SECTION LEADERS FNST: ANF WEST Al Ingle (850) 509-1162 FNST: ANF
EAST Richard Graham (850) 878-3616 FNST: ST. MARKS Dale Allen (850)
656-8050 FNST: AUCILLA VACANT FT. BRADEN TRACT Howard Pardue (850)
386-1494 ELINOR KLAPP-PHIPPS PARK Dawn Brown (850) 668-0091 TORREYA
STATE PARK Jerry Herting (850) 878-3426
October 13 “Brendan Biggs: Trekking in the Solo Khumbu.” Join
Brendan as he shares his experience of trekking in one of the
world’s highest and most breath-taking places, the Everest region
in Nepal. Find out what it’s like to travel the foot-paths, and
journey with him as he recounts his adventures and shares his
November 10 “Hiking the Camino de Santiago.” The Camino is a
2000 year old pilgrimage trail over mountain ranges and through the
countryside and cities of northern Spain. In Summer 2014, Gregg and
Morgan Patterson made the 500-mile trek, starting in St Jean Pied
de Port, France and ending 38 days later in Santiago, Spain. This
was a spiritual quest for Morgan; Gregg went along for the athletic
challenge. Then something happened, which they will share when they
speak. Traveling with all their possessions in their backpacks they
stayed mostly at hostels, breaking bread with people from all over
the world. During their presentation they will share the physical
and mental challenges, and the life lessons learned on the
December 8 “Holiday Party & Potluck.” Celebrate the season
by joining our annual holiday potluck and gift exchange. Bring a
dish to share (turkey/ham provided by the Chapter) and a wrapped
gift to participate in the exchange. The gift should be trail or
outdoors related if possible, and can be purchased-but-inexpensive,
a white elephant, or hand-made. If you’re feeling extra festive,
write a short poem or limerick describing the gift!
NEW and RETURNING MEMBERS
May 2015 - July 2015
Zilpah Boyd, Machelle Campbell, Bryan Desloge, Ka-ren Lehnert
& Richard Long, Erin O’Connell, Stewart Parsons, Glenda Rabby,
Zana Raybon, Laura Rush, Bill Snyder, Joseph Sullivan, Linda &
Kenny Walker, Wendy Young
AS OF 8/1/15: 263 memberships / 343 members
1........Programs / People 2-4....September-December Activities
4-5.....Articles From the Chair YOU are Needed! Yes, You CAN
Recycle That!! Go GREEN (get the Blaze by pdf) 6........FTA
Dawn Brown(850)668-0091 or Liz Sparks (850)570-5950.
Meetings are open to the public.
CHAPTER OFFICERS CHAIR Dawn Brown (850) 668-0091
[email protected] VICE-CHAIR Al Ingle (850) 509-1162
[email protected] TREASURER Elizabeth Slack (850) 320-2760
[email protected] MEMBERSHIP Lori Gilbertson (850)
420-0132 [email protected] TRAILS COORDINATOR Richard
Graham (850) 878-3616 [email protected] ACTIVITIES Dawn
Griffin (850) 509-6103 [email protected] PROGRAMS Liz Sparks (850)
570-5950 [email protected] PUBLICITY/WEBSITE/VOL. HRS. Linda
Patton (850) 668-4334 [email protected] NEWSLETTER VACANT
Meet the new forest supervisor of the National Forests in
Florida. Kelly Russell reported to her new position in Tallahassee
on April 6, 2015. "I am very excited about returning to Florida and
working with the people there," she said. Russell is a native of
Alabama and grew up in Panama City, Fla. She earned a bachelor's
degree in Biology from Wesleyan College, went into the Peace Corps
for two years, then attended graduate school in Fisheries at Auburn
University. The Forest Service hired her in 1985 as a fisheries
biologist & she worked in Talladega and Montgomery, Ala., the
Francis Marion and Sumter Nat’l. Forests in SC; and Atlanta. In
2002 she went to the Ouachita Nat’l. Forest as district ranger; in
2009 to the Klamath Nat’l. Forest in Yreka, Cal. as deputy forest
supervisor; then the Gila Nat’l. Forest in Silver City, N.M. as
forest supervisor for four years. She has also worked in the
Washington Office on a variety of assignments.
