2011 DRY STONE CONSERVANCY TEACHING PROGRAM                           Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, Elverson, Pennsylvania:                           When my Scottish friend Neil Rippingale invited me to join him and another friend  Dale Mitchell, to teach, my heart leapt for joy. As training program manager forContinue reading

2009 Camp Ripley, Little Falls, Minnesota                       Camp Ripley is home both to a Veteran’s Cemetery and a National Guard Training Base. The original dry stone perimeter walls were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (C.C.C.) in phases from 1934 -1942  using locally quarried granite. The C.C.C. was a public work relief program inContinue reading