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RECONNECT: Blue Hills Chapter – Creating Passable Trail in Rusk County

July 9, 2020 @ 9:00 am - July 10, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Ice Age Trail, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Reconnect, Trail Improvement Days

We are joining forces with the Blue Hills and Chippewa Moraine Chapters to mow and make more passable, the Ice Age Trail through the Blue Hills.

Crews of 2-3 will fan out to mow, brush back the Trail, and improve signage. Tools, equipment, and PPE will be provided.

Bring your own food and water and camping equipment. There will be no base camp, but there are numerous campgrounds in the area and the County Forest is open for dispersed camping.

When: Thursday, July 9 and Friday, July 10; 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (each day).

Where: Meet at the Murphy Flowage Recreation Picnic Area (click link)

GPS coordinates: Longitude -91.5125; Latitude 45.5738

Project capacity: 10 volunteers

Register: email Dave Caliebe – [email protected].

Volunteers in Parks and COVID-19 Safety Information:

  • Please complete this COVID-19 OF-301A Fillable Form. The National Park Service (NPS) requires every volunteer to complete a COVID-19 OF-301A Volunteer Service Agreement, whether you are a new IATA volunteer or a returning volunteer who has not yet filled out the post-March 24, 2020 version of this form.
  • Please email the completed form to Dan Watson, NPS Volunteer Coordinator, ([email protected]). Dan will reply to you with a signed copy of the form.

Please read through these documents as they provide additional safety guidelines:

  1. A Cover Letter from Eric Gabriel, Superintendent[PDF]
  2. IATR-VIP Risk Assessment Tool[PDF]
  3. Covid19Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)[PDF]

What to expect/what to bring/what to wear:

  • We will have a physically-distanced, COVID-aware work site;
  • Tools, equipment, and PPE will be provided;
  • Bring your own food and water and camping equipment;
  • boots preferred; closed-toe shoes and socks required;
  • long pants;
  • long or short-sleeved shirt (bring both);
  • leather work gloves;
  • hat (optional);
  • leather work gloves;
  • hand sanitizer;
  • sunscreen and bug spray.


July 9, 2020 @ 9:00 am
July 10, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
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SULO, Murphy Flowage Recreation Picnic Area
Murphy Flowage County Park
Weyerhaeuser, WI United States
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