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Trail maintained
by Adopt-A-Trail
volunteers:
297
miles
Total trail miles:
392
Built by OTA:
49.5
THE OZARK TRAIL
BY THE NUMBERS
Volunteer hours in 2013:
8,428
Down 23% from 2012
Total hours to date:
80,272
Volunteers in 2013:
764
Down 31% from 2012
Total volunteers:
8,863
Events in 2013:
86
*
Down
9%
from 2012
Adopt-A-Trail hours in 2013:
1,825
Down
27%
from 2012
Members in 2013:
921
Up
11
%
from 2012
Grant and other funding
received in 2013:
$
72,000
Down
64%
from 2012
West Fork of the Black River near Sutton Bluff, on the Karkaghne section.
Back Cover Photo: Operating a sawmill in 1938, Faulk Tract of the Clark National For-
est, near Bunker, MO (Photo courtesy of the Forest History Society, Durham NC)
* Events are logged OTA-organized outings
Sept. 28
Mega
Event: 181
volunteers,
a $10,000
grant check
from REI,
to the OTA,
a $2.2 mil-
lion check
for OTA volunteer time to the USFS and the national
President’s Volunteer Service Award
for 27 dedicated
OTA volunteers.
Anniversary Celebration, Current River
State Park: the day included meals, a
hike, remarks by OTA leaders and cake.
10
TH ANNIVERSARY
Fall Kick-off on the Courtois section in-
cluded certified sawyers bucking fallen
trees, tread repair, plus food and fun.
FALL KICK-OFF
FALL MEGA EVENT
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2013 was characterized by wonderful
accomplishments and a few frustrations.
Our volunteers soldiered on in the face of
some tough weather. The Spring Mega saw
24 hours of rain preceding the event yet 97
volunteers still worked the muddy hillside.
Unfortunately, poor weather throughout
the year cost the OTA well over 1,000 hours
of volunteer time on the construction,
maintenance and Adopt-a-Trail fronts.