Delmar Native Interns with Northern Forest Canoe Trail

 

For Immediate Release
September 14, 2010

Contact: Kate Williams, Executive Director
Northern Forest Canoe Trail
802-496-2285 or [email protected] Delmar native Brendan Jackson interns with NFCT summer 2010 Credit: NFCT

WAITSFIELD, Vt. – Brendan Jackson of Delmar recently completed a summer internship with the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Inc. (NFCT) based in Waitsfield, Vt.

As a NFCT Stewardship Intern, Jackson was part of a crew working on a variety of trail projects, and leading Waterway Work Trips in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Projects ranged from erosion prevention to improving waterside campsites, portage trails, and access to launch sites along the 740-mile recreational waterway.

Jackson has a degree in forestry with a concentration in recreation resource management from Paul Smith’s College where he was president of the Outing Club and active in the student chapter of the Society of American Foresters.

Prior to this summer he worked as a Wilderness Instructor for Adirondack Leadership Expeditions in Saranac Lake, an Assistant Forest Ranger with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, an Environmental Educator with Georgia 4-H, and a Naturalist Intern at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center in Delmar.

The NFCT is a canoe and kayak trail connecting lakes, ponds, rivers, streams and portage trails between Old Forge, N.Y. and Fort Kent, Maine. Read about the work completed by the 2010 NFCT interns on the Voices From the Trail blog.

To learn more about paddling on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail or becoming an intern visit http://www.northernforestcanoetrail.org/ or call 802-496-2285.

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About the Northern Forest Canoe Trail: The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is a 740-mile inland paddling trail tracing historic travel routes across New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire, and Maine. NFCT, Inc. is internationally regarded as the preeminent water trail organization in North America, and connects people to the Trail’s natural environment, human heritage, and contemporary communities by stewarding, promoting, and providing access to canoe and kayak experiences along this route.

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