PLEASE NOTE: The Florida National Scenic Trail and other forest
trails are part of the natural environment. Rough, une-ven, and/or
slippery surfaces, protruding roots, encroaching vegetation, fallen
branches, mud and water, insects and other wildlife, irritating
plants and other hazards may be present. Wear boots and use
caution. If you question whether a hike is within your ability,
contact the Activity Leader. For more information go to
www.apalachee.floridatrail.org and click on “Guidelines for
Dale Allen Gwen Beatty Karen Berkley Cathy Briggs Louis Brooks
Dawn Brown Ray Cade
Bob Daniels Wendy Dial
Lori Gilbertson Richard Graham Dawn Griffin Barry Haber Jerry
Herting Al Ingle Melanie Knapp
John Laney Howard Pardue
Holly Parker Linda Patton Adrienne Ruhl Gary Sisco Ronny Traylor
Mike Tucker Carol Watkins
George Weaver Kent Wimmer
FALL 2015 FTA Regional volunteer work parties & trainings
Sept. 12 Sat. P/L “A Walk in the Woods.” Join our group to
attend an afternoon showing of this movie starring Robert Red-ford
and Nick Nolte, based on Bill Bryson’s best-selling book about his
Appalachian Trail hike. RSVP on our Meetup site or contact Linda
Patton (850) 668-4334 [email protected]
Sept. 19 Sat. P/L Kolomoki Mounds State Park: Day Hike, Museum
Visit & Picnic. In Blakely, GA, 90 mi. from Tallahas-see. Limit
25 people. Rain Date Sunday 9/20. Contact Carol Watkins-Babcock
(313) 319-9463 [email protected] or Melanie Knapp (850) 339-8830
Sept. 26 Sat. P/L Hikes for Tykes: Tree Leaf Rubbings. Phipps
Park. Limit 10 families. Contact Mike Tucker (850) 545-3489
[email protected] or Ashley Hopkins (850) 339-3488
Oct. 2 Fri. P/L Sunset-Over-Wakulla Paddle. Start the week-end
right with an after work sunset paddle on the Wakulla River. We’ll
put in at the upper bridge and paddle down to the City of St.
Marks. We plan to be off the river before dark so we can head over
to one of the local restaurants for dinner. Contact Gary Sisco
(850) 545-4776 [email protected] or Gwen
Beatty (850) 539-6027 [email protected]
Oct. 4 Sun. P/M Apalachicola National Forest–West Trail Care.
Clearing brush, lopping limbs and repainting blazes. Contact Al
Ingle 850-509-1162 [email protected]
Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 Mon. P/S Monday Brisk Walks. Meet at
Thornton Trailhead on the Miccosukee Greenway. Be ready to walk at
5:30 p.m. sharp with others who want to exercise, elimi-nate stress
and meet interesting people! We will maintain an approx. 3.2 mph
pace, nonstop for 4-8 mi. (depending upon day-light). Bring
flashlight/headlight and water. Dress in layers. See trailhead
meeting location map and RSVP on our Meetup site or contact Dawn
Griffin (850) 509-6103 [email protected]
October 7, 14, 21 & 18 Wed. P/S Wednesday Brisk Walks. Meet
at the restroom area in the parking lot at Lafayette Heritage Trail
Park, 4900 Heritage Park Blvd. (off Conner Blvd.). Be ready to walk
at 5:30 p.m. sharp with others who want to exercise, de-stress and
socialize with interesting people! We will maintain an approx. 3.2
mph pace, nonstop, for about 4 mi., taking different routes: to Tom
Brown Park, over the pedestrian bridge to J.R. Alford Greenway, up
and down the fishing fingers, or a new route around the sparkling
lake. Great views of lakes and wildlife. Bring flashlight/headlight
and water. Dress in layers. See trailhead meeting location map and
RSVP on our Meetup site or contact Dawn Griffin (850) 509-6103
Oct. 10 Sat. P/M-S Seek and Destroy Invasive Plants! 9:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. at Tallahassee’s Optimist Park. Get great exercise
with hands-on education during these monthly events co-organized by
the City of Tallahassee and local chapters of the FTA, Florida
Native Plant Society, NW Fla. Water Mgmt. District, and The Nature
Conservancy. During a short hike, participants will first learn
from experts about (and how to identify) invasive plants,
particularly Coral Ardisia; then help remove many pounds of them.
