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SiP volunteers working the trail at Rhododendron Cove

SiP volunteers working the trail at Rhododendron Cove

SiP volunteers working the trail at Rhododendron Cove

SiP volunteers working the trail at Rhododendron Cove

The Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves (DNAP) sent Columbus Audubon volunteers a big thank you” recently for work at the Rhododendron Cove Preserve.

Thanks to CA’s Service in the Preserves (SiP) program, trail improvements are complete at Rhododendron Cove. No longer will the approach trail take your breath away — but the Rhododendrons still will! CA SiP volunteers worked two sessions to re-route the existing trail, providing an easier grade. (Steep grades not only are difficult to walk, but they are hard to maintain as well.) The new trail allows users to reach the top more easily. OK, we admit that there’s still a little rock scrambling at the very top, as it was impossible to change that, but rock-challenged individuals still can make it most of the way.

You can see more on DNAP’s Facebook page. Meanwhile, thanks from all Ohioans to our great volunteers!

To learn more about the Service in the Preserves program, visit the SiP pages on the CA Web site.

SiP volunteers take a well-earned break at Rhododendron Cove
SiP volunteers take a well-earned break at Rhododendron Cove
SiP volunteers are proud of a job well done at Rhododendron Cove
SiP volunteers are proud of a job well done at Rhododendron Cove