December 18th, 2008 by NC BTS
The BTS was fortunate to be able to host ten Warren Wilson College students and one staff member over their week-long alternative fall semester break in October, 2008. The students are pictured above on one of the board walks they constructed near Wallace Branch on Section 4 of the Bartram Trail. The Nantahala Outdoor Center (www.noc.com) kindly provided lodging for the students for the week. Another BT project for the week was trail construction on the Western Extension of the NCBT in what we hope can become a spur trail in memory of their beloved WWC chaplain, Rev. Andy Summers.
Pictured Left to right: Wendy Thoreson, Kelsey Brown, Jourdi Bosley, Ian Higgins, Carroll Anderson, Will Fortembaugh, John Wright, Sarah Larsen, Ali Yee, Natasha Shipman of WWC Biology Dept., Misha Louden Lebell and Mr. Keith Day. Photo by Tim Warren.
During rainy days during the Warren Wilson College alternative fall break in October, 2008, the students worked on two indoor projects. One project was folding hundreds of newly printed BTS promotional brochures that will be distributed to Ranger Stations and Visitor Centers. Another project was removing milkweed seeds from the pods, separating the fluff from the seeds, for use in the new program called “Bartram Butterfly Gardens.” The seeds will be distributed to interested area schools in the springtime for creating “Monarch Waystations” in the school yards.
Pictured left to right in the Community Room at NOC, holding pods of Asclepias syriaca and A. incarnata and/or brochures are: Sarah Larsen, John Wright, Misha Louden Lebell, Ali Yee, Wendy Thoreson, Kelsey Brown, Jourdi Bosley and Ian Higgins. Sitting: Will Fortembaugh and Carroll Anderson. Also participating in the project but not in photo was Natasha Shipman, staff leader. Photo by Ina Warren, NCBTS.
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