Last month, we shared some of the great conservation work SCA members completed at green spaces across the country during the summer season. So much was accomplished that we have even more to share this month. Here are four additional snapshots of what SCA members were up to!
Not all conservation work is project-based! In Alaska, backcountry interns at Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve provided general help as well as assisting visitors with trip planning information and backcountry orientations.
The PA Outdoor Corps ASLi Crew (American Sign Language inclusion crew – deaf/hard of hearing crew) completed a firewood shelter for Laurel Hill State Park. It has a retractable roof so the park can back up the dump truck full of firewood and dump it towards the back and close the roof to keep it dry. The crew camped for six weeks over the summer at Laurel Hill State Park.
3. Adirondacks, New York
In partnership with the DEC, the SCA Adirondack Corps worked in the Siamese Ponds Wilderness on the Botheration Pond Loop Trail to replace a dilapidated bridge with a 35′ new construction bridge using imported materials. The SCA Adirondack Corps received invaluable support from DEC Partners and Interns as well as SCA Natural Resource Stewards.
4. Washington, DC
Over in the nation’s capital, the Rock Creek Park Youth Crew made several improvements along the Clifton Hill Walk Trail at Dumbarton Oaks Park that included construction of a new bog bridge.