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Marty Swank: Volunteer Spotlight

Marty Swank, volunteer with the NCTA Chequamegon Chapter, has now donated 10,000 hours of his time to the North Country National Scenic Trail. The National Park Service (NPS) and North Country Trail Association (NCTA) thank Marty deeply for his efforts, and have presented him with a NPS Volunteer-in-Parks (VIP) award. When Marty was asked about […]

Why I Volunteer: Marty Swank

The North Country Trail Association┬áhas an incredible roster of volunteers who build and maintain the North Country National Scenic Trail. Each volunteer has a story of why they’re involved: Here’s Marty Swank’s. Marty, of the Chequamegon Chapter in Wisconsin, earned a Tom Gilbert Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Annual Celebration. This award recognizes 15 […]