Monday, August 27, 2012

UofA Outdoor Action Group

University of Alabama

Outdoor Action Group

2012, Hurricane Creek

 For two years in a row Dr. Fran Oneal and Randy Mecredy have hosted the UofA Outdoor Action Group work day on Hurricane Creek in Holt Alabama. Your Hurricane Creekkeeper has been busy all year clearing and trying to get the place back in condition after the Apr. 27th, 2011 tornado that destroyed most of Holt and our camping grounds at Watson's Bend.


This year the group came in twice the numbers of last year and accomplished far more than I expected. We cleared 3 new fire breaks that will double as walking trails with overlooks placed in strategic locations for viewing features  like "The Watcher"

The Watcher 2011


Working in split crews, they managed to also completely side the wood shed and whitewash it and the sawmill shed. Created new trails to the creek and a small frame for a pavilion next to the "Story Tree" where parents will be able to sit and watch kids in the creek on a shaded bench with a 135 year old White Oak to be marked with historic events from the area. Hopefully it will help people understand the significance of these great specimens throughout history. 
I can't say enough good things about UofA Outdoor Action Group! 
Thanks
All photos can be seen here

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