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Rock County Trail Community Celebration

September 24, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us in CELEBRATING Janesville’s new status as an Ice Age Trail Community!

Celebrating Janesville Rock County Chapter as Trail CommunityTo celebrate this designation, the City of Janesville and the Rock County Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance and are hosting an Ice Age Trail Community Designation Party on Saturday, September 24th from 10 AM to 1 PM.

Cake, ice cream, and bottled water will be available while it lasts.

In recognition that we are a hiking community: we will host two guided hikes, a nature hike, orienteering, and make available other hiking related activities and materials. Outdoor related displays and materials from the National Park Service, the Department of Natural Resources and the City of Janesville will also be exhibited.

All activities, including the guided hikes and a ribbon-cutting ceremony, will start in Riverside Park, 2200 Parkside Drive, Janesville, adjacent to the ball field.

10:00 a.m. : Hikes and activities

Noon: Cake and ice cream will be served

12:30 p.m.: The ribbon cutting ceremony and presentation

Please follow the yellow ‘Ice Age Trail Event’ signs posted from either Park entrance.

We are celebrating AND we met the following criteria:

A strong community application will include the following:

    • An application committee comprised of elected officials, Chamber of Commerce (or related group), businesses and local Ice Age Trail Alliance chapter representatives
    • Community support for the Ice Age Trail and Ice Age Trail Alliance is evident
    • Language for the protection of the Ice Age Trail is included in local land use plans, planning tools, ordinances, and/or guidelines; or demonstrate support to amend change or add to such plans
    • Involvement with the Ice Age Trail Alliance or Ice Age Trail with a local school including participation, or willingness to participate in, a Saunters program or service-learning event
    • Willingness to host a volunteer-based event such as a Mobile Skills Crew event, local chapter hike(s) or trailwide events



September 24, 2016
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Dennis James
(608) 302-1885