George Mason students organize hike to escape covid restrictions

Northern Virginia, like much of the nation, still has severe restrictions in place on indoor gatherings over Covid-19. To relieve some cabin fever, George Mason University students in Fairfax, VA organized a hike outdoors in nearby Burke Lake Park to get a breath of fresh air!

Students walk along the trail on a crisp day.

“It was a nice day, and this gave us a good opportunity to keep students engaged and even have everyone meet new students involved,” said event organizer David Bucarey. “One new student Bailey might take over for me next year as the leader of the club, and it was great for students Peter, Sam, Feven, and Sham to get to know him better.”

The CFACT club at George Mason University has been very active this year despite the school lockdowns. Group leader David Bucarey helped deliver Green New Deal facts to educate voters in November, organized several hikes, and participated in a Dept. of the Interior forum on Biden’s oil and gas leasing ban. David sent a letter to the Department opposing the ban on behalf of the CFACT group at George Mason.

“The hikes are important too because it shows students who don’t necessarily agree with us on all the political issues that we love the environment,” David added. “We have to steward nature, and this helps us appreciate how important that is.”