Appalachain Conservation Corps crew

A youth crew from the Appalachain Conservation Corps came to the Appomattox Court House National Historic Park recently to tackle a challenging, two-part park trail improvement project that the NHP sorely needed to have completed.

A youth crew from the Appalachain Conservation Corps (ACC) were recent guests of Appomattox Court House National Historic Park (NHP).

The crew, however, did not come to Appomattox to enjoy a leisurely visit spent touring the park. The seven-member, coed youth crew came to tackle a challenging, two-part park trail improvement project that the NHP sorely needed to have completed.

According to Park Manager Brian Eick, the crew’s first endeavor was to construct a set of steps down a 30-foot-long slope followed by construction of a 250-foot-long planked walkway, known as a ‘puncheon,’ along a portion of nature trail that park staff noted had a tendency to remain “seasonally wet.”

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