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Trail Improvement Event-Lodi Valley Chapter

November 12, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Dane County Chapter, Winter Workday

Stewardship Workday: Volunteers restore the landscape and burn piles of brush in the winter. Photo by Brent Sieling

The Event:

Greetings Volunteers!
After several productive workdays in the last few months our next workday will 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.

Event details:

Saturday, November 12th at 9:00 am.

We have a number of tasks for the day. The re-location of the trail out into the field to avoid the badly eroded areas that will improve the hiker experience is mostly done – hurrah!! There are a few finishing touches to be done.  There are also water diversions that need improvement and refreshing.  Work will continue on building a set of stone steps to eliminate a steep and eroded section of trail. Which tasks we tackle that day will depend on the number of volunteers taking part.

The November workday is often our last one of the year as the ground becomes too frozen to work. We do have a day scheduled for December 10th that is always weather dependent. More on that later.

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!

Location details:

We will meet at the West Gibraltar Rock Trailhead/Parking lot on Highway V; Watch for the yellow Ice Age Trail Event signs.

Questions? Contact Bill at billpatti@charter.net 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 events:

Nov 19th: Tyke Hike

Dec 7th: Full Moon Hike with our special guest – Santa Claus!

Dec 10th: Workday

Dec 17th: Tyke Hike…with Santa


November 12, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Bill Welch


GIbraltar Segment CTH-V West Parking Area
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