Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mountain Alliance Trail Work ~ Making a Difference!

On Thursday April 30, 2009 students from Watauga High School and members of Mountain Alliance participated in volunteer service on the Mountains to Sea Trail.
A group of 12 students and adult leaders received an orientation to the MST and an overview of safety and trail construction techniques. Hard work and big smiles were the evidence that these teens wanted to make a difference ~
Some worked in teams of three, some worked alone,
but the one thing that made real progress ....
.... was working together.
In less than two hours of work time, this crew of fine youngsters cut and leveled a section which prior to their efforts today had barely been opened . Here Todd, Mountain Alliance leader gets busy or gets out of the way! Some of the best volunteers we have had have been teenagers. When someone says the youth of today don't want to work, I think of the efforts these young leaders have made for the MST.
After a hard work session, still smiles to show in pleasure of their accomplishments.
The motto at the top of the bus says it all ~ many thanks to the Mountain Alliance organization and the students of Watauga High School who participated!


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This little video shows the work they did in the short time we had to work.

Followed by the next one showing how much fun it is to become involved with the Mountains to Sea trail. We meet every Saturday morning at the Deep Gap Post Office at 8:30 am.

I Hope you will come discover us soon!

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