Monday, September 24, 2007

Shaw Mountain Clean Up

Hey folks! You may have been wondering what's been going on in the service learning office lately. Well here's the truth.... we took a feild trip. Yup that's right we escaped the basement of Withey and headed outside.

This time our travels take us not to the river for a clean up or an invasive species pull but to Shaw Mountain. Where we were welcomed by a crew from The Nature Conservancy. The Nature Conservancy buys the rights to land in an effort to maintain biodiversity. As a part of this they manage the hiking trails of Shaw Mountain which allow visitors to witness the biodiversity they work so hard to protect.

Last Wednesday we hit the road with the students from Jen Sellers' positive psychology class. After a tour of what seemed like every dirt road in Vermont we arrived at the Shaw Mountain trail head. The task for the day was trial maintenance. The class hiked several miles of the trails in small work crews cutting back brush that had started to take over the trials. They also worked together clearing the path of fallen trees.

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