#SeattleTrails December 2017 Project w/ Student Conservation Association

15 students from the Student Conservation Association‘s Conservation Leadership Corps came out to reroute a section of trail at Cheasty Mt. View Greenspace recently.  The CLC is a high school program that seeks to empower the next generation of conservation leadership by engaging in educational, hands-on projects.

The students applied their math skills to a real-world problem and installed six “check steps” which slowed water flowing down the trail and served as steps for trail users. Instead of a smart level, students used the compass app on their smartphones to make sure that each step was installed level and that the trail was of a proper grade.  In addition to putting in the new check steps, crew members also removed blackberry and ivy.

Check out the project for yourself below:

The Trails Program at Seattle Parks and Recreation depends on students and partnerships with organizations such as SCA for basic maintenance.  Do you have a group or want to volunteer? Contact volunteer@seattletrails.org


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