A whole lot of the same thing

Each day is a little warmer than the last, and now that the clocks have sprung past Daylight Saving time yet again there’s actually a decent amount of light left after the workday is over. The flip side is that unfortunately, its back to being utterly black out when I wake up in the morning. Our service with the National Seashore has remained, unlike the light levels, pretty much static over the past few weeks. Most days are some variation on cutting trees, piling branches, and burning everything. I’ve completely lost my ability to smell wood smoke on my clothes, I’m guessing that’s because everything I own is saturated with it. Think I’m joking, take a look at what my schedule has been for the past month:

Cutting and Burning in Eastham, Wellfleet, and Truro.

Cutting and Burning in Eastham, Wellfleet, and Truro.

There are a few novel projects in there, sterilizing our house while a particularly nasty flu-variant was moving through the other Americorps members like wildfire was a change of pace, as was constructing the educational boards for next years S-212 class at the Seashore. Other than that though, its been all fuels management, and I have the pictures to prove it.

Burning Piles other Americorps Members made for us at the Wellfleet Audubon

Burning Piles other Americorps Members made for us at the Wellfleet Audubon

Clearing roadsides at Pilgrim Springs

Clearing roadsides at Pilgrim Springs

Continuing to clear and maintain Old Kings Highway, an important portion of Cape Cod's emergency infrastructure.

Continuing to clear and maintain Old Kings Highway, an important portion of Cape Cod’s emergency infrastructure.

Clearing trees from the Penniman House at Fort Hill in Eastham.

Clearing trees from the Penniman House at Fort Hill in Eastham.

No doubt, as the weather warms our assignments will begin to vary a little more. On the plus side however, we’ve gotten a massive (from my perspective at least) amount accomplished in the last few months. Between the Americorps members and the Fire Crew members we put in 400 person-hours a week on projects like these. Things get done.

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Posted on March 13, 2013, in Americorps Cape Cod and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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