The last week of working out of the WREC was a full one.
The Trail Busters and Timber Tigers continued to add to the white pine pruning total for the season. Caleb even got in on the action filling in for Riley on Monday and Tuesday so he could complete training for a positive life choices program that will be used at SHS this fall.
The Baller Bobcats and Daisy Chain Gang worked with Damon, Mt. Adams Trail Crew, installing culverts and turnpikes on the Trail #48 aka East Crater. While benefiting the East Crater trail directly, this project also improved access to the PCT as it runs through the Indian Heaven Wilderness.
Guests this week included SHS principal Sarah Marino, retired USFS surveyor Norm Ward, and WSU Extension agent Todd Murray. Norm shared an update on the biomass power generation and greenhouse project in Hemlock while Todd taught students about the amazing, and sometimes creepy, adaptations insects use to survive and thrive.
On Friday, the crews tackled Challenge activities as well learned how to use what they’ve learned at FYS to secure and be successful in their next job.