Working in foliage and sleeping under the stars

October 31, 2019 | Conservation

A total of 37 young adults worked and camped through a chilly October to complete vital projects around the state. Here are just a few of their accomplishments from this fall:

  • 1,516 trees planted
  • 1 acre of invasive plant species removed
  • 4.75 miles of trail maintained/constructed
  • 164 feet of puncheon installed
  • 3 privies constructed

TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE

Not one, but two crews worked at Waterbury Reservoir this fall!

If you find yourself using a backcountry composting toilet, think of the hard working young people who put it there. They transported materials across the reservoir, commuted to work by canoe each day, and built two toilets at remote campsites so you can poop in comfort! Thanks AmeriCorps5!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’ll also remember these two crews when you’re warming yourself besides the fire at Little River State Park
campground. They built an enormous woodshed to keep that crackling wood dry! Thanks AmeriCorps 2 and 5!

 

LOOKING FOR A NEW TRAIL TO SHRED THIS FALL?

The AmeriCorps6 Crew has got you covered!

They carved out almost a full mile of new mountain bike trail at Lake St. Catherine State Park in Poultney.

Happy shredding!

 

PLAN TO GO SEE ONE OF VERMONT’S TALLEST WATERFALLS?

No need to worry about getting your feet wet on the trail near Thundering Brook Falls in Killington! AmeriCorps1 Crew built over 30 feet of new puncheon so you can comfortably visit the magnificent falls.