Wilkes Students Help Clean Trail
A group of Wilkes University students beat the bad weather to clear up a year’s growth of brush along the Susquehanna Warrior Trail north of Shickshinny.
The Wilkes Adventure Education crew of 19 students and advisers, led by organizer Jake Romero, cleared vegetation from the Hunlock Creek bridge safety fence and the fence near the Garden Drive-In Theater.
A sign was re-installed near the SCI Retreat shooting range fence and students provided safety for mowing performed by Joe Walsh, Ray Zajac and Lance Kittelson of the Warrior Trail Council.
The Wilkes students are involved in the Adventure Education program. The community service event supports those who continue to make nature accessible.
The program offers “fun, alternative learning experiences which challenge students to engage in physically demanding outdoor activities,” Romero said. The program emphasizes wellness and provides practical leadership tools, lessons on group dynamics, and opportunities to enhance communication and social skills, he said.
Meanwhile, Kittelson, president of the Susquehanna Warrior Trail Council, and Walt Shubilla also mowed brush along the trail edge from the Shickshinny-Mocanaqua Bridge to the Riverlands and back, about six miles.
Kittelson said that wraps up use of the tractor and brush hog this year.
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