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Mobile Skills Crew Trailbuilding Event – Ice Age Interpretive Site, Dane County
June 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
We created almost 3 miles of new Trail in Dane County last year, and we aim to add more in 2019. Join us as we bring to fruition the first section of the Ice Age Trail in Madison’s “National Park.” Get hands-on experience with wood and stone, artisanal tread, trail signage, and invasive species eradication.
No previous experience is necessary; training is provided by certified volunteer crew leaders. There will be roles for all ages and abilities. The IATA provides food, tools, and campsites free to all who volunteer.
Your contribution is welcome for any part of the event or the entire project. Work begins on Wednesday, June 19, and concludes Sunday, June 23. Trail construction activities begin each day around 8:00 a.m. and typically wrap up between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. On Sunday, work ends by noon.
What to Bring:
- We recommend a long-sleeve shirt and pants for trail work.
- Plan for variable weather – bring warm layers and rain gear.
- Sturdy hiking or work boots (no tennis shoes) and leather work gloves.
- Day pack, water bottles, insect repellent, sunscreen and a hat.
- If camping, bring a headlamp, tent, sleeping gear and toiletries.
- Consider bringing a lawn chair; you’ll appreciate having it to relax around the fire in comfortable clothes at the end of the day.
We love dogs, but we ask that you not bring them to this event. Woolly mammoths are welcome.