Thursday, October 15, 2015
Every year I get a letter like this with the total house of volunteer time that the PATC has donated to maintaining the trails. It is backed up with several pages of data with date and areas of work that took place over the year. When you consider that in full time employment a person works about 2,000 hours a year, the gift of 1,731 hours of volunteer trail work is substantial!
And PATC is just one of a number of organizations that devote regular volunteer time to NOVA Parks. We track all of the volunteer hours that individuals, and groups donate. In total it is equivalent to a full time position at every one of our parks! So, it is not a stretch to say that we could not operate as a park agency if we did not have all the wonderful volunteers that we do.
So to all those that volunteer to help park agencies do their job, I say: THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!