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Monthly Chapter night meetings will not be held in July and August.  September 13th we will return to our monthly 2nd Tuesday night meetings with a CELEBRATION! Stay tuned for details!

Meanwhile, if you hear of a good topic for our FALL monthly night meetings, know a good speaker on or demonstrator of a topic of interest to the outdoors and/or recreation, then please contact Howard Pardue, our Program Coordinator.

Chapter Council Update: 
Good news, Leslie Wheeler  has been appointed Chair of Chapter Council.  Leslie is a long time Chapter volunteer with the Trailblazers and member of the FTA Board of Directors.  As a member of the Board of Directors she was eligible for the appointment and appointed by the FTA President and Board as required under the new FTA Bylaws.
Leon Sinks is open! It is a "soft opening" because construction is still being done on the Hammock Sink overlook. Look for an upcoming "grand reopening" in the fall, but until then, it is open to the public. There is a site host taking care of the bathroom facilities, and it will be open during regular park hours. Thank you all for your support and patience during this process! Our volunteer day really spiffed up the site and I am looking forward to getting out there soon.  
Cara Fleischer, 
ReThink Energy Florida Communications Director
Leon Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor

Please read the GUIDELINES FOR OUTING PARTICIPANTS before signing up for an activity. This will make for a better outing experience.IMPORTANT: New COVID guidelines from our state office require that in order to participate in any Florida Trail Association activity or event, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 72 hours prior to attending the event. Individuals who wish to participate in an FTA event will be asked to sign an Assumption of Risk form on the day of the event attesting to their compliance with these requirements. COVID Resources.


MON JUL 11, 18, 25 - 5:15 PM - A Walk in the Woods:  Lafayette Heritage Trail Park (Piney Z) - A Walk in the Woods is beneficial to one's mental and physical health, particularly at the end the day. Join us in a moderate to strenuous walk through the woods (typically 3 to 4 miles/hour). This may be the trail to Tom Brown Park and back (approx. 4.0 miles), or the trail to Alford Greenway, Bill’s Trail and back (approx. 3.7 miles). We rest for a few minutes at the midway point. Dogs on a leash are welcome.  **Meet:** At 5:15 near the restrooms. We start the hike at 5:30 pm sharp.  **Bring:** Expect heat, bring water. Wear shoes appropriate for rough trails. Bug repellent may be needed.
 **Reminders:** Before starting out check the Meetup site for any last minute announcements. Please edit your RSVP in Meetup if you no longer plan to attend. **Contact:** Howard 850-566-9613.

WED, JUL 13, 20, 27 - 9:15 AM  - Heart and Sole Urban Walk: Miccosukee Greenway, Crump Road Trailhead
Come at 9:15 am and be ready to hike a 4 – 6-mile loop (2 -3 miles in and back) at 9:30 AM sharp. Bring snack if needed, water and hat and wear comfortable clothes and appropriate shoes. Come hydrated. Bring a chair/beverage for post hike cool down and visitation. We will attempt to maintain a pace of 3.0 - 3.5 mph. Location: Miccosukee Greenway, Crump Road Trailhead (4996 Crump Rd, Tallahassee) YOU MUST SIGN UP ON THIS ACTIVITY’S PAGE ON MEETUP.COM TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, DIRECTIONS, AND UPDATES. Contact: Dawn Griffin (850) 509-6103,
SUN JUN 17, 24, 31 -  8:30 AM - Stroll & Sweat SUN Morning Urban Walks - Lake Overstreet – Forest Meadows Trailhead - FTA Members Only. Fee to access state park is $2 or free with your state park pass. Come at 8:30 am and be ready to hike the approx 5-mile loop trail at 8:40 AM sharp. Bring water and wear comfortable clothes and appropriate shoes. Come hydrated. We will attempt to maintain a steady pace of 3.0 - 3.5 mph. Location: Forestmeadows Parks & Athletic Center (4750 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32312). Contact: Dawn Griffin (850) 509-6103, ( or Andrea Fenn (603) 785-0021,, .
SAT NOV 19 – WILD FLORIDA TRAIL RUN 50K/20K/8K – White Springs, FL – More Information:



CHAIR:  Elwood McElhaney
VICE-CHAIR:   Dawn Griffin
TREASURER: Carol Watkins
ACTIVITIES: Shellie Johnson
MEMBERSHIP:  Need Volunteer(s)
PROGRAMS: Howard Pardue
TRAILS: Kent Wimmer 


FNST: ANF WEST -  Need Volunteer(s)
FNST: ANF EAST -  Richard Graham (850) 878-3616
FNST: ST. MARKS - Dale Allen (850) 656-8050
FNST: AUCILLA  -   Need Volunteer(s)
FT. BRADEN TRACT -   Howard Pardue (850) 386-1494
ELINOR KLAPP-PHIPPS PARK - Dawn Brown (850) 668-0091
TORREYA STATE PARK - Need Volunteer(s)



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