By Heidi Ware Carlisle, IBO Education and Outreach Director
Volunteers Worked to Replace Railings at IBO’s Lucky Peak Station
This summer we sent out a request to our volunteer email list for much-needed help rebuilding some railings at our Lucky Peak camp. If you’ve been an IBO fan for a while, you might remember our huge camp upgrade in 2010, when we added the large visitor camping area, a yurt, and three wall tents. After more than ten years and winters under heavy snowfall, the camp’s railings had definitely seen better days.
They were falling apart left and right!
Within hours of sending out the call for volunteers, two different folks replied saying they would sign up for the job. Oops! But it was a good problem to have! I replied telling them about the conundrum and offered that they could do rock-paper-scissors to see who would take on the project. Luckily, by pure coincidence, it turned out that our two enthusiastic responders Liz Cody and Scott Urban already knew each other!
They worked it out and decided to team up on the project!
Hard work, and a Job Well Done
Over the course of the fall season, you’d often find Liz and Clyde Cody with Scott up at the peak hard at work. They used fallen branches from the forest surrounding camp to handcraft custom railings. And boy, did they do a fantastic job!
We so appreciate their dedication to these efforts. This project was too big for any of us to take on during our busy fall season (and pretty far beyond most of our carpentry skill levels!) so we were grateful for their hard work.
We’re sure these railings will stand the test of time, and enhance the visitor experience at our research station.
Be sure to admire them when you visit us at Lucky Peak next year!
We’re currently looking for volunteers who can help with Lucky Peak setup and takedown each fall. Ideally we’d love to have a few folks who could “learn the ropes” and help lead these efforts in future years. If that sounds like you, add your name to our volunteer email list and let us know.
Thank You Liz, Clyde, and Scott!
This article is part of our 2023 end of the year newsletter! View the full newsletter here, or click “older posts” below to read the next article.
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