Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Volunteers for Peace are cleaning, painting, mowing, planting, restoring, removing, constructing, rebuilding and mainly caring in Vermont, USA 

30th Alliance Anniversary CAMP - GREENING UP THE PARKS, VERMONT     7.7.-28.7.2012   
BURLINGTON PARKS AND RECREATION and VOLUNTEERS FOR PEACE, BURLINGTON, VERMONT  are teaming up for this 30th Anniversary project.  Volunteers will spend time working in five different parks in the greater Burlington area.
In 1983 one of VFP s first workcamps took place in Burlington with the Parks and Recreation Department. The volunteers moved some of the first stones to make our 20 mile bike path. This year volunteers will help with the renovation of the bike path and with maintenance and upkeep of the many parks in Burlington. Work may include planting trees, removing unwanted plants, making signs, planting flowers, identification and removal of invasive species, park beautification, boardwalk construction and more. The camp will conclude with the Annual Senior Adult Picnic.  The Parks and Recreation Department also oversees many festivals during the summer and volunteers may assist at those as well.
See the project location on the Alliance Anniversary map.
30th Alliance Anniversary CAMP - BEAUTIFUL SCHOOL, VERMONT       8.7.-22.7.2012
"ORCHARD VALLEY WALDORF SCHOOL is a nursery through grade eight primary school located on 55 acres on the pristine Kingsbury Branch of the Winooski River in East Montpelier, Vermont, approximately 13 miles from Montpelier, Vermont s capital. One of the distinctive qualities of the school is its beautiful rural location and its dedication to nurturing and educating children in a natural and holistic manner.
Volunteers' work will involve the care, maintenance and improvement of the existing orchard, gardens, playgrounds, and the endangered species trail; cleaning, painting and organizing the school buildings; and basic carpentry and maintenance of the playground structures and various outbuildings.
See the project location on the Alliance Anniversary map.

30th Alliance Anniversary CAMP - BUILDING BRIDGES, VERMONT      8.7.-29.7.2012
At the 16th annual workcamp with the MONTPELIER PARKS DEPARTMENT, MONTPELIER, VERMONT we hope to build a new trail connecting the center of the community to the city s largest office buildings which reside near the top of a hill, creating a trail through a hillside forest. The project will involve the construction of stone steps up a steep hillside. We may also rebuild the wood portion of a bridge that crosses a river. Both these projects require state permits, we may or may not be able to obtain so the group may end up working on other projects. Other major projects could include trail restoration work in remote sections of the parks, general park maintenance such as mowing lawns and restoring drainage ditches.
See the project location on the Alliance Anniversary map.


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