Lunch provided! Bring water, bug spray, gloves, and wear shoes
appropriate for hiking. Tools provided. Contact Ka-ren Berkley
(850) 570-5740 [email protected] or Eric Mason (850) 509-5746
Oct. 10 Sat. M/L FTA Board Meeting. 8 am-5 pm in Tampa. Observe
the governing process of our organization. FTA mem-bers only.
Contact FTA Office for details: 1-877-445-3352
Oct. 13 Tue. P/L Chapter Meeting: “Brendan Biggs: Trekking in
the Solo Khumbu.”
Oct. 17 Sat. P/M Apalachicola National Forest-East Trail Care.
Clearing brush, lopping limbs and repainting blazes. Lim-it: 10
people. Contact Richard Graham (850) 878-3616
Oct. 17 Sat. P/L Junior Trail Trekkers “Mini-Naturalists in the
Making.” This family and child friendly hike will give your little
naturalists a chance to try out their interpretive skills! As we
hike the lush trails of City of Tallahassee’s Elinor Klapp-Phipps
Park, each child will have the chance to point out something they
like or notice and the group will stop to hear what they have to
share. This is a great opportunity to boost children’s
self-confidence and allow them to hear what others have to share.
All ages welcome; parent or guardian required to accompany child.
Trail is not stroller suitable – baby wearing is encouraged.
Leisurely (L) = 1-2 mph walking pace (Ex.: 10/24) Moderate (M) =
2-3 mph walking pace (Ex.: 10/25) Strenuous (S) = 3-4+ mph walking
pace (Ex.: 10/5)
Your membership in the Florida Trail Association helps make our
activities open and accessible to everyone. If you are a member,
thank you! If you are not a member, please consider making a
donation to the FTA at outings you attend. Give your donation to
the hike leader. Or join the FTA today:
Meet at 10 a.m. Limit: 10 families. Contact Ashley Hopkins (850)
339-3488 [email protected]
Oct. 17 Sat. M/L FTA Chapter Council Meeting. Council members
from chapters around the state discuss issues com-mon to us all.
FTA members only. For meeting place and time contact Howard Pardue
[email protected] (850) 567-2078.
Oct. 18 Sun. P/M-S St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Hike. This
series of hikes is designed primarily for hikers who would like to
increase their endurance on the trail. We will start with an 8-mi.
hike and gradually increase to 12-14 mi. by the end of winter. We
will hike over flat ground and maintain a relatively brisk pace.
Bring water and trail snacks for several hours. This activity is
appropriate for anyone wishing to train for a pack hike or power
walking a half marathon race. Bring your pack loaded with 50-60%
final load. Contact Dawn Brown (850) 545-0351
Oct. 22-26 Thur.-Mon. P/S 40-Mile Appala-chian Trail Section
Hike. Hike 40.2 mi., from Dick's Creek Gap/US 76 (Hiawassee, GA) to
Winding Stair Gap/US 64 (Franklin, NC). We will leave Tallahassee
at 8:00 a.m. on Thurs-day, Oct. 22nd and arrive in Hiawassee about
3 p.m., where we plan to spend the first night at Top of Georgia
Hostel (http://www.topofgeorgiahostel.com). The final day, Monday,
Oct. 26th we will end sometime dur-ing the day and head back to
Tallahassee. Details and miles hiked each day and
shel-ters/campsites for each evening will be deter-mined the week
before the hike by those who sign up. Limit: 10 people. Contact
John Laney (850) 879-0168 [email protected]
Oct. 24 Sat. P/M Bear Creek Forest Decennial Celebration. Join
the Florida Forest Service at the 10 year anniversary cele-bration
of Bear Creek Forest Educational Center starting at 9 a.m. Details:
MailoutVersion_082115_CPE_TTGedits.pdf Dress for the weather, wear
sturdy shoes, and bring what you need for a walk in the woods. FTA
members will host an information table and lead one or more guided
hikes. If you need more information about the event, contact Howard
Pardue [email protected] (850) 567-2078 or Tom Gilpin of the
Florida Forest Service at (850) 627-9064.
