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Mobile Skills Crew Trailbuilding Event, Portage and Waupaca Counties
March 30, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
What We’re Doing
We usher out the year with 1.5 miles of trail construction, signage, plenty of meals to cook and some rock work for good measure. The new route of the Ice Age Trail through Hartman Creek State Park leads users past deep, dry kettles, tall oaks and rocks left scattered from the ever-present glacier.
The IATA provides food, tools, and campsites free to all who volunteer. No previous experience is necessary; training is provided by certified volunteer crew leaders. There will be roles for all ages and abilities.
Your contribution is welcome for any part of the event or the entire project. Work begins on Tuesday, Oct. 13, and concludes Sunday, Oct. 18. 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 repellant, 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.
To help us plan this event with your needs in mind, please register by Saturday, October 10.
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.
Please contact Brad Crary (262-370-2995, [email protected]) or the IATA office (800-227-0046).