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Rebuilding on National Public Lands Day

The Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area was one of about 2,000 sites improved by volunteers across the country.

About 150 volunteers participated Saturday morning in the annual National Public Lands Day in Lorton by helping repair the damaged trails at the Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area. Six miles out of 13 miles of trails at Meadowood were affected by flooding on Sept. 8. 

The Bureau of Land Management also celebrated the tenth anniversary of managing Meadowood with food, bike riding, a photo contest and crafts. 

"We had a very good day, and lots of people volunteered," said E. Lynn Burkett, Station Manager at Meadowood. 

Sixteen-year-old friends Pharaoh McMillan and Bradley Chari of Woodbridge spent hours under adult supervision clearing rocks and debris foam under a bridge. "I just like to help. This is my fourth year coming to this," said McMillan, who volunteers with the group A New Era for Human Kindness.  


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