Students are driving cross-country to Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane, VA to do trail restoration through the America Hiking Society. The trails need a lot of work due to winter impact and erosion. They’ll be clearing trails of debris, maintaining trail corridors, removing water bars and relocating some trails. Participants will also assist with the creation of a new nature trail in a newly constructed picnic area. They are excited to help maintain the natural beauty of state parks and to enjoy the outdoors!
This ASB group is traveling to Milnesand Prairies, New Mexico to assist in preserving the ever-shrinking grasslands of the Southwest. They’ll help to take surveys of an endangered species, the Lesser Prairie Chicken, and work to sustain its environment in New Mexico. After a few days in Milnesand, they’ll continue on to Roswell, New Mexico to work at Bitter Lakes National Park by helping them remove an invasive species which is terrorizing the natural vegetation in the area.
Slick Rock, CO
Trip participants are traveling to the Southwest corner of Colorado to work with the San Juan Mountain Association and Bureau of Land Management on various environmental projects. Some of the projects include GPS logging of tamarisk plants that deplete water from the wild horses drinking supply and cleaning up and defining specific hiking and walking trails for two National Parks.
ASB participants traveling to Tuscaloosa will work with disaster relief. In order to beautify and restore the environment that was devastated in last year’s tornado, they will be doing debris removal though Project Blessing and tree planting through the organization Trees for Alabama.