Trail Enhancement Event- Lodi Valley Chapter
August 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
After an incredibly productive work day in July our next work day will be Saturday, August 11th, meeting at the west Gibraltar Rock parking area on Hwy V, starting at 9:00 am, to continue our multi-day effort to improve the trail from the kiosk up to the Horton vista. We plan to work until about noon, but come for as much or as little time as you can give. Watch for the yellow Ice Age Trail Event signs.
We have a number of tasks for the day that include scraping and re-staining parts of the kiosk; clearing brush along the re-location of the trail; improving water diversions; refreshing and repainting all the yellow blazes; as well as more work on building a set of stone steps to eliminate a steep and eroded section of trail. Which tasks we attack that day will depend on the number of volunteers taking part.
This is a 9-year anniversary of this section of our trails as it was originally built in April 2013 by a state-wide Mobile Skills Crew project and involved the OSC charter school from Lodi.
All the tools will be provided, just wear long pants and sleeves with sturdy shoes, bring some water, work gloves (we’ll have extras to use), and your energetic attitude!
Questions? Contact Bill at [email protected] or 608-843-3926.
As a valued volunteer with the Ice Age Trail, we thank you. We want you to know of an important action you need to take to ensure that you have a completed Individual Volunteer Agreement established with the National Park Service for continuing your valued work on the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. The volunteer agreement guarantees that you have access to important safety information and work guidance. The volunteer agreement also extends the same protections to you for injury coverage that federal employees receive, should you become injured while performing approved volunteer activities.
Please take a few minutes TODAY to go to the following link: https://www.nps.gov/iatr/getinvolved/supportyourpark/upload/Individual-301a.pdf
Pencil in these upcoming workdays:
September 10 when we will also be improving and relocating trail on the Gibraltar Segment
And don’t forget:
Full Moon birthday hike August 9th – there will be cake!
Tyke Hike on August 20th