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Customs and Traditions

The customs of Friends of Tunk are an oral tradition of which this web-page is only a representation.
We are a volunteer group of concerned citizens, dedicated to protecting the Tunk Stream Watershed by promoting sustainable recreation and outdoor education.
We practice the consensus council ceremony of the feather and the circle, once a year around winter solstice.
Membership is by annual participation in council, volunteering time, and financial donation. Children are always welcome at our events and activities.
We keep a logbook, like those found in Appalachian Trail shelters of our efforts.
As the eyes and ears of the river our volunteers go walkabout to monitor the environmental health of the watershed, document their findings, and track the response of the proper authorities.
On the third weekend of each month we hold an informal hiking and/or paddling recreational event. We have the same hike or paddle during the same month annually. These events are rain or shine, at your own risk, and open to the public. Anyone may come for part or stay for all of the activity.
These customs can be changed by consensus of the council, with the changes taking effect the following year.