U.S. Arctic Youth Ambassadors Esau Sinnok and James Chilcote had the incredible opportunity to travel to Yosemite National Park to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial alongside President Obama and the First Family.
Thirty-five volunteers turned out to help the Bureau of Land Management with National Trails Day projects at the Campbell Creek Science Center. This year’s work included completing a variety of gardening and grounds maintenance projects around the Science Center: weeding, watering, and raking gravel from garden beds; weeding the river rock along the perimeter of the building; and aerating, fertilizing and reseeding Lynx, Raven, Mammoth and Weasel Fields. Volunteers also trimmed overhanging branches on trails around the Science Center; planted almost 40 spruce trees on both sides of the mushing bridge off Old Rondy Trail, and removed fences that were no longer needed for protection of re-vegetation areas. At the end of the work, the volunteers joined the Friends of the Campbell Creek Science Center for a celebratory pizza lunch.