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“Martin Luther King Day is known as a day of service, it’s a ‘day on’ not a ‘day off.’ And so it’s a time to be active and to do things to actively improve your community,” said Parc Smith, CEO
In the morning, the ritual collection of the day’s tools and provisions. Labyrinthine bungee wrap around our fleet of chainsaws upon the vehicle rack. Roll call and salutations and we’re off! Met with stop-and-go traffic but the pauses are complete
The sun beat down on us, the unforgiving heat amplified by high humidity that makes it impossible to stay dry. Our clothes, heavy with sweat, stick to and rub against our bodies, giving us heat rash that stings at the
May 2 – 11, 2016 Green Crew began their fifth hitch of the season with a day on the road to the Kincaid Recreation Area in the Calcasieu District of Louisiana’s Kisatchie National Forest. This was our first of many
I’ll tell you what we expected to see. There would be a trail leading to the left, marked orange. Similarly there would be a trail leading to the right, marked blue. Our map suggested this intersection to be neat, orderly
I wasn’t entirely sure what I was getting into when I signed up to work on the Let’s Move! Outside initiative and assist the Community Coordinator at the YMCA in Austin. However, it sounded like something I would enjoy because
Caprock Canyon State Park is located in the vastness that is the Texas panhandle, the nearest town being Quitaque (pronounced; kitty-quay) a mere 3 miles away with its one street “downtown” area. Caprock was where we called home for the
It’s 7:30am and the sun is just coming up over the horizon. The sunrise is a bright pink-ish orange and compliments the tall walls of the San Jose church. Usually I wouldn’t be wearing a sweater on a 60 degree