By Walter Opuszynski
We are halfway through our slated field projects and the NFCT Stewardship Intern Crew has been working at a break neck pace. They have been traveling across the the Trial performing stewardship activities that will make it easier for paddlers to access all the beautiful resources the corridor has to offer. Their efforts are possible, in large part, to dollars raised through the NFCT Trail Fund.
This is no easy accomplishment; it comes with fighting weeks of rain, poison ivy laden feet, and working through hot and sticky days to improve the NFCT for all to use. The impact goes far beyond the physical trail (we have the countless stories, the many people who have come together to work on the projects, and the people the crew interacts with in the many trail towns they have been through). It is hard to wrap all the work into one blog post, but here is a quick recap of what they have done so far:
Enosburg Falls, VT
Raquette Falls, NY
Eagle Point, VT
Next stop: Maine.
If you would like to follow the intern crew across the NFCT as they perform stewardship projects you can check in at the Delorme InReach Map. This year the crew will be posting their location and travel route to get to projects (typically on Wednesdays). For the second half of the field season the crew working on the Gull Pond Stream Portage in Rangeley, Maine as well as performing a variety of trail work on the Long Falls Dam Carry off of Flagstaff Lake in Maine and on the Shoreline Trail along the Androscoggin River below Pontook Dam in New Hampshire.
To get an overview of all project locations check out our interactive Waterway Work Trip Map. Hope to see you out there!