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FYS 2015 – Week 4

PCTA volunteer Tami works with FYS crews to clear off a turnpike and improve drainage.

PCTA volunteer Tami works with FYS crews to clear off a turnpike and improve drainage.

The season is flying by! As week four came to a close the reality that the summer work season is nearly complete has started to sink in.

The Timber Tigers and Baller Bobcats spent the week working with Tami, a PCTA volunteer, on her section of the trail north of Stevenson. During the week the crews cleared drains, cleaned off turnpikes, removed rockslides, along with the usual tread work and brushing.

Across the county, the Trail Busters and Daisy Chain Gang added to the an already impressive amount of white pine trees that have been pruned by FYS crews this summer. After completing a unit the crews took a quick trip to the natural bridges near Peterson Prairie before heading back to the WREC.

Being a Willow in the Wind is easy when you have the support of your crew.

Being a Willow in the Wind is easy when you have the support of your crew.

Special guest Karen Douglass, SCSD Superintendent, paid the program a visit on Tuesday to see what her students are up to this summer. We are proud to have 21 SHS students participating in the program this year.

On Friday, Steve and Orlanda from Willard and Spring Creek National Fish Hatcheries guided the crews in some hands on learning aka salmon dissections! This is always one of the favorite classes and this year was no exception.

Thank you to Tami, Steve, and Orlanda for making week four of FYS a memorable and fun experience.

An FYS crew member prunes white pine trees.

An FYS crew member prunes white pine trees.

The Trail Busters and Daisy Chain Gang perform a skit about their week and their visit to the natural bridges.

The Trail Busters and Daisy Chain Gang perform a skit about their week and their visit to the natural bridges.

The Timber Tigers and Baller Bobcats go all out for their skit about their work week.

The Timber Tigers and Baller Bobcats go all out for their skit about their work week.

Crews visit the natural bridge near Peterson Prairie.

Crews visit the natural bridge near Peterson Prairie.

Being a Willow in the Wind is easy when you have the support of your crew.

Being a Willow in the Wind is easy when you have the support of your crew.

Workers and Mentors attempt to become the next ninja master during a game of Wa!

Workers and Mentors attempt to become the next ninja master during a game of Wa!

PCTA volunteer Tami works with FYS crews to clear off a turnpike and improve drainage.

PCTA volunteer Tami works with FYS crews to clear off a turnpike and improve drainage.

FYS'ers take a quick break by a creek while working on the PCT.

FYS’ers take a quick break by a creek while working on the PCT.

Crews get their hands dirty during Friday's salmon dissections.

Crews get their hands dirty during Friday’s salmon dissections.

Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery biologist Orlanda explores the anatomy of salmon with students.

Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery biologist Orlanda explores the anatomy of salmon with students.

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