|Take a Hike on the Beach|
We have so many amazing volunteers who help us during the
peak trail work season in the White Mountains from April to October, but
somehow, that is still not a long enough season for volunteering on trails.
No, we have seen a spike in interest in
off-season volunteer vacations among our adult volunteers with the US Virgin
Island and Southern California PCT Crews – which we are running again in Winter
Therefore, we decided that we
should continue this excellent trend by heading to sunny Florida to work on the
Florida National Scenic Trail.
The Florida Trail is a sister national scenic trail to our
own Appalachian Trail. We’ll take the
estimable skills and experience our volunteers have from working in New England
down south where we’ll no doubt learn some new trail skills!
|The Thompson House|
From January 17-24, 2015, we are going to stay at the FTA’s
Volunteer Base, Thompson House near Crawfordville, Florida. Out of
these cushy confines, we’ll head to the trail each day in the St. Mark’s
National Wildlife Refuge area where we will work on basic maintenance and maybe
some larger infrastructure construction projects as well. Working on the Florida Trail will mean we get
to experience marsh ecosystems and maybe see some American Alligators and countless
different bird species.
|Sunset on the Florida Trail|
So join us for this new opportunity, and enjoy some warmer
climes in the winter too!
For more information on our Volunteer Vacations, check out
our Trails Blog with some great stories from our 2014 excursions: http://trailsblog.outdoors.org/
And contact me, Brendan Taylor, North Country Trails
Volunteer Supervisor, at email@example.com
for more details about the project or to register
Hope to see you on the trails!