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Greetings, Dear Readers, from the Daniel Boone National Forest Trail and Invasive Species Management Crew! We are currently stationed at Koomer Ridge Campground, located in the heart of the beautiful Red River Gorge. Our first project this season is rehabilitating the popular Bison Way Trail, an entryway to the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail.

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The 2013 Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie Wilderness Ranger Corps has come to its conclusion. After meeting with the Forest Service we can confidently say that it was an extremely successful season. We Hiked over 500 miles on 57 trails (and hundreds more off-trail) inventorying eight Wilderness areas and assessing 819 campsites. We met all of our goals regarding conservation, stewardship, leadership and service. We also had tons of fun.

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Our last hitch as the 2013 Wilderness Ranger Corps began with a grim forecast: rain and more rain. Despite the rain, we were excited to be heading back to the gorgeous Mt. Baker area to finish up some trails we could not get to on our last visit. The town of Glacier has plenty to offer cold and wet hikers and we knew that whatever the trail would throw at us, there was always the coffee shop waiting to bring us back to life with tea and hot chocolate.

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Hitch Five took us to the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest. We camped out near the town of Chelan before taking a three-hour ferry ride up the lake to Stehekin, a tiny town that lacks cell phone and internet reception, but makes up for it with a delightful bakery. We were picked up by two park rangers, Doug and Andy who took us to the bakery before dropping us at our respective trailheads.

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With less than two months remaining, the CWPP team has recently completed Brunswick and New Hanover counties! Brunswick is west of Wilmington, near the southeastern edge of the state where it meets the South Carolina border. The Brunswick county CWPP meetings were completed primarily by team members Ada and Jake, with the help from the entire group for the Shallotte, Ocean Isle Beach, and Shallotte Point fire districts, and the help of Meghan for Calabash and Southport.

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Your child is about to embark on a life-changing experience, where they will have the opportunity to meet new friends, explore potential careers, gain leadership skills, and accomplish hands-on conservation work that will have a lasting impact on the planet.