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 firstname.lastname@example.org