1. Invasive Species Removal
The crew hand-clipped and bundled very large sections of Phragmites Australis in a wetland by the side of Highway 86 in Raybrook. They moved up the highway to Cherry Patch Ponds to attack the same plant. Seed heads were cut off mature plants and placed in bags for the dump. A site of purple loosestrife on Highway 30 in Tupper Lake was also pulled.
2. Tennant Creek Snowmobile Bridge Repair
For this project, our team went to the southern part of the park, near the town of Hope. We performed a construction of rocks to stabilize the foundation of a three-stringer bridge, and to help stop erosion of the river banks. Our crew used the grip-hoist to move rocks from out of the river bed and placed them under the bridge. We utilized a high-line and direct pull system with two grip hoists. We placed them by using a three-tier system. Larger rocks were set on the bottom layer; smaller ones in the higher tiers and even smaller rocks were used to support the bridge from underneath. Gaps in the rocks were filled in with other materials and small rocks for stability.
3. St. Regis Canoe Area, Various Projects
A reporter, Mike Lynch from the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, came to visit the crew and conduct an interview, as work continued on the campsite restoration and rehab.
4. Santanoni Historic Preserve, Various Projects
We spent a lot of the week lopping and brushing trails at various sites within the preserve. While doing this we also took some time to set up a new pit privy and path to it as well as installing numerous foot trail signs. We spent the end of the hitch re-aligning and leveling the Henderson lean-to.