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American Conservation Experience Volunteers Help Point Lobos State Natural Reserve Recover from Storm Damage

Young Adults Roll Up Their Sleeves to Improve Trails Ahead of the Busy Summer Season

April 19, 2023 –
As California communities continue to recover from damage caused by recent storms, American Conservation Experience (ACE) crew members have been working with California State Parks to restore severely impacted trails at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.

For nearly four months, a crew with the ACE Pacific West division has performed repairs on numerous trails including completely resurfacing an ADA accessible trail. They also installed rock steps, built a puncheon bridge, and moved over 2,000 cubic feet of material and rock.

“ACE is excited to play a role in providing repairs and enhancements to Point Lobos State Natural Reserve enabling individuals to enjoy this national treasure,” said ACE CEO and President Laura Herrin. “We applaud the young adults who stepped up to make an impact and we appreciate their commitment to environmental service.”

American Conservation Experience (ACE) is a non-profit conservation corps that recruits and trains young adults and military veterans from all backgrounds to complete a range of restoration, recreation, and historic preservation projects across the U.S. and in several territories.  Corps members serve in professionally supervised teams as they explore future outdoor careers, learn practical field skills, and develop confidence as emerging leaders in the field of conservation. The organization has hub locations across the country including Sacramento and Ridgecrest, CA. To get involved or learn more, visit




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