Green Oaks Stewards

Julia Sievert '12 works to clean a trail on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Sievert is one of three summer stewards at Green Oaks this year. Photo by John Williams

Julia Sievert '12 works to clean a trail on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Sievert is one of three summer stewards at Green Oaks this year. Photos by John Williams

Emily Young '12 paints trail markers on trees at Green Oaks on Tuesday, Aug 7.The stewards at Green Oaks have been working hard this summer keeping the trails clear as part of their duties around Green Oaks to maintain the field station. During the week, the stewards wake up around sunrise to begin their duties before the summer heat sets in.

(Right: Emily Young ’12, paints a white stripe on a tree while trailblazing on Tuesday, Aug. 7.)

On Tuesday, Julia Sievert ’12, and Emily Young ’12, were out before 7 a.m. cleaning and trailblazing the Little John Nature Trail. The pair cleared some overgrowth, raked the path, remarked the path on the trees and worked to make the hilly parts of of the trail easier to navigate.

Julia Sievert '12 digs a shelf into the hillside to make hiking easier on the trail during maintenance work on Tuesday, Aug. 7.

To see more photos of Sievert and Young hard at work in the early morning hours, go to the Flickr set.

(Right: Julia Sievert ’12 digs a shelf into the hillside to make hiking easier on the trail during maintenance work on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Below: The sun creeps over the trees on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 7. The stewards are often up by daybreak to beat the summer heat.)

The sun comes up over the trees on the morning of Aug. 7 at Green Oaks. Photo by John Williams

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2 Responses to Green Oaks Stewards

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  2. mary mcandre says:

    John,
    I love this shot. You are going to have to show me how you did this. Fantastic!