LLYC: ONE FAMILY, FOUR GENERATIONS IN THE CANYON
Bill Cody is one of the founders of Laity Lodge Youth Camp and the namesake of Laity Lodge’s Cody Center for the arts. His legacy with the Foundation goes back to the 1960s, and this summer, his granddaughter developed that family legacy even further.
Sarah Cody came to the Canyon as an LLYC parent for the first time.
In a recent blog for LLYC Alumni, Sarah says, “My husband and I just dropped off our two oldest boys at LLYC yesterday for the first time, and I can’t explain how incredible the feeling was … Apart from being super jealous that I couldn’t stay, and sad to leave my babies, I’m over-the-top excited for them because I know what an amazing place they’ll be in.”
Visit llyc.org/the-cody-legacy to read her full reflection.
FRIO RIVER CANYON GETS ROADBED UPGRADE
Quietly over the past year, two of the dirt roads servicing the H. E. Butt Foundation Camps have received an invisible but important upgrade. The foundation’s Property Planning & Stewardship team tested an environmentally sensitive additive—sprayed directly onto the road base—which reduces erosion and mitigates the once commonplace plumes of dust generated when cars and trucks drove through the Canyon. According to Kevin Wessels, assistant director of stewardship at the H. E. Butt Foundation, the new road surfacing provides greater tire traction on hills (the initial test was done on the steep drive up to Quiet House), are less likely to add silt to the Frio River, and are safe for the Canyon’s plants and animals.