Soul Shakedown: The MSC Season Launches!!

Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Mobile Skill Crew Season Launches, triple-header, Ringle Segment, Firth Lake Segment, Wall Hi Segment

A moss covered erratic is one of the treasures waiting to be discovered on the soon-to-be Walla Hi Segment. Photo by Tim Malzhan

Ice Age Trail Supporters!

Dispense with data management and deadlines. The 2017 triple-header season opener is happening at three locations across the State!

All great ideas need a canvas upon which to rest. Inspired trail experiences owe their origin to clearing and cutting brush to rough in a “corridor of opportunity”.  And, it’s fun! Corridor clearing is a great way to see positive results in a hurry and a wide-range of ages and skills can get a thrill wielding a handsaw or clippers.

What We’re Doing:

We’re starting the season early to get ahead of seasonal restrictions on cutting or pruning oak trees, and to avoid disturbance to bird nesting seasons. The triple-header events will help chapters in Marathon, Chippewa, and Manitowoc counties manage their respective trail maintenance needs. Each is preparing their trails for blockbuster tread construction events to follow later in the season.

Tools will be provided, but Certified Sawyers are encouraged to bring their own gear.

Mobile Skills Crew Triple-Header Details:

Corridor clearing events are scheduled in 3 different locations for the weekend of Friday, April 7th and Saturday, April 8th. Select a project area nearest you, or head to a part of the State you’ve never visited before, your choice.

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Mobile Skills Crew 2017 Season, Triple-header, Ringle Segment, Marathon County

Chainsaw and brush clearing to prepare for NEW trail construction in May and August.

Register for the project

See a map of the project area

 Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Corridor Clearing, Mobile Skills Crew 2017 Season, triple-header Firth Lake Segment, Chippewa County

Chainsaw and brush clearing to ready the canvas for NEW trail construction in October.

Register for the project

See a map of the project area

 Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Walla Hi, Mobile Skills Crew 2017 Season, Walla Hi Segment, Manitowoc County

Chainsaw, brush clearing and invasive plant removal in advance of NEW trail construction in September.

Register for the project

See a map of the project area

Registration:

Excited! Want to help?

As with all Mobile Skills Crew events, no experience is necessary and there’s a role for volunteers of all ages and abilities…bring the family! Your contribution is welcome for any amount of time you can give.

To help us plan this event with your needs in mind, please register by Sunday, April 2nd.

Carpooling Note: If you’re in need of a ride or have an extra seat or two in your car, please head to our Facebook page and post a note.

Questions?

Please contact Brad Crary (262-370-2995, [email protected]) or the IATA office (800-227-0046).

We hope to see you soon!

 

Happy Trails,

 

The Triple Header MSC Project Team