Fall is officially here and the month of September has been very busy for us. To date, both Teams combined, have completed 166 FIREMON Plots in Wayne National Forest. Currently, we only have two “field” hitches left and only 48 plots remain to be re-measured.
All members of the Ironton Team are now certified as Wildland Fire Fighters after completing the Arduous Pack Test; carrying 45 Lbs., three (3) miles, in under 45 minutes.
In September, we also attended the The 12th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival  . Some of the Team even volunteered their time to help out with the event. We all enjoyed the much needed break, got to sample some of the local culture, live music, and had a good time enjoying some of the many workshops including: building wooden boats, spinning wool, atlatl throwing, tai chi, yoga, and a a medicinal plant walk.
Both teams are currently preparing for our Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainer Course  , this weekend, on October 3rd & 4th. The Team will receive “introductory training in Leave No Trace skills and ethics in a condensed two-day format. The Trainer Course assists the student participants in learning more about the seven principles of Leave No Trace and techniques for disseminating these low impact skills.” Upon completion, Trainers are qualified to lead their own LNT Awareness Workshops.
Also coming up on Tuesday, October 5th, is the Ohio University Fall Career & Internship Fair:  at the Baker University Center, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.. If you’re in the area come on by. The Team will be hosting a table at the event and be available to answer any questions about the SCA or regarding our project here in Wayne National Forest.
Click here to see our: Calendar of Events  .
Also, see the Attached: Field Update below:
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