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2016 Work Days Announced!
Please join us this Saturday, Sept 17th for our last work day of this year!
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Meetings are normally held on the 2nd Monday of each month at Best Foods located in the Chatham Plaza Shopping Center in Siler City at 7:00 pm. (meeting location subject to change)
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The BCH Uwharrie chapter volunteers logged over 2160 hours in 2013. Of this total, 1770 were trail work hours, including over 1100 hours of chainsaw and/or heavy equipment work. Stock were used for the equivalent of 156 work days. The remainder of volunteer time was donated to attend meetings, training, and to provide administrative services for the chapter. This is the equivalent of donating over $50,000 to the maintenance and improvement of the Uwharrie horse trails.
Don't forget to fill out those volunteer hours...you DO make a difference!
A Successful Work day Saturday August-13-2016!
Thank you volunteers! We had a total of 15 BCHU volunteers working at 5 sites. A lot was accomplished in a short time.
#1 The corduroy bridge between Fraley and Bates on Todd was removed and a pipe 9 foot x 12” dia. and fabric 100 s.f. installed using the crush & run stone as bedding provided by the Forest Service. Two diversions were installed on the up slope at each side of the new pipe/seasonal creek crossing.
#2 At the intersection of FR 597 and 576 where Todd passes by the old concrete slab and crosses FR 597 we repaired the erosion and reestablished a diversion to direct the runoff to the ditch on FR 597.
#3 Stone was added to the pipe crossing on Indian & FR 544 and Josh and FR544.
#4 The connector trail was reestablished just south of Badin Lake Horse Camp on the east side of SR 1154 to the existing connector to Lower Helens Loop.
A big thank you to the following volunteers...
Jenny Craver BCHU, Lumber Bridge, NC 4 hours travel 5 hours general labor
Debbie Riggs, Canebrake Horse Camp, 5 hours general labor
Skeeter Riggs, Canebrake Horse Camp, 5 hours operating F.S. Backhoe
Elaine Brink, BCHU, Angier NC 4 hours travel 5 hours general labor
Paul Craig, BCHU, Sanford, NC 5 hours operating donated bobcat/bucket
Larry Blackburn, BCHU,4B Farm 5 hours operating donated tractor/ bucket
Michael Bremer BCHU, Siler City, NC 2 hours travel, 5 hours general labor
Barbara Oslund BCHU, Pittsboro, NC 2.5 hours travel, 5 hours general labor
Chuck Fisher BCHU Cameron NC. 2.5 hours travel, (+ 2.5 hour to pick up donated bobcat in Asheboro Friday) 5 hours general labor
Vickie Fisher BCHU Cameron NC 2.5 hours travel 5 hours general labor
Faye Culberson BCHU, Silk Hope NC, 2.5 hours Travel, 5 hours general labor
Junior Gunter BCHU Sanford, NC , 2.5 hours travel, 4 hours general labor, 1 hour chain saw work
Roxie Gunter BCHU Sanford, NC, 2.5 hours travel, 5 hours general labor
Pat Willett BCHU, Bennett, NC 2.0 hours travel, 5 hours general labor
Bill Willett BCHU Bennett, NC 1.0 hours travel return bobcat to James River Equipment Co. Asheboro.
General Labor 55.0 hours
Equipment operations 15 hours
Chainsaw operation 1 hour
Total hours 70.00 hours
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Our members can collect the seals off the feeds sacks and turn them at the meetings or mail them in. BCHU can get up to $499.00 per year from Southern States!
The Back Country Horsemen of Uwharrie, North Carolina is working in alliance with other Back Country Chapters across North Carolina, the US Forest Service and the National Park Service to ensure the forest will be available to equestrian use. We are a newly founded chapter and our main focus is on ensuring that this forest will remain a place that can be enjoyed by all equestrian enthusiasts.
The members of the BCHU are volunteering time and resources to the Uwharrie National Forest to maintain our heritage and rights for horsemen to enjoy our public lands through the maintenance of multi-use trails. We are avid riders or just folks who love the forest, animals and are dedicated to keeping public lands natural, clean and safe to enjoy.