JUNE 1 // PINE MOUNTAIN
KIA Motors Manufacturing Georgia
Day of Service at F.D. Roosevelt State Park
As one of the Georgia Conservancy’s most cherished Natural Partners, the Georgia Conservancy would like to invite Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia team members for a day of service work at Georgia’s largest state park, F.D. Roosevelt State Park in Pine Mountain, Georgia!
About F.D. Roosevelt State Park:
“At 9,049 acres, Georgia’s largest state park is a hiker’s and backpacker’s haven. More than 40 miles of trails, including the popular 23 mile Pine Mountain Trail, wind through hardwood and pines, over creeks and past small waterfalls. Many visitors are surprised to find rolling mountains 80 miles southwest of Atlanta. Above King’s Gap is Dowdell’s Knob where President Franklin D. Roosevelt sometimes picnicked and pondered world affairs. A life-size sculpture of the president now welcomes visitors to the overlook.
Several park amenities were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression, including cottages and the Liberty Bell swimming pool fed by cool springs. A wooded campground sits near the edge of a small fishing lake, and privately operated stables offer guided horseback rides. In 1924, FDR came to this part of Georgia to swim in naturally warm springs that offered relief from polio. Today, nearby Roosevelt’s Little White House State Historic Site invites visitors to see his modest home, a museum and the pools that first drew him here.”
PROPOSED SERVICE PROJECTS
Proposed projects for the day include rebuilding a foot bridge and clearing a horse trail, both of which damage during a major storm last fall. All tools, including saws, loppers, drills, hammers, tape measures, gloves, and eye protection, will be provided.
The service day includes an optional overnight campout and an afternoon of recreational activities for both KIA employees and Georgia Conservancy staff. Recreation activities include the option for nature hikes, a tour of Roosevelt’s Little White House, canoeing in the lake, and archery.
When: June 1 -2 // 8 am - 8 am
Check-in - 8 am, Service work - 9 am, Lunch - 11 am, Work concludes - 2 pm, Happy hour - 6 pm, Dinner - 7 pm
Meeting Place: F.D. Roosevelt State Park, 2970 Georgia Highway 190, Pine Mountain, GA 31822
What to bring: Please bring a re-usable water bottle, hiking boots, clothes to get dirty-in, comfortable hiking clothes, swimming clothes and your favorite camping gear.
A suggested packing list will be emailed after registration.
If you would like to reserve one of the Parks beautiful on-site cabins instead of camping please call the park and reserve @ 1-800-864-7275
ABOUT GEORGIA CONSERVANCY
Founded in 1967, the Georgia Conservancy is one of the state’s oldest and most influential conservation organizations. Our mission is to protect and conserve Georgia’s natural resources through advocacy, engagement and collaboration. We couldn’t forward our vision of a Georgia where people and the environment thrive without the support of Natural Partners like KIA Motors Manufacturing. Learn more about the Georgia Conservancy.
If you have any questions about the upcoming KIA Day of Service, please contact Georgia Conservancy Stewardship Trips Director Clark Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org