Historic Overlook Shelters Rehab 2015 - Passport in Time

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Arkansas - Ozark-St. Francis NF
Closed! Restoration of Historic Overlook Shelters: White Rock Recreation Area

October 5-9; 12-16; 19-23; 26-30; November 2-6; 9-13, 2015

Must commit to one full session; may participate in more

Come enjoy the fall colors of the Arkansas Ozarks from atop White Rock Mountain! For this PIT project, we need your help to restore and save historic overlook shelters at White Rock Recreation Area (RA), originally constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Company 748, between 1933 and 1938. White Rock RA is eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) because of its association with the CCC and the overall 1930s, Depression-era, New Deal policies established by President Franklin Roosevelt. It is also a classic representation of the Rustic style of architecture somewhat unique to the CCC. The overlook shelters are in need of roof repairs, rehab of the structural beams, and possibly some masonry. Work will be done in partnership with the local interest group, The Friends of White Rock. The RA is perched atop the summit and bluff lines of White Rock Mountain, known for its remote scenic beauty and landscape views, and there is a great deal to do here in your hours "off the clock:" fishing, swimming, hiking, or just taking in the surrounding beauty. Forest Service chainsaw certifications will be offered on-site, and must be completed prior to start of work. So, come help us restore these beauties; rejuvenate with nature, and walk away with a new certification - we hope to see you this fall!

Number of openings: 24 (4 per session)

Special skills: Must own and be able to operate a chain sawmust have previous experience working with felled timber (dragging, debarking, notching, planning, lifting); must possess problem solving skills and a passion for excellence; previous rope-and-harness, carpentry, roofing, painting, and/or masonry experience preferred

Minimum age: 18 years old

Facilities: Tent and (small; pop-up/trailer) RV camping provided at no charge at Shores Lake Campground (~7 miles from White Rock RA); water, full bathrooms; no hook-ups but some electric (first come, first served); fishing pier, access to lake trail; Mulberry is a full-service community with motels, restaurants, and a variety of other amenities; volunteers responsible for own lodging/camping equipment, food, and daily transportation to and from designated meeting area

Nearest towns: Mulberry 15 miles; Ozark; 30 miles

Applications due: Closed!

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