||04-16-2013 09:12 AM
Uwharrie National Forest, NC
I'm posting here to try and raise some awareness and get the word out about Uwharrie. Earlier this year before the trails opened again for the season at one of the monthly work days the FS got orders from the Atlanta office to shut down part of Rocky Mountian Loop. The section that was shut down contained one of the main attraction of the forest, Kodak Rock. From what the FS says it is only TEMPORARY. We've all heard that before. This happening has really brought it to our(FOU, users of the forest) attention that we need to change what was going on. What is needed now is help, whether is is sending a donation to FOU (info about FOU below) or coming out to the workdays. We dont want another Tellico on our hands.
Info about FOU here
and cross post from NC4X4
Originally Posted by JC, post: 1111573, member: 956
Friends Of Uwharrie is a non-profit organization that is YOUR outdoor recreation advocate in Uwharrie National Forest. Right now our focus is working with the Forest Service to maintain and improve the OHV trails! Several of our NC4x4 members serve on the board of directors for FOU on a volunteer basis, no directors recieve any pay. 100% of your donations go toward FOU's mission!
FOU is in need of funds to service the backhoe/loader and 5 ton dump truck that were donated to us by the Southern Four Wheel Drive Association. While we have donations of some filters and fluids, we also need several parts that are OEM/dealer only.
FOU is also in need of donations for the general fund. We have several expenses that we ned to pay for such as professional fees, insurance for the equipment, 501c3 application costs, PO box, etc.
Please consider making a donation, 100% of which will go directly to improving your OHV experience in Uwharrie National Forest!
Each donator of $25 or more will recieve a 3"x5" Friends Of Uwharrie sticker.
Donations can be made online at Home
or you can mail your donation to:
Friends Of Uwharrie
PO Box 8966
Greensboro, NC 27419
Link to the Next workday if anybody is interested in coming out Click Here
Thanks to anyone who donates, or helps out at the workdays. Just remember to spread the word, we are trying to do this as a team effort to show that we care about Uwharrie and dont want it taken away.