Thanks NRAC Volunteers for a Great Adopt a Crag Event

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New River Alliance of Climbers would like to thank the 45 volunteers who showed up Saturday to help out with the Adopt-a-Crag re-vegetation project.  This was by far the best turn out we have seen in almost twenty years of trail projects.  Hell yeah!  The National Park Service was very pleased with the number of volunteers and their psyched attitude.  This demonstration of user-group buy-in was invaluable for consolidating our reputation for being committed and getting things done here at the New River Gorge.

One group hauled the old wooden ladders out of Endless Wall and delivered them to the Fayetteville Town Park where they will be recycled for use in the free-ride park that is currently under construction.  The bolts that held them in place were removed and the holes patched. They have been replaced by metal ladders.

Other groups worked at the Bridge Buttress and Junkyard building fences and planting a large variety of indigenous plants, including blueberry bushes, rhododendron and various trees, in an effort to combat the erosion and de-vegetation caused by heavy usage.  Check out the area right in front of the gulley that leads to the top of the Bridge–amazing!

Every bit of the money we raised at the New River Rendezvous through the De-vegetate Kenny fundraiser was spent on this project and we believe the results will speak for themselves.  Thanks for donating, thanks for volunteering.  Congrats to all involved and stick a feather in your cap. 

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