March brings many things like longer days and more sunshine. It also means it is Spring Break time. One group of college students is spending their Spring Break at Grand Valley State University’s Alternative Spring Break program. The school is located in Allendale, Michigan.
The group of 10-12 students will be at Hungry Mother State Park March 5-12, 2011.
On Monday, the group will begin with a morning orientation of the park and safety measures and projects they will be working on throughout the week. Lunch will be a potluck meal with staff and members of the Friends of Hungry Mother. During the week they will be working with Geoff Hall, Park Ranger, to address issues such as soil erosion, sign installation, helping staff build fire lines and other resource management projects such as trail maintenance.
Alternative Spring Break is designed to give students opportunities to reach out to help people in different parts of country by serving with various types of organizations. The students pay all the expenses for the trip and come to lend a helping hand. Especially during these economic times, volunteers make a huge contributions to Virginia State Parks. Many things would not happen without the effort of volunteers.
Thank you, Grand Valley State University for choosing to spend your Spring Break at Hungry Mother State Park.
For more information about Volunteer opportunities with Virginia State Parks click here.
Hungry Mother State Park is located at 2854 Park Blvd, Marion, VA 24354. Overnight reservations can also be made by calling 1-800-933-PARK (7275) or by booking on line.