Ten organizations from around the nation competed for votes through REI’s online campaign, “Every Trail Connects”, which had a pool of $500,000 to fund trail projects.
REI also kicked in an additional $10,000 to each of the 10 groups.
The year-long trail restoration project on the island in October.
Cumberland Island Trail Restoration Fellow, Laura Buckmaster, will be on the island for seven months to lead a variety of projects ranging from the clearing and repairing of overgrown trails, developing Cumberland Island’s first GPS-enabled backcountry trail map with habitat data and managing the creation of informational kiosks on trails outside of the wilderness area.
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