Beams & Swamps – Day 3 Spring Habitat 2009
Getting up early once again, we started our day with crystal clear skies and warm weather as we headed over to continue our work from yesterday with
Habitat. One of the highlights of the work day was getting the chance to meet the homeowner of the house during the wall raising ceremony. The first wall that is put into place on each Habitat house is met with a small ceremony with the owner of the house, the sponsor for the project, and the habitat workers and volunteers. Sonya will be moving in hopefully by the time summer rolls around! While working, we also came to the conclusion that our hammering skills need a bit of work, but we were all laughing as we pulled out yet another nail and Nate (the site manager) came over to correct our boards!
After work, we jumped into the van and header over to Honey Island. Here, we took a swamp tour and learned about the history of New Orleans. Along the way, we had the chance to see two alligators, a wild boar and lots of birds.
Now, we’re hanging out at the YMCA munching on some pizza and getting ready to watch a movie before calling it a night!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Zach couldn't keep himself out of the woods when growing up. He started working at a Northern Wisconsin YMCA Camp as a wilderness trip leader while in college and fell in love with getting kids into nature. The smiles on kids faces after returning from a once in a life time wilderness experience is why he is here today. Zach brought his talents to Frost Valley YMCA, in 2014, when he started as the Trips Coordinator and soon was promoted to Adventure Director. Zach loves all forms of Wilderness exploration, though some would say his heart lies most with canoeing.
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