What an incredible group of volunteers!

THANK YOU for all your hard work at the Earth Day Workday at Bow in the Clouds Preserve!

Your energy and enthusiasm made it so much fun and – holy cow – you got a lot done! We are so grateful to you for taking time out of your schedule to do something wonderful for nature on this gorgeous Earth Day!

Digging holes is hard work! This one is for the new welcome sign just off the parking lot.

You guys built a gate and fixed the fence while cleaning up around the barn, added a balance beam and natural steps to the nature playscape, repaired and extended the boardwalk, cleared masses of invasive brush from some of the most scenic vistas, and picked up and hauled away 2 trailer loads of trash!!

SWMLC staff member Bruce Howe receiving guidance on using the loppers from a young volunteer.
A huge thank you to our volunteers for coming out to work on Earth Day!

Photos by Nicole Speedy, Mitch Lettow, and Nicole Speedy

A huge thank you to our volunteers for coming out to work on Earth Day!
Volunteer Jeff Fleming has lots of experience in building boardwalks and led the effort to repair the one at Bow in the Clouds.
SWMLC staff member Mitch Lettow and a volunteer dragging a freshly cut locust log to the play area.
Digging holes for the new balance stumps in the play area.
Peeling the bark from the locust posts will make them last longer.
Checking out the new natural balance beam in the play area.
The finished balance stumps . . . come give 'em a try!
It may not be the most glamorous job, but picking up trash along busy Nazareth Road where it borders the preserve makes a BIG visible improvement!
The finished 'welcome' sign.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time, muscle, and expertise to make Bow in the Clouds an even better neighborhood nature preserve!