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This post was written for Open Spaces, the official blog of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It’s part of a monthly series featuring SCA interns writing about their experiences working to promote, protect and study wildlife on public lands all over the United States.
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On February 7th, flurries were in the air and over a foot of snow already blanketed Roberto Clemente State Park in the Bronx. But that didn’t stop 65 volunteers from coming out to the riverfront for February’s ConSERVE NYC event.

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Dear Readers,

This, another exciting week in the adventures of the Daniel Boone 5, was all about constructing check steps! Check steps serve to retain tread and slow the flow of water to prevent erosion on steep sections of the trail. We built a total of 12 check steps this week with the help of two other trail crews: the new Forest Service seasonal trail crew and the SCA trail crew from Cave Run Lake (a.k.a. Team Narwhal!)

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Hello again Dear Readers,

The great Jim Rohn once said “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment”. Well we lived that quote this week, figuratively and literally, whilst building a new bridge for the Bison Way trail and bridging the gap between us and our cousin crew from the North.

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Parents Corner

Your child is about to embark on a life-changing experience, where they will have the opportunity to meet new friends, explore potential careers, gain leadership skills, and accomplish hands-on conservation work that will have a lasting impact on the planet.