Cumberland Island trails gets big boost from REI campaign

The Georgia Conservancy will receive $56,815 through a voting campaign from Recreational Equipment (REI) for its Cumberland Island Trail Restoration Project.

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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