Monday, July 21, 2014

Work Party a success!

Thanks to all who came out for last Saturday's corridor clearing work party! We had folks from multiple chapters of SORBA, Sorella Cycling, The Greening Youth Foundation, the Youth Conservation Corps, and of course the National Park Service. We have the corridor clear and will now wait for the machines to do the building. We will post information on future work parties for the finishing work on the new reroute when the time comes. Keep coming back and we will keep you posted!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Work Party is back on for today!

Work party for today is back on for 1:15 meet up at the Columns Drive Parking lot. We hope to see you there!

Work Party Rain Delay extended until 12 today

We really want to make this work party happen today so we are waiting until 12 to see what the rain will do. We will post here, on Facebook and Twitter if we are go/no go at 12. Thanks.

Work Party Rain Delay

Our corridor clearing Work Party today is on Rain Delay. NPS will reassess at 10:00 a.m. and we will keep you posted here and on twitter and Facebook. Thanks!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Work Party this Saturday 8:00 A.M. Columns Drive

Our monthly work party will be a corridor cleaning job for a half a mile reroute around the creek section just off the fitness loop. Most of you know that this route is usually a mud hole and unsustainable. The original plan of the redesign of Sope Creek included a bypass of this section, but it never was built. We have reestablished the original flag line and will be cleaning the corridor with the NPS this weekend to prepare for the machines that will build the trail in two weeks. We will meet at the Columns Drive parking lot this Saturday morning at 8 A.M. Please come and wear long pants, closed toed boots, bring water and snacks. Be prepared to hike. If you have loppers or a bow saw bring those along as well. We will provide bagels in the morning and look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Open meeting, free beer!

Join us on Wednesday, April 16th from 6-7pm at Sweetwater Brewery for our next chapter meeting! Meet your 2014 board of directors and learn about some exciting new projects we're working on, as well as status updates for Sope Creek. 

When you arrive at the brewery, check-in first at the main lobby counter to pick up a free cup or purchase a pint glass. You'll have 6 tickets for tastings regardless of which you choose. 

Feel free to get a beer from the Tasting Room before you head upstairs to the Couch Room (where the SORBA meeting is taking place). You’re free to head back to the Tasting Room throughout the meeting to get another beer, and when the meeting concludes feel free to join go downstairs for the rest of the tour & tasting hours. Last call is at 7:15pm, and we close up at 7:30pm. 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Action Alert! South Rockdale Meeting back on, this Monday at 6 P.M.!

OK Guys and Gals, It’s time to show your support for South Rock Trails (SRT)!!

We have made some great progress in getting hiking, Mountain Biking and Equestrian trails into South Rockdale Community Park off Fairview Road in Rockdale County! IMBA/SORBA and Rockdale County Parks and Recreation SPLOST have appropriated $12,500 for the IMBA Trail Solutions design proposal. This proposal would be a comprehensive trail design for the 276 acre park and adjacent DeCastro property. We have a Memorandum of Understanding ready to be signed, and Parks and Recreation is ready to move forward.

The process is being delayed by the Rockdale Board of Commissioners (RBOC) to review issues of trail sustainability. The RBOC and others in county government are concerned the mountain biking, hiking and equestrian community will not follow through on trail maintenance resulting in the trails falling into disrepair.

At the upcoming Parks and Recreation meeting on February 17th, we will have a chance to present our plans on sustainable trails that include a regular maintenance program. We need everyone possible to come out and show your support for the first Mountain Bike trails in a Rockdale County Park! This is a chance to partner with the county and create a trail system that will provide enjoyment and challenge for Rockdale County and the Atlanta metro area for many years to come!

Come out and show your support!

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