The 2022 Voyageurs Alumni Team, made up of 1 leader and 4 members, will spend 9 weeks improving back country trails in Voyageurs National Park.
This team’s project involves rehabilitation of the Locator and Shoepack Lake trail systems. Work includes removing blown down trees and encroaching vegetation to reopen the trail corridor, installing sections of raised trails, wood board walk, waterbars, and tread surface, constructing rock cairns and installing signs.
This crew will be camping for the duration of their time on site. Team will be boated to campsites that may not have amenities like running water, electricity, or cell service. The team will either hike or canoe to their work sites daily. The crew will begin their season at Wooden Frog Campground, which has potable water and toilet facilities.
The team requires at least one member or the leader to have chainsaw certifications.
Team member benefits:
- $325/week living allowance
- One-time travel allowance ($650)
- Housing (campsite) and field-based meals
- Uniform stipend of $200
- Team members who complete 300 hours are eligible for $1,374 AmeriCorps Education Award
Please note that all allowances are subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes.
The COVID-19 pandemic has required SCA to implement safety protocols and policies to help our teams manage the risks associated with the pandemic. Click here to review SCA’s COVID guidelines.
All SCA program participants are required to be fully vaccinated. Full vaccination is defined as having received a booster shot six months after the Pfizer and Moderna primary series and two months after the Johnson & Johnson primary series.
Voyageurs National Park lies within the heart of the North American Continent. Here you can see and touch rocks half as old as the world, experience the life of a voyageur, immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of a boreal forest, view the dark skies, or ply the interconnected water routes.
Voyageurs National Park is located along the border of the United States and Canada. One of the distinctive features in the park is a location along the U.S.; Canadian border were you can look south into Canada. Voyageurs is a water-based park which is part of the historic route that the voyageurs used during the fur trade era. The scenery in the park is outstanding and there is many opportunities to view a variety of wildlife such as loons, black bears, and wolves.
At least one person will need chainsaw certification