Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Volunteers are key to helping the SNRA


    Recently, Katy Nelson, a very capable and dedicated Sawtooth National Recreation Area wilderness ranger with the Forest Service, published a lovely letter in the Idaho Mountain Express expressing thanks for the volunteer work done by the Sawtooth Brewery owner and staff in rehabilitating the Hell Roaring Lake Trail in the Sawtooth NRA. Katy hit a perfect balance of gratitude for this effort and hope that other groups will follow this excellent example.
    I only want to add to Katy’s comments that this project was just one of 17 on-the-ground volunteer projects sponsored by the Sawtooth Society this year, in cooperation with the Forest Service and a range of volunteer groups, to benefit the Sawtooth NRA. The volunteer program continues next year and beyond, and I hope groups or individuals inspired by the Sawtooth Brewery gang and Katy’s note will contact the Society either at our website, www.sawtoothsociety.org, or by calling our executive director, Gary O’Malley at 721-2909 to join the largest volunteer effort in Sawtooth NRA history.
    As Katy noted, these projects are good fun, a win-win for all involved and a tremendous benefit to the Sawtooth NRA. Paul Hill
President
Sawtooth Society




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