Oct. 24 Sat. P/L “Birds and Brunch” Fun Hike. Gather at sunrise
(8 a.m.) to observe migrating birds in tranquil Lake Es-ther at San
Luis City Park located at 1313 San Luis Road in Tal-lahassee. Then
we will take a leisurely 2-3 mi. hike on the park trails. Following
the hike we’ll enjoy a scrumptious brunch at Woodchuck’s Café!
Limit: 14 people. Contact Melanie Knapp (850) 339-8830
Oct. 25 Sun. P/M Miccosukee Greenway “A Walk on the Mile(s)
Side!” Choose to walk 7 mi., 10 mi. or the entire 14 mi. of the
Miccosukee Greenway: Crump Trailhead to Fleischman Trailhead and
back. If you want to stop earlier along the route, you can make
your own arrangements to get off at the Thornton, Edenfield or
Fleischman TH by leaving a car there. Bring water and snacks and
dress for the elements. Bathrooms are at Crump, Thornton, and
Edenfield THs. This is not a race--it’s all about meeting your
personal goal. Get clearance from your
medical advisor, invest in good shoes, and do lots of pre-event
training. Meet at the Crump Rd. TH (across the street from the
residence at 4955 Crump Road) at 9:30 a.m. Limit: 25 people.
Contact Dawn Griffin (850) 509-6103 [email protected] or Lou-is
Brooks (850) 383-0724 [email protected]
Oct. 27 Tue. M/L FTA Activity Leader Planning Meeting.
Scheduling for January-March 2016 activities. Meet at Milano’s
Pizzeria (Tharpe and MLK). Please come at 5:30 p.m. to order dinner
so we can start planning at 6:00 sharp. Contact Dawn
Griffin (850) 509-6103 [email protected]
Nov. 1 Sun. P/M-S St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Hike. See
Oct. 18 for full description.
Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Mon. P/S Monday Brisk Walks. See Oct.
5 for full description. Nov. 4 & 18 Wed. P/S Wednesday Brisk
Walks. See Oct. 7 for full description.
Nov. 7 Sat. P/M Apalachicola National Forest-East Trail Care.
See Oct. 17 for full description.
Nov. 7 Sat. P/M Torreya State Park Trail Care. Clip off
encroaching vegetation and remove fallen limbs from the Torreya
Chal-lenge Trail. Terrain is hilly. Bring loppers if you have them,
along with water and lunch. We will meet at 7:30 a.m. in
Tallahassee for carpooling. Contact Jerry Herting (850) 878-3426 or
Bob Gilley (850) 557-1536
Nov. 8 Sun. P/M-S St. Marks National Wild-life Refuge Hike. See
Oct. 18 for full des- cription.
Nov. 10 Tue. P/L Chapter Meeting: “Hiking the Camino de
Nov. 13–15 Fri.-Sun. P/M Canoeing and Camping at Blackwater
State Forest, Milton FL. What better way to enjoy the cool, crisp
November weather than to camp in Blackwater State Park and paddle
local streams. We’ll paddle Coldwater Creek, Blackwater River and
Juniper Creek. You must supply your own equipment. Limit: 12 boats.
