We will be building in-stream structures to improve brook trout habitat on Wilks Creek, a stream that flows into the upper Chattahoochee River. The lead chapter of the workday is Upper Chattahoochee Trout Unlimited and supporting chapters include the Rabun, Oconee River, Middle Georgia and Savannah River chapters of Trout Unlimited.
Please do not drive to the work area as there is very limited parking along that stretch of the forest service road and room is need for car pool vehicles and the NFS / DNR equipment vehicles.
Jason Caravella will be leaving the Waffle House (on Holcomb Bridge Road (east of GA 400) in Roswell, GA) at 6:30 a.m for anyone that wants to follow him to the assembly area. See driving directions below. Please call Jason if needed at (678) 457-0219.
-Bring your wading boots or water shoes (leave your waders at home – this is a small stream, rarely over knee deep), work gloves and clothing you don’t mind getting wet as it is usually humid in the forest and we will get wet doing work in the stream.
-Insect repellant and an Epi Pen (if you need one) are a good idea. You will be required to wear a hard hat and it will be provided. There are all kinds of work to do from some that is strenuous (carrying logs and driving rebar with a sledge hammer) to some requiring little effort (moving instream gravel or distributing water.)
-Water will be provided at the job site but it is always good to bring some with you.
-An extra shirt will make you more comfortable for lunch back at the assembly area and the drive home.