Story last updated at 10/7/2009 - 11:38 am
On Sept. 19, 42 volunteers met at Dredge Lake Trail to help the United States Forest Service improve the public lands of Juneau. Shown are volunteers, left to right, Casey Mealey, RoJeana High, Kristin Dimberg, Clayton Murral, Christa Shier, Joe Parrish, Daniel Fernandez, Adam Kackstetter, Lawrence Place, Kristina Zuidema, April Rebert, and Frank Tisano.
This is the third year that SAGA has organized an event in Juneau in honor of National Public Lands Day. National Public Lands Day improves public lands for outdoor recreation while providing an education and networking source to community members. This year volunteers improved approximately 700 feet of trail, moving about 10 yards (30,000 lbs) of glacial till. Breakfast was provided by McDonalds, Silverbow, and Heritage. Subway donated lunch for the volunteers.
Marc Scholten and Peter Cross of the Forest Service were especially helpful in planning and carrying out the event's actions safely and efficiently. If you have any questions or comments or are interested in community volunteer opportunities, contact April Rebert (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lawrence Place (email@example.com).