Contact Gary Sisco (850) 545-4776 [email protected] or Gwen Beatty
(850) 539-6027 [email protected]
Nov. 14 Sat. P/S Aucilla River Trail Care. Clear trail and
repaint blazes on a segment of the FNST from Walker Bridge to Lost
Dog Rapids. Limit: 6 people. Contact James Kimbrel (850) 524-0773
Nov. 15 Sun. P/M Apalachicola National Forest–West Trail Care.
See Oct. 4 for full description.
Nov. 21 Sat. P/L Junior Trail Trekkers “Introduction to the
Native Apalachee Tribe and Trail Nature Weaving.” You and your
little hikers will have the chance to learn more about the
Apalachee Chapter’s namesake tribe as we explore the trails of the
Lake Jackson Mound Archeological Site. This hike will include a
“nature weaving” trail activity in which the children will make
weavings using natural objects found along the trail. All ages
welcome; parent or guardian required to accompany child. Trail is
not stroller suitable; baby wearing is encouraged. $3/car fee.
Limit: 10 families. Contact Ashley Hopkins (850) 339-3488
Nov. 21 Sat. P/M-S Seek and Destroy Invasive Plants! At Phipps
Park in Tallahassee. See Oct. 10 for rest of description. Nov. 22
Sun. P/M Circle the Lake Fun Hike. Four-mile hike
WANDERINGS from the desk of Dawn Brown CHAPTER CHAIR
Well, it’s August as I am writing this in Colorado. I was home
to Florida a few weeks ago and tried to do some trail maintenance
at Phipps Parks. I got chased in every day by heat advisories
starting at 11:00 a.m. When the heat didn’t get me, the bugs and
thunderstorms did. BUT...by the time you read this our season will
have begun to change. The days will be a little shorter. The light
will be a little clearer as the humidity goes down. Just maybe
we’ll be able to cut the AC for a few hours, open the windows and
awaken to the feeling of fresh air in the morning. FALL IS ON THE
WAY AND WITH IT I HOPE EVERYONE”S
THOUGHTS ARE TURNING TO THE FALL HIKING SEASON.
We’ve got some great opportunities this fall. The FTA Trail
Skills Training Weekend will be held Sept 25-27 at Camp LaNoChe in
Paisley, FL. It’s a great opportunity for both individuals new to
trail maintenance and seasoned maintainers. Howard Pardue and I
attended last year and we both found we learned new ways of doing
things. [ Editor’s note: This event is now full. To get on the
standby list, email [email protected] ]
Looking over our chapter’s calendar of activities for the fall I
see some really new and creative activities on the list as well as
some old favorites. Thanks to all you Activity Leaders and
especially our Activity Coordinator, Dawn Griffin, for being so
creative. I hope each of you will take the opportunity to
participate as often as possible. Try something new that you
haven’t tried before. There are lots of options available. We’ve
also got a couple of super meeting programs scheduled. Thanks Liz,
for doing such a great job.
Also at the statewide level I understand the Big O will happen
again this year. That’s a supported hike on the north half of Lake
Okeechobee. It’s about 60-70 miles over 6 days (Nov. 22-27). I’ve
wanted to do this for a number of years, but never have; so perhaps
we could get a group together from our chapter to attend. There is
a listing of volunteer opportunities from every sec-tion of the
chapter has been asked to host at least one weekend work party.
Again, if you’d like to see a different part of the Trail this is a
great way to do it, while helping another chapter with it’s
completely around Piney Z Lake (including the canopy bridge) in
Lafayette Heritage Trail Park. Meet at 10 a.m. near the re-strooms
by the parking lot at the Park (4900 Heritage Blvd, Tal-lahassee).
Contact Wendy Dial (941) 320-8470 [email protected] com
Nov. 22-27 Sun.-Fri. P/M 24th Annual Big “O” Hike. Day hikes on
the FNST along the north end of Lake Okeechobee. About 60-70 miles
total: 1st two days about 8 mi. ea., longest day 13 mi., other days
somewhere in between. Camping at the Okeechobee KOA. More details
at http://www.loxfltrail.org/bigO.html and at
http://www.meetup.com/Florida-Trail-A s s o c i a t i o n - L o x a
h a t c h e e - C h a p t e r - P B C o u n t y /events/223377394
Contact: Roy Moore (561) 422-2189.
