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Trail Improvement, Madison Segment, Dane County

February 18, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Photo Credit: Cameron Gillie

Continuing our great start at University Ridge!

Come out and help us continue trail corridor-clearing in beautiful oak-hickory woods at University Ridge!  With a little luck, we’ll mostly complete stage 1 of this project before spring rolls around.
On Saturday, Feb. 18 we will continue opening up the trail corridor, creating nearby brush piles in the woods for burning later.  (We won’t be dragging brush to the corn field anymore.)
What: Help remove invasive trees and shrubs on the University Ridge trail section.  We will cut, treat and pile brush nearby.
Please note: we will not be burning brush piles on this work day.  We will have a fire pit for cooking your lunch and warming up.
When: Saturday, February 18, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  If you need to leave earlier, no worries.
Where:  Park and meet at the O.J. Noer Turf Facility, 2502 S. Pleasant View Rd. (aka County M), Verona.  Please see the attached map.
How to dress/what to expect: We will cut, move and pile brush & small trees.  All hand tools will be provided.  Please dress appropriately for the weather.  Bring work gloves (a spare pair is handy if  they get wet), water, snacks and lunch.  Disposable ear plugs will be available for hearing protection.  If you have ear muffs, please bring them.  Safety glasses will also be available.  Again, if you have your own pair, bring them.
Volunteers in Parks (VIP) program: The National Park Service asks that all volunteers file, on a yearly basis, a Volunteer Service Agreement form. In the unlikely event of an injury, a VIP’s medical expenses are covered by the federal government. If you did not file a Volunteer Service Agreement in 2022, please do so before this trail event: https://www.iceagetrail.org/wp-content/uploads/Packet-Individual-301a-exp-10_2024.pdf
If you plan to help with this project, please reply to the email listed below.  This is very important so I can plan for enough tools and equipment It also allows me to communicate with you, should plans change due to weather, etc.
Courtesy: If you are going to arrive late or cannot come as planned, I understand.  Please afford me and your fellow volunteers the courtesy of a phone call, text or email to me as early as possible.  Thank you.


February 18, 2023
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Ed Spoon


Dane, Madison, Noer Turfgrass
2502 County Hwy M
Verona, WI 59593
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