Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge
October 27 - November 2
Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge is situated in a bottomland hardwood forest. Volunteers will be working on trail maintenance on the Knobby Knees and Great Egret Ridge Trails. These trails offer scenic views of symphonies of knobby knees peeking through the silent, still waters of the backwood swamps, Spanish moss hanging overhead in the bald cypress trees, and, if one is quiet enough, alligators and other fauna peering back from the waters below Palmer Bayou Boardwalk. While the trails in the project areas total 16 miles, this particular Volunteer Vacation will involve approximately 7 miles, in total, with no more than 3 miles of hiking per day. Tasks include removing fallen vegetation and limbs from the trail and trimming vegetation that could scratch or pose other inconveniences to hikers. Additional tasks may include cleaning kiosks and starting construction on an additional 3 miles of new trail. Trail construction consists of building a trail 5-8 feet wide where limb and vegetation removal will be the main focus. The project area is relatively flat. Very easy hiking.