Volunteers Braved a Less than Perfect Day to Help Out the Parks

Stick collecting was fun at Lake St. Catherine
The first volunteer day of the season was a tough one! The weather at Lake St. Catherine State Park was cold, cloudy, and very windy, but this didn't dampen the spirits of eight hard-working individuals. Five AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) volunteers and three Green Mountain College students spent the day collecting broken branches and picking up trash. Having an extra sixteen hands makes getting a park ready for the season a much less daunting task.

Lesley Porter, Branbury State Park's Ranger, was with the group during the day and commented on how great a job everyone did. She couldn't thank them enough!

The whole crew after a great day's work
For their generosity and efforts, each volunteer received a Vermont State Parks punch card, good for 10-day use visits to any Vermont State Park. 

If you are interested in volunteering for parks, there are a few volunteer days coming up just around the corner! Visit the events page on the Vermont State Parks website for listings (as well as other fun events scheduled for the season).

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