Pepperdine Step Forward Volunteer Day, September 8, 2018
Seventeen Pepperdine University students, part of their annual Step Forward Day of volunteerism, were bused to the new Westlake Village YMCA and Community Park to help with the construction of the connector trail up to the Saddle Pass Trail. The volunteers, all young women, hiked the half mile to the work site and got to work to extend the partially completed trail. Unfortunately, this was one of the hottest days of the year and there was no shade on the trail, so we headed back to the parking area early to wait in the shade for the bus to pick them up. The temperature was 99 degrees in the parking area when we left. Despite the shortened work day, the students said they learned a lot about what’s involved in constructing trails, and they did a great job! Thanks to the Pepperdine students for helping out! Here are some photos for their work.