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Partnership Programs

April 2014

Plants of the Pocket
Join DeSoto State Park botanist, Brittney M. Hughes, and JSU Field Schools Assistant Director,Renee Morrison, for this enchanted botany trip to "The Pocket" on Pigeon Mountain. Excellent photoopportunities of unique and beautiful plants. Easy to moderate shortboardwalk hike with optional moderate to difficult hike to waterfall.

Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Where: Meet at DeSoto State Park Nature Center; shuttle to site
Time: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Fee: $10 per person (transportation to site included)

NPS Green & Gray Saturday

The National Park Service staff and volunteers will present “Green & Gray” programs on the second Saturday of each month. Topics
include park resources and activities, climate change, recycling,energy conservation, eco-gardening, exotic plants, native
landscaping, pollution prevention, green energy, and more!

Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Where: Little River Canyon Center in Fort Payne, AL
Time: 10:00 am
Fee: Free; for more information contact the National Park Service at 256-845-8548


The JSU Field Schools will partner with groups (such as National Park Service, USForest Service, Alabama State Parks and others)
to offer diverse moderate-level hikes “from the deepest canyon to the highest mountain” each second Saturday of the month.

Date: Second Saturdays each month; April 12, 2014
Where: Locations vary; may include Little River Canyon National Preserve, DeSoto State Park, Talladega National Forest, Dugger
Mountain Wilderness, Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge, Cheaha State Park, or other locations (Call 256-782-8010 for specific locations and meeting place)
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (may vary depending upon length of hike)
Fee: $0-$5 per person; pre-registration required five days prior to hike date

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