Shenandoah River State Parkhas had a wonderful group of YCC boys staying here for the last few weeks. The boys have been assistingwith trail projects, a river cleanup and they even rescued an ultralite paraglider, which unexpectedly landed on an island next to the canoe launch! Thanks to their efforts, the park looks better than ever.
The teens have completed maintenance on roughly ten miles of trails so far, including two of the park’s longest trails, Bear Bottom Loop and Allen’s Mountain. They have been trimming branches, raking loose gravel and filling in holes. An afternoon was also spent using park canoes to clean up trash from the river along a two- and-a-half mile stretch.
The program isn't all work – here the crew visits the Washington Monument
In addition, on 4th of July weekend, a local paraglider had to make an emergency landing on the small island across from the main canoe launch. The YCC teens retrieved the ultralite glider for the gentleman, carrying it through thick brush and across an inlet of water. The man was very appreciative of the groups’ efforts to rescue his expensive piece of equipment!