Wednesday, December 19 by silvia
The WWBPA is once again seeking student advisors interested in working to make our community even friendlier for bicyclists and pedestrians. Applicants must attend West Windsor-Plainsboro schools or live in West Windsor and attend other schools in the area or be home-schooled. The deadline for applications is February 18 (Presidents’ Day), and terms are for one year (and are renewable).
Serving as a student advisor is an excellent way for students to make a difference in their community while developing organizational skills, helping to plan and publicize events, and learning to advocate before local government for improvements. The WWBPA’s activities this year included numerous bike rides and walks, a bike drive and a “learn to bike” class. Students have considerable freedom to come up with a project that interests them. This is also a great way for any student considering a college major in environmental sciences, engineering or political science, among other areas, to gain some hands-on experience in their general area of interest.
Learn more about what’s expected here: 2013 WWBPA Student Advisor Requirements
The application is here: 2013 Student Application for Advisory Board
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Saturday, December 8 by silvia
Thanks to 20 volunteers who came with handsaws, loppers, chainsaws and more on Saturday, Dec. 1, the Millstone Preserve trails, the Millstone West trails and the last of the Rogers Preserve trails are now cleared of fallen trees and other Sandy damage. Our group ranged from a kindergartener armed with small loppers who attacked those invasive thorny green vines to a longtime resident in his 80s who helped cut branches with his handsaw. The group also included two other elementary school students and two high schoolers. Three volunteers with chainsaws allowed us to clear the biggest trees, and our own “lumberjack” even got Santa to deliver his Christmas chainsaw early.
It is amazing what such a group can do in less than two hours!
We also are thankful for some neighborhood “trail elves” who cleared some trees in Millstone Preserve before we arrived and the five volunteers who stayed for an extra two hours to remove more downed trees.
We left most of the leaves on the ground to fight against mud and soil erosion, so please let us know if you find some trails difficult.
Trails in the Rogers Arboretum and Zaitz Preserve still need to be cleared. We plan to tackle Rogers Arboretum at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, weather permitting. Join us in the arboretum parking lot on Clarksville Road. Once again, we will aim to finish by 12:30 p.m.
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