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Community Service Projects

British Virgin Islands II

 

17 Days | Summer 2018

Community Service Projects

British Virgin Islands II

 

17 Days | Summer 2018
  • In partnership with the BVI Tourist Board:
    • Constructed four 2-by-2-foot planters for the Pond Bay Trail.
    • Installed rope handrails for the trail walkways.
    • Constructed five benches.
    • Cut pallets to make the bases and added two-by-sixes for seats and backrests.
    • Constructed 16 planters of different sizes (ranging from 2-by-2 feet to 2-by-4 feet).

 

  • In partnership with local contacts:
    • With Mark Noel, cleared hurricane debris. Removed a fallen-down fence at North End basketball court;
    • With Khoy Smith (on Tortola), demolished and cleared damaged poultry processor. Assisted in the preparation of the site and materials for concrete-and-cinder-block building at farm.
  • In partnership with Humane Society Animal Shelter (on Tortola), raked and swept the grounds. Walked shelter dogs.

 

  • With the National Park Trust:
    • Constructed an 8-by-16-foot boardwalk at the end of the trail to the Baths, using two-by-sixes. Shoveled and shaped the pathway. Measured and cut wood. Installed support system and top boards.
    • Cleared fallen branches and rubble at picnic area on Virgin Gorda Peak.
    • Recycled wood from three destroyed picnic benches to make two new benches.
    • Constructed four new A-frames using hand tools and a screw gun. Top boards were added and benches painted.
  • At St. Mary’s Church,
    • Cleared a dumpster of debris from the community center.
    • Reclaimed 30 two-by-sixes at the community center, removing nails and screws.
    • Built a second basketball court.
    • Built a mosaic walkway to the bathrooms.
    • Repaired broken-down walls inside St. Mary’s School.

 

  • With Green Clean (Julie Schwartz),
    • Cleared collapsed historical house and surrounding lot.
    • Built four 4-by-8-foot planters out of pallets.
    • Built two 4-by-8-foot compost bins out of pallets.

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Team BVI II


Leaders
Geza Tokes, Kodee Cloninger, Colt Deschenes, Georgios Sarailidis, Emily Ponten

ParticipantsAlyssa Berg, Arianna Gordon, Avery Epstein, Brandon Yee, Caroline West, Emily Kern, Jack Ashby, Jack Henderson, James Adams, Jenna Conn, Laisa Garcia, Michael Wright, Neelufa Beg, Rachel Kent-Susswein, Tsai-Fang Chiang, Walker Regalbuto, Yiwen Yin

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