Hello LHIP community,
Today and tomorrow are the final two days that I will be working at Grand Canyon National Park this summer. I have to say it was a great time. I met many interesting people of various backgrounds, which includes many geology majors. It was neat learning about botany, … Read more
This is my last week with the YCC interns. I am very sad because I have gotten to know them and they have been such amazing kids. I know that all of them are going to succeed in whatever it is they decide to do with their lives.
Tarryn and I have been going to different places to gather signatures … Read more
This week has been very stressful for me. This week is Grand Canyon’s first annual Latino Conservation Week event. Our event was on Friday, July 21st. I had missed a whole week of potential planning because of the Rim-to-Rim, but that is something I was anticipating. I had to gather all of the supplies for the event, double check that … Read more
This is the final week with the Veg YCC crew. On Monday, we were weeding out invasive bull thistles as well as cat nip mints. The rest of the entire week, the crew has been working on the school garden. Everyone has finished up with their specific polygon. All we are doing now is mulching the vicinity to … Read more
This past week, the YCC veg crew went on a hike starting at the south rim of Grand Canyon National Park to the north rim. We spent the first four days in the canyon and the fifth day we explored the north rim, Vermilion Cliffs, Lee’s Ferry, and then drove back to the south rim. On Monday, it … Read more
There has been some really great progress made thus far on the Barrio Viejo National Historic Landmark Project. The Fieldwork team who are uploading architectural data has surveyed the entire neighborhood with the exception of the Barrio Santa Rosa extension. The Fieldwork volunteers are going back to double check their work and also incorporate ‘non-contributing’ properties that the project’s GIS … Read more
It has been a busy week. Everyone in Veg. YCC has been working hard on the Grand Canyon high school project. We are officially done with weeding out exotics in the vicinity and have started digging holes and planting natives. The garden is coming along pretty nicely. We would have finished by now, however an epic thunderstorm rushed us away … Read more
This past week was a capstone to all the work we have accomplished in the span of this Barrio Viejo National Historic Landmark Project. We organized a thank you event to extend our gratitude to the crowd-sourced project volunteers at the downtown Tucson Hotel Congress. It was a really special event, and a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge our appreciation for … Read more
So here goes my last week, Week 10, as an intern with LHIP at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument (CAGR) in Coolidge, Arizona! Time feels like it has gone lightning fast (like the lightning the monsoons are bringing in), putting me at the end of my internship before I feel even remotely ready to leave!
This last weekend I … Read more