As we descended down the map to Lake Amistad, our first stop turned out to be the Mexico border which we managed to find by driving only a few short minutes after missing our turn in Del Rio. This was exciting for us since I don’t think anyone on our crew thought we would be that close to Mexico! Soon after our little detour, we met up with our project partner Pat Wharton, whom we first met in Oklahoma on our trip to the Black Kettle National Grasslands. It was a privilege and honor to work and learn from Pat again and we were all happy and excited to see him. Besides working with a great supervisor, we were lovingly taken under the wing of the wonderful staff of Lake Amistad who took extra measures to make sure we were fully stocked with ice and gatorade everyday. Between the invasive work, the great partners, and the awesome lake to cool off in each day, I think it’s safe to say that this was one trip that will not soon be forgotten!
Colin Trotter, ECorps Member