Nov. 28 Sat. P/M Fern to Food Fun Hike. 5-mi. walk from
Panera-Publix parking lot (101 N. Blairstone Rd., Tallahassee)
through woods, along canal to Tom Brown Park and back. After the
hike, lunch at Panera is an option. Be at parking lot ready to hike
at 10:00 a.m. Contact Wendy Dial (941) 320-8470 wbdial
Dec. 2, 9, 16 & 30 Wed. P/S Wednesday Brisk Walks. See Oct.
7 for full description.
Dec. 5 Sat. P/M Torreya State Park Trail Care. Clip off
encroaching vegetation and remove fallen limbs from the
Torreya/River Bluff Trail. See Nov. 7 for rest of description.
Dec. 5 Sat. P/M “’Tween Two Lakes” Fun Hike. Walk through J. R.
Alford Greenway to the Alford Arm of Lake Lafayette then, after a
break, walk to view Piney Z Lake from the canopy bridge, then
return--hiking a total of about 4-5 miles. Be at the J.R. Alford
Greenway parking lot at the end of Pedrick Road in Tallahassee
ready to hike at 10:00 a.m. Contact Wen-dy Dial (941) 320-8470
Dec 7, 14, 21 & 28 Mon. P/S Monday Brisk Walks. See Oct. 5
for full description.
Dec. 8 Tue. P/L Apalachee Chapter Holiday Party &
Dec. 13 Sun. P/M Apalachicola National Forest–West Trail Care.
See Oct. 4 for full description.
Dec. 19 Sat. P/L Junior Trail Trekkers “Winter Solstice Nature
Clay Impressions.” Celebrate the last weekend of fall and the
coming of winter with this solstice-themed hike at Phipps Park.
Children will collect textured natural objects, and clay will be
provided for them to make nature impressions. Each child can then
take their clay impressions home to bake. The impressions make for
great ornaments or gift tags for presents! All ages welcome; parent
or guardian required to accompany child. Trail is not stroller
suitable; baby wearing is encouraged. Limit: 10 families. Contact
Ashley Hopkins (850)339-3488 [email protected]
Dec. 19 Sat. P/M-S Seek and Destroy Invasive Plants! At
Lafayette Heritage Park in Tallahassee. See Oct. 10 for rest of
Dec. 20 Sun. P/L Day Hike at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge.
Hike a 7-9 mile section of the levees and old roads dissecting the
SMNWR, including a segment of the FNST overlooking magnificent
waterway vistas with abundant wildlife. We will enjoy a late lunch
at a local restaurant after the hike. Contact Gary Sisco (850)
545-4776 [email protected] or Gwen Beatty (850) 539-6027
Dec. 26 Sat. P/L Annual Phipps Park Holiday Hike. Feeling a
little lethargic after too many holiday celebrations? Let’s get
outside and play! This hike is a leisurely all day hike at
Tallahassee’s Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park. Entire loop is 7 miles.
There are several bail-out points for those who want a shorter
hike. Bring fluids and trail snacks for the day and lunch for a
mid-way break at the Oak Hammock. Families and pets (on leash)
welcome. Contact Dawn Brown (850) 545-0351 dbrown
Go GREEN, save our Chapter MONEY, and get a COLOR COPY of THE
BLAZE with EXTRA PAGES. You can opt into receiving ‘The Blaze’ by
email as a PDF (in color) and opt out of receiving a
black-and-white copy by mail. Each member who does so saves the
Chapter about $2.40 per year. Currently, 130 members are saving us
about $312 !!
If you would like to receive the newsletter via email, contact
Linda Patton at [email protected] THANK YOU !!
YOU ARE NEEDED.....VOLUNTEER NOW!!
