On June 3rd, 2006 during The SERA Cave Carnival the SERA Karst Task Force and Central Alabama Grotto will hold a clean up at Alabama's Manitou Cave. For more information concerning this clean up contact SKTF Chairman Jim Wilbanks or SKTF Project Leader Martha Mills.
Post by Sharon Faulkner on May 22, 2006 6:50:30 GMT -5
A couple of weeks ago Jim Wilbanks posted an announcement about the SKTF and CAG sponsored clean-up of Manitou Cave in Fort Payne on Saturday, June 3, 2006.
The work crew will depart from the SERA CAVE CARNIVAL at Buck's Pocket at 9:30 am. We will begin gathering about 9:15 am at the registration area. Written driving directions will be provided. Drive time is approximately 35 minutes if you travel the speed limit. Carpooling is encouraged so that we don't overcrowd the parking area at the cave. If you miss departing with the group you will be able to pick up directions at registration and join us at the cave. If you aren't going to be at the Cave Carnival and would like to participate please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
This clean-up is to remove some trash and old wiring and lighting fixtures that are lying around in the cave. If time permits and we have enough help we may remove an old rotten wooden bridge. We have specific instructions from the landowner about what he wants removed and what he wants left in the cave. We will be using 5 gallon buckets and bags in the cave and wheelbarrows on the outside of the cave. You will need a helmet and light and don't forget your gloves.
This is a former commercial cave so most of the work will involve moving the trash and debris on paved trails. There is some trash is in the stream so some people will have to volunteer to get their feet wet. Be sure to bring along dry shoes and socks. The work we need to do can most likely be accomplished in 4 hours if we have a good turn out so you can return to the Cave Carnival to enjoy the fun.
Hope to see you there!
Martha Mills SERA Vice Chairman & SFTK Committee Project Leader for the Manitou Clean-up
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