SCA Cleveland Metroparks Trail Corps


Last Week of the Season

 Welcome to our trail crew – SCA Trail Corps Gabrielle, Miranda, Chad, Ryan, and Alexis. Follow our summer journey as we build mountain bike trails with the Cleveland Metroparks! If you want to get to know us a little better take a look back at our first Welcome Blog and you will find bios about each one of us as well as a little more history on the Cleveland Metroparks! You can continue to follow our crew and our adventures through August 15th 2014. 

In our last week of this SCA internship we worked in rerouting a segment of a trail. In a short amount of time we were able to almost reroute about 250 feet of trail and put some drains in the old existing trail. This week, we returned to doing what we started doing when we first got here: digging dirt. It was both challenging and fun. It reminded us of the work we did in the first weeks of summer. The weather also decided to play on us, unexpected rains accompanied us in the last days of work, and more than one of us got soaked.

We also had a chance to serve some community outreach hours by setting up a both at the first ever Clevleand Metroparks Hosted Event – Beer at the Pier. Over 30 mircrobreweries came together along with several outdoor based vendors and community groups including CAMBA (mountain bike association for Northeast Ohio) to raise over $25,000 for the trails! We had a wonderful day sharing a both with the Come Out and Play Cleveland Metroparks Booth. As well as a small adventure to Southeast Ohio to spend the day canoeing and eplore a Rock Bridge! 

After three month we dare to say we have successfully completed our internship working for the Cleveland Metroparks. We have learning many life lasting skills; from using shovels and picks, to using circular saws and electric drills. We started the internship cutting branches and digging dirt, then transitioned to carpentry work, and finished by rerouting trails. This internship was a once in a lifetime adventure that we will be telling others our remaining lifetime. Thank you for reading our blogs and have a good end of the summer! Thank you to all who helped this internship to be possible, and who knows, we might be writing blogs again in a near future!

Thank you for following our blog this season – it has been an honor to work with the Cleveland Metroparks and have an amzing summer experience! 

Student Conservation Association