Last summer they announced $3.2 Million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) would go towards multiple trail projects in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest.
This summer the work will get done. They haven't posted the Feb 8, 2010 press release yet, but it goes something like this -
Title -U.S. Forest Service and SCA to Partner on ARRA Trailwork
Subtitle - National Forest Trails To Benefit from Federal Stimulus Funding
The U.S. Forest Service and the Student Conservation Association (SCA) will partner to improve numerous trails on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, using funding from the ARRA. SCA is currently recruiting to fill nine project leader positions and 37 trail team member positions for seven SCA trail teams. During the summer and fall of 2010, these teams will improve up to 175 miles of national forest trails in Alleghany, Augusta, Bath, Botetourt, Craig, Highland, Montgomery, Roanoke and Smyth Counties.
This is for the Field Staff Positions: