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Eagle project restores Rexford school nature trail

Volunteers fix an existing foot bridge on the Red Pine Trail in the John Youngblood Nature Preserve at Glencliff Elementry School in Rexford on Saturday, October 19, 2013.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Volunteers fix an existing foot bridge on the Red Pine Trail in the John Youngblood Nature Preserve at Glencliff Elementry School in Rexford on Saturday, October 19, 2013.
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When Tommy Stevenson was at Glencliff Elementary School, his teachers would take his classes behind the building and into the John F. Youngblood Wildlife Sanctuary, a scenic patch of woods, trails, streams and ponds. His science class would go on the trails to study animals, plants and photosynthesis. His gym class would go out there for hikes or cross-country skiing. “Kids don’t come out here anymore,” said Stevenson, now a freshman at Niskayuna High School. ...

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