|Sunset in Costa Rica (photo by Nat Scrimshaw)|
We have so many amazing volunteers who help us during the
peak trail work season in the White Mountains, 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 2015! Therefore, we decided that we should continue
this excellent trend embarking on our first truly international Volunteer
Vacation by heading to Costa Rica from April 4-11, 2015!
|Sendero Pacific (Pacific Slope Trail)|
Sendero Pacifico (Pacific Slope Trail) project combines recreation, conservation and
sustainable community development. It envisions
a network of trails, huts, protected forest, and sustainable farms and
communities between the Monteverde cloud forest and mangrove forests in the
Gulf of Nicoya. While there is a primary route, the Sendero Pacifico is a trail
system with various hiking options rather than a single long trail. Trail
sections connect a network of small towns and each community develops and
maintains its own trail and hut system. We will be working in one of these
communities, San Luis de Monteverde.
AND THE WORK:
runs for eight days, with two travel days, one free day, and five work days.
Project-related training will be provided by an AMC Volunteer Trails Program
Crew Leader, under direction of volunteers from the ADISL. This program is open
to all over the age of 18.
Volunteers stay at the
Albergue Amapala (a hiking hut) and hike to work locations along the trail.
Travel may involve up to an hour hike in from the trailhead and carrying heavy
loads of 20 to 30 pounds. Crews will work five days during the program,
averaging 4-6 hours per day in the field, with one day off and afternoons free
for enjoying the surrounding area.
include clearing drainage ditches, brushing back vegetation, out-sloping,
general correcting of erosion and erosion problems, moving stone for water bars
and embankments or building rock stairs, drainage structures, or retaining
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
$350.00 for AMC Members
$385.00 for Non Members
To learn more about the crew, including more details on the work, lodging, travel, and to register please contact Brendan Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.