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      KICCO Trail Maintenance_Nov. 2019 in River Ranch

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      November 17, 2019

      Sunday  12:00 PM

      3200 River Ranch Blvd
      River Ranch, Florida

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      KICCO Trail Maintenance_Nov. 2019

      Camp in a ghost town with the Heartland Chapter! KICCO camp was a company town for the Kissimmee Island Cattle Company. The company operated from 1915 to 1920 and was a key port town on the Kissimmee River. At one time there were many homes, a bunkhouse, a mess hall, a company store, an ice house, a school and a steam boat landing. Today, sidewalks and foundations are all that remain. The surrounding landscapes are representative of the tall grasslands of Central Florida and the campsite itself is nestled in an active dude ranch. Come join our trail maintainers to blaze, mow and cut back vegetation on the Florida Trail. Be prepared for hard work, good food and campfire stories! We will be working from Three Lakes WMA to the S65-A Lock. We will be lopping, mowing and blazing approximately 10 miles of trail. We will also be cutting a new section of trail to remove 1 mile of road walk. You must bring your own camping equipment. We will provide food for the work week as well as all PPE. Arrive on Sunday, Nov. 17th between noon and 5PM to help setup base camp and learn what we will be doing for Monday - Wednesday. Work will begin @ 8AM Monday. We will break camp by noon on Thursday, Nov. 21st [Note: This is a primitive campsite with a porta-potty at the Town of KICCO Campground. Potable water will be provided in jugs. Breakfast will be provided on Friday. Volunteer crews will tear down the basecamp on Wednesday morning.] Hiking boots (description below) and long pants are required. Long-sleeve t-shirts are recommended. This event is a free volunteer opportunity. Join our crew and have fun! More information on volunteering at this work party HERE.

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