DNR Shines a Spotlight on Rocky Gap State Park Volunteers

 

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Report from Alicia Norris, Park Operations 
Rocky Gap State Park
12500 Pleasant Valley Road N.E.
Flintstone, MD 21530 

 

At Rocky Gap State Park, the rain held off on National Public Lands Day until late in the afternoon.  Not only were we  able to complete our goals, but we also began work on a separate project.

 

We opened the event up to the public and ended up with 9 volunteers and 2 staff:

We began working at 8:30 am on a section of the Lakeside Loop Trail that needed some benching and grading.  That project was quickly tackled in two hours. 

 

Lunch was provided by the Volunteer Team Inc. at one of our Camp Host sites. 

 

After the short break, we gathered our forces and transported volunteers to the opposite side of the park to begin work on a pirated trail in a popular hunting area.  The illegal trail destruction that afternoon was the favored project for everyone involved.  By 2pm, we covered approximately 1-1/2 miles of illegal trail. 

 

NPLD was a complete success this year. The volunteer crew helped Rocky Gap staff make the park safe in several ways:

I plan to continue organizing support for this event in the future. 

 

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