Cleaning and Greening Program Recap: Summer 2018

Students celebrating the end of a great season

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Another summer of Cleaning and Greening fun is in our dust. To recap another summer session full of learning, new skills and hard work, we pulled together some quick highlights for this year.

Each summer, the Cleaning and Greening program welcomes a new group of 16, 17 and 18 year-olds to a summer of service in our nation’s most beautiful and iconic landscapes. In addition to learning about the natural forces that have shaped the biodiversity of our national parks, students stay overnight in park facilities and work alongside rangers to improve wildlife habitat and clean up public access points like trailheads and campgrounds.

Students planting a tree

2018 Program Highlights

  • It was an eventful year for the Cleaning and Greening Program.
  • We had a record-breaking 83 participants in the program this summer.
  • We kicked off the summer with a program-wide rally and training in Jackson, Wyoming attended by 80 teenagers.
  • For the first time, we offered a Cleaning and Greening session in Isle Royale National Park on Lake Superior in Michigan.
  • Our students cleared 43 trails and performed maintenance and upkeep tasks at over 20 campgrounds.
  • We welcomed six guest speakers to each participating park, including a team of freshwater biologists.

Thanks to all who participated! We can’t wait for next summer.

If you’re interested in learning more about our Cleaning and Greening program or would like to sign up for next summer, give Dane a call at (555) 555-5555 or email him at dane@natureknowledge.org.

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