Help Wanted: SECTION LEADER for the Aucilla River Section of the
FNST. This is a very scenic and culturally significant section of
the Florida National Scenic Trail. There are active Trailmasters
for all segments of the Section. To learn more, contact Trail
Coordinator, Richard Graham: (850) 878-3616
Help Wanted: TRAILMASTERS for the Apalachicola National
Forest-West Section of the FNST. There are about 32 miles within
this section requiring lopping and inspection for problems before
mowing is done. Pick a section from 2 to 5 miles (or more) long. To
learn more, contact Section Leader, Al Ingle: (850) 509-1162
Help Wanted: NEWSLETTER EDITOR for The Blaze. Requires knowledge
of appropriate software equivalent to Adobe InDesign or Microsoft
Office Publisher. Requires 15-20 hours of work four times per year.
This includes collection of content (activities, articles,
membership data, changes in volunteer responsibilities, etc.),
formatting, creating extra content for electronic version,
converting to pdf, purchasing stamps and seals, interfacing with
DQP print shop, getting copies mailed (folding; affixing stamps,
seals, and address labels; taking to post office), and emailing the
electronic version. To learn more, contact interim editor, Linda
Patton: (850) 668-4334 [email protected]
YES, YOU CAN RECYCLE THAT!!
by Linda Patton AS A FUNDRAISER FOR FTA’s 50th ANNIVERSARY
coming up in 2016, the Apalachee Chapter is starting a recycling
project... and you and your family/friends/club can participate in
Terracyle is a highly-awarded, international up-cycling and
re-cycling company that collects difficult-to-recycle packaging and
products that would otherwise be destined for landfills, and
repurposes the material into affordable, innovative products. Since
2007, the company has kept more than 2.5 billion pieces of trash
out of the landfill and paid more than $7 million to charity. Their
industry partners provide pre-paid shipping labels for the items to
be shipped from us to Terracyle. Then two cents per item (or one
cent per food wrapper) is paid by Terracycle to the non-profit we
have designated: THE FLORIDA TRAIL ASSOCIATION.
We are signed up to collect/recycle in four categories: beauty
care packaging, plastic tape dispensers & cores, Clif brand
packaging (or any foil-lined food bar wrappers), and oral care
packaging. If you’d like to take part in this fundraiser, please
collect each category in a separate zip-top bag. Whenever you have
a full bag (or want to get it off your hands), bring it to a
chapter meeting or contact me (850-668-4334 or [email protected] fsu.edu)
and I’ll arrange to pick it up off your porch or at some other
mutually agreeable place. Here are complete descriptions of the
products you can collect in each category:
1. Beauty care: shampoo or conditioner bottles/caps, hair gel
tubes/caps, pump hair spray bottles/cans, hair paste plastic
jars/caps, lip balm tubes, soap dispensers/tubes, lotion
dispensers/bottles/tubes, shaving foam tubes, lipstick cases, lip
liner pencils, lip gloss tubes, mascara tubes, eye shadow cases,
eyeliner cases/pencils, bronzer cases, foundation
bottles/packaging, powder cases, concealer tubes/sticks. NOTE: no
2. Plastic tape dispensers and cores: Scotch 3M or other
3. Clif/food bar packaging: all Clif Bar product packaging
(Clif, Luna, MOJO, Builders, Crunch, Kid Z-Bars, Kid Z-Fruit, Shot
Bloks, Shot Gels, Shot Drinks, Organic Energy Food), and all
foil-lined wrappers from any brand of energy bar or granola bar or
protein bar or meal replacement bar or diet bar.
4. Oral care: toothbrush and toothpaste outer packaging;
toothpaste tubes/caps, toothbrushes, floss containers, NOTE: no
electronic brushes or parts.
Q: Do I need to clean the waste before I send it in? A: No, you
do not need to clean the waste. However, please remove as much of
the remaining product as possible.
6 Dawn Brown Chair, Apalachee Chapter, FTA 14219 Otter Run Road
Tallahassee, FL 32312