Students Help Restore National Park Over Spring Break

HPU High Point University Joshua Tree National Park

HPU High Point University Joshua Tree National ParkHIGH POINT, N.C., March 8, 2013 – A group of HPU students spent their spring break restoring Joshua Tree National Park in California.

Students and their adviser spent their nights camping and days working with the National Parks Service moving rocks, cutting bushes and building retaining walls along the parks’ trails. They even helped build a brand new 1.3 mile trail in the park.

“That made us some of the first people to ever hike the trail, which was pretty cool,” says senior Dylan Robinson.

This was Robinson’s sixth alternative break trip, and he says it was unlike any other.

“The alternative break program is a great way to experience new things and get students out of the classroom. It exemplifies HPU’s value of services, and allows people to give back in unique ways,” says Robinson.

The group is scheduled to return to HPU late Sunday night.

A second group of students is assisting tornado victims in Tuscaloosa, Ala. this week.

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