Date(s) - 09/04/2019
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Attend any TWO of these annual GSA Certification tours, and receive the special designation and pin. If you are earning your certification with this you – please let Kelly know in advance! If you received your pin – you can still join us for this tour.
Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Start Time: 9:30am
Meeting Location: WMNF Gateway Center – This is within the White Mountain Attraction’s Welcome Center off Exit 32.
Hours requirements: none – all GSAs are welcome to attend
GSA’s are invited to the annual tour of the White Mountain National Forest tour on Wednesday, September 4! This is your chance to learn more about what the National Forest is and what it has to offer. Join us and hear from the staff who help to manage this public land.
This year, we plan to explore the Androscoggin region.
Whether you are staffing a welcome center along Rt. 93, the airport welcome center, or a chamber in downtown Manchester, everyone will learn something they didn’t know before. So sign up and look forward to a fun day on the White Mountain National Forest and get your White Mountain National Forest Certification!
The tour will begin at White Mountain Attractions/White Mountain Visitor Center in Lincoln, NH (exit 32) with a brief overview, information about how the recreation pass funds are used, volunteer opportunities and a tour of the interpretive center.
We will then travel to the Androscoggin Ranger Station in Gorham (through Franconia Notch, Route 3, 115, 2). Next we will travel down to Dolly Copp Campground, Gorham for a picnic lunch where we will hear about their major renovations, ProSports, the camping concessionaire, timber sales, snow ranger…
The tour will end at Dolly Copp about 2:30-3pm allowing you time to explore the forest on your own as you make your way back.
Plan to pack a picnic lunch and wear comfortable walking shoes for the trip. Carpooling is encouraged!