Service learning is an educational tool that gets
students out of the classroom and into the
community, volunteering with agencies that
have specific needs, and applying the concepts
taught in class to the world outside the
What We Are Doing?
Right now, there is only one paid
employee, Bill Wheeler, that can help to
keep trails in good shape.
Bill Wheeler has also had shoulder
surgery, which has slowed down this
project to the point that they are now 4
months behind schedule.
We will be helping widen trails and
connecting two trails to each other.
The stretch we will be widening is about
100 ft. long.
This trail is called the shoreline trail.
We will be using shovels, rakes, and
manpower (and womanpower).
There are about 6 miles of hiking trails.
One mile of these trails is paved and therefore
accessible to handicapped.
All of the trails are open year round.
Be careful when walking
Tools We Will Be Using
- While digging, firmly hold both
hands on the shovel.
- Place your foot on top of the shovel
and use this to dig into the ground.
- We will use rakes to clean up any
loose tree branches that are easier
to rake than to pick it up.
- Be weary of others around you when
- Wear gloves and good work boots.
- Listen to authority (Especially Bill
Wheeler and Ranger Lance)
- Co-operate with your group leaders
and with your group-mates.
- Don’t do anything that you have to think
- Don’t pet the polar bears.
- Cliff Safety
- There is a large drop-off
on part of the trail that
we are working on.
- When walking along this
section don’t be
joking around with friends and pushing them.
- The drop off is about 50 ft. so don’t take it lightly.
- This is an opportunity to serve our community.
- Don’t look at it as community service though, look at it as a
time to help out, and have fun with friends.
- Take advantage of this time and use it to help out others.
- This is also an opportunity to be out in the beautiful fresh
air, rather than stuffed up in a cold, hard classroom.
Most of all this is an opportunity to serve. Don’t dread it
but look forward to it as a fun opportunity to be
outdoors with your friends serving people.
of it and have a
good time with it.