Post by Sharon Faulkner on Dec 27, 2005 22:15:55 GMT -5
One of the SKTF members announced at our December grotto meeting that they were sponsoring a roadside cleanup on Orme Mt. Road, located in the Russell Cave Watershed on Sunday, February 19, following Saturday's WBM. No other details were given at the time.
Lynn went out of town over the holidays, but should be back in a day or two. When she gets back she may be able to provide more information on the clean up.
The SERA Karst Task Force (SKTFI) decided to begin the Russell Cave Watershed Clean Up, an area encompassing 16 square miles, with Orme Mountain Road on February 19th, 2006 at 10 AM. (The day after the SERA Winter Business Meeting) It is known that the cave is impacted due to local dumping of trash in the watershed. Russell Cave repeatedly has tons of trash that washes into the cave and so SKTF wants to eliminate the source of the trash then the trash can be cleaned from the cave. The SKTF project leader for this clean up is Peter Michaud. Feel free to contact Peter for more information.
Ths is a great project!
Looking forward to seeing everyone there! Lynn
Last Edit: Apr 28, 2006 20:21:08 GMT -5 by L Roebuck
Location: Orme Mt. Rd Directions from I-24 exit 134; Turn left from either east or west on I-24 and go to the first blinking light on 41A (approx 3 miles); Turn left onto 156 and go 18.8 miles to Orme Mt. Rd; From south and east of Sewanee, get to South Pittsburgh TN and follow 156 N to the top of the Mt and Orme Mt Rd.