
Find area caches.
Take advantage of the trails and go for a hike.
Take advantage of the lake and go for a swim.
Please let me know if you’d like to volunteer to help me organize this thing! I’d like to do it all myself, but I know I can’t. I’ll have support from the park, but extra hands are always welcome!
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501-767-8148 (park - Please leave a message if I’m not in!)