After several weeks of NPS training in Exotic Plant ManageWment and Chainsaw, the Oldtown crew is finally in the field! We have started at Lock 74 towards the western end of the park. The locks are filled with vegetation, to the point where you can't even see in them. Our team has cleared 3 locks in the past week! We are working hard and love to be able to see the progress we've made at the end of each day. We have a ton of support through the C&O Canal National Historical Park Staff and feel really good about our work. Can't get much better than this!
Oldtown has proven to be a righteous little town in western MD. We've met just about everyone there, including some of the Cressap family relatives. Everyone is excited to see us living in such a historical house and bringing it back to life. It's so comforting to know that the locals like our presence!
Here are some pictures from over the past couple of weeks. Some are training, some are work, and some are just for fun :) Enjoy!