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Volunteer on Vacation group takes to the trails

Trails Days held on the first Saturday of every month
Jun 17, 2013
Source: Submitted Volunteer on Vacation members gather at Cape Henlopen State Park to lend a hand on National Trails Day.  Shown in back (l-r) are Debbie Woods, Barb Antlitz, Susan Pawlikowski, Leslie Sinclair, Jenn Harpel and Sue Goudy; in front are young helpers Kamal Addo and Jason Harpel-Rickards.

A team of 11 from CAMP Rehoboth's Volunteer on Vacation joined more than 100 other volunteers and Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park to participate in National Trails Day June 1.

Many different cleanup projects were offered. The Volunteer on Vacation team, which also included a couple of children ready to lend their hands and learn about the importance of community service, selected the Pinelands Trail near the Seaside Nature Center. Volunteers cleared the trail, trimmed around signs, pulled vines off nearby native shrubs and trees, and lined the path with branches to make it easier for hikers to find their way.

Later, the team doubled back and was pleased with the accomplishments. Upon returning to the main pavilion, volunteers enjoyed a cookout hosted by the Village Improvement Association.

For those who would like to take to the trails, it's not too late. The Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park has Trails Days on the first Saturday of every month. Volunteers gather at 9 a.m. at the nature center and usually work until noon.

Volunteer on Vacation offers community service opportunities to residents and vacationers. It unites individuals and groups in creating a better community and is a continuation of the work done by CAMP Rehoboth. Volunteer on Vacation will partner with Habitat for Humanity and A Brush with Kindness Sept. 14 to renovate and repair the home of a person in need. The day will run from about 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. For more information, email leslie.sinclair@hotmail.com.

 

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