Thursday, October 20, 2011

Quad Break Service Projects in Adironack Park

This past weekend 32 students, staff and alumni representing The La Vida Center for Outdoor Education and Leadership ventured to the Adirondack Mountains in New York to partner with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service to participate in five different service projects throughout the Adirondack Park.

Many of those who attended the weekend had just completed a La Vida trip over the summer, while others have worked for La Vida over the years. La Vida's relationship with the Department of Environmental Conservation has grown increasingly stronger as more and more Gordon students and alumni give back to the Park when participating in service projects through La Vida trips. Projects ranged from planting 1,000 tree saplings along the Ausable River and surrounding Lake Champlain watershed tributaries as part of the Trees for Tribs program, to clearing and rebuilding a few of the many trails destroyed during Tropical Storm Irene last month.

Listen to coverage of this quad break service project, as well as words from Gordon student, Kerry Merchant '12 of Gahanna OH, who was recently interviewed on public radio.

Photo from left to right: Stephen Collins '12 of Westerville, OH, and Sam Johnson '12 of Greenfield, MA, help to plant trees along the AuSable River over last weekend's Quad Break.

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