Youth Vacations 2010 - Locations
WTA youth volunteers contributed more than 12,000 hours of trail maintenance to Washington's trails in 2010.
As WTA volunteers pass 100,000 hours of trail maintenance work in 2010, it is important to note that more than 10% of the trail work done this year is by kids 18 and younger.
Nearly 8900 hours came by way of summer Youth Volunteer Vacations - a hugely popular program where high school students spend a week at a time improving our trails. Another 3300 hours of work came from individual youth and community youth groups volunteering a day or two at a time. As of the beginning of November, youth have accounted for more than 12,000 hours of work on trail.
They couldn't have done it without funding from The Seattle Foundation, The Boeing Company Charitable Trust, REI, Spring Trust for Trails, Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Aveda, and WTA members and donors like you.
WTA's Youth Vacations
In 2010, 16 volunteer youth crews worked on trails in two state parks, four national forests and two wilderness areas. The 119 youth volunteers, aged 14-18, camped for a week, met new friends, ate great food, learned new trail skills and explored beautiful places in Washington. They must have a good time, because more than 40% of these volunteers were returning from the year before.
A big hearty thank you to our 2010 Youth Volunteers! Check the map below to view where the crews worked this past summer. And check out the WTA Youth Facebook page for photos. If you or your child want to try out trail work, we are working year-round on trails near you.
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