#SeattleTrails December 2017 Project


Just because it’s snowing across the country and winter is here, doesn’t mean SCA interns and volunteers have hung up their tools and put away their hard hats for the season. SCA is still busy building trails with Seattle Parks & Recreation and the Seattle Trails Alliance.

Members of Seattle’s Conservation Leadership Corps program came together this past weekend to re route a trail in Cheasty Greenspace, a well-loved neighborhood park in south Seattle.

A crew of 15 high school students applied their math skills to a real world problem, and installed six “check steps” which slowed water flowing down the trail and served as steps for trail users. In addition to putting in the new check steps, crew members also removed blackberry and ivy. Check out the project for yourself below:

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