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The Power of Partnership

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Rebuilding, re-routing, and re-blazing trails at Voorhees Preserve damaged by Hurricanes Irene and Sandy.

The power of partnership at Voorhees Preserve.

The trail takes shape. The SCA crew built ½ mile of new trail, much of which was built along the contour of the slope, requiring lots of bench cutting to make a flat and durable tread.

SCA crew at work.

SCA crew members at work on the trail.

The crew routed the new trail to include this beautiful overlook, and built the rustic fence to keep hikers from getting too close to the cliff.

Crew member working on a retaining wall at one of the switchback landings.  This structure will help reduce erosion of the trail.

Detail of the retaining wall showing the skilled degree of construction.

SCA trail crew alumni (white hard hat) instructs a volunteer from Dominion Power on sustainable trail construction.

Volunteers post trail markers to direct hikers.

Volunteers from Dominion and Asplundh clear trees from across the trail.

Volunteers dismantle the handrail from a damaged section of boardwalk. Much of this lumber will be re-used for trail projects at other preserves.

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