2018 Earth Day at ACLT
This past weekend, the community came out to the American Chestnut Land Trust’s North Side this weekend to celebrate Earth Day by enjoying a 5k Trail Run & Hike and participating in the annual Earth Day clean up.
On Saturday, what turned out to be a brisk but sunny day, more than 75 participants gathered to run ACLT’s Earth Day 5k. The circuit incorporates a trail down a long hillside, a stretch which follows along the beautiful Parkers Creek, and then a grueling long steady incline to the finish line.
The top time for 2018 was 22 minutes and 22 seconds, achieved by Noah Wood of Dares Beach. The top female competitor time was 26 minutes and 57 seconds achieved by ACLT’s own Autumn Phillips-Lewis.
Medals were awarded to the top 3 male and top 3 female finishers. Participants also were selected for raffle prizes of an ACLT water aluminum bottle, the new ACLT embroidered hat, and a guided canoe trip for 4.
Sunday saw 40 volunteers back at ACLT, ready to get their hands dirty. Multiple projects were tackled ranging from cleaning up the beds around the ACLT office to picking up trash on our newest property, Holly Hill.
124 tires!!! More than 3,800 lbs!
The most amazing result was the number of tires that had been dumped on the property over many decades. Beyond that, volunteers filled an entire dumpster with their clean-up efforts.
Staff and volunteers at ACLT are dedicated to caring for and protecting the earth – our land and waterways and its wildlife. Thanks to everyone who came out to share our favorite holiday with us and for making our world a little brighter and a little better.
To become a member of or volunteer at ACLT, to make a donation or find out about upcoming events, visit our website at http://acltweb.org .
Treat every day like Earth Day!