Tue, Jun 23 | Blackstone Bay

Blackstone Bay Campsite Hardening and Trail Restoration

Put a positive and enduring mark on 17-Mile Beach in Blackstone Bay. Volunteers will work with Forest Service personnel to create hardened campsites, remove fallen trees, and restore vegetation. Special precautions will be taken on this work project to protect against COVID-19.
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Blackstone Bay Campsite Hardening and Trail Restoration

Time & Location

Jun 23, 2020, 8:00 AM – Jun 27, 2020, 5:00 PM
Blackstone Bay, Blackstone Bay, Alaska, USA

About The Event

Join the Forest Service for any portion of this five-day project at 17-Mile Beach in Blackstone Bay. Due to COVID-19, the Forest Service cannot provide transport to the work site this year. Volunteers are welcome to arrive by water taxi or private vessel. The work requires good physical condition and an interest in learning basic trail/campsite maintenance techniques. Volunteers will use hand tools and natural materials such as logs and beach gravel to create durable camping surfaces, restore vegetation, and prevent erosion. Crosscut saws will be used to remove trees toppled during a 2018 wind event.  

  • Up to 4 volunteers needed for up to five days. Shorter stints are welcome.
  • Participants will work under volunteer agreement with the Chugach National Forest and be provided all tools, materials, and personal protective equipment. Safety training will be provided.
  • Best practices will be followed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • To maximize social distancing, priority may be given to families or volunteers living in the same household
  • Food and camping gear are not provided.
  • Volunteers must be capable of camping and traveling in bear habitat, walking on uneven surfaces, carrying tools and gravel, and working in cool and rainy conditions.

For more project details please contact pwsstewardshipfoundation@gmail.com

Registration is Closed