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Trailbuilding: Lodi Marsh Segment, Columbia and Dane Counties

April 7 @ 8:00 am - April 9 @ 4:30 pm

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Lodi Marsh Boardwalk project, Athletic Brewing Company

Boardwalk building crews from the Lodi Valley and Dane County Chapters invite you to join them April 7 – 9 for a project along the Lodi Marsh Segment. The event will reroute the Ice Age Trail toward more exciting views, and a brand-new boardwalk will eliminate a perennially muddy section on this well-loved segment.

Thanks to a $10,000 Two for the Trails* grant, a program of Athletic Brewing Company, a boardwalk will be built over a water-logged section, helping restore the overgrown wetland.

Come prepared to help fasten deck boards on what could become a 371-foot-long boardwalk spanning the mud. This project aims to improve the hiking experience: keeping boots dry and offering better views of Center Bluff and the spring-fed Lodi Marsh.

All Talents and Abilities Welcome!

As with all Ice Age Trail events, no experience is necessary. There’s a role for volunteers of all ages and abilities. Hands-on training provided by certified and friendly volunteer crew leaders will help you get started immediately.


To help us plan this event with your needs in mind, please register by Wednesday March 30, 2022.

Event is Full





Your contribution of time and energy is welcome for any part of the event. Registration is limited to approximately 30 volunteers per day, so don’t delay your registration!

The event begins Thursday, April 7, and concludes Saturday, March 9. Trail construction activities begin each day around 8:00 a.m. and typically wrap up by 4:30 p.m.

Google map directions are found here.

Volunteer Check In Information

Volunteers should report each day to The Ice Age Trail: Robertson Trailhead on Lodi-Springfield Road. Parking for this event is VERY limited, so please carpool when possible.

What to Bring 

  • Please bring your own meals and beverages.
  • Long-sleeve shirts and pants for trail work; mud boots if you have them, WILL come in handy.
  • Plan for variable weather – bring warm layers and rain gear.
  • Sturdy hiking or work boots (no tennis shoes) and leather work gloves.
  • Day pack, water bottles, insect repellent, a hat and gaiters.


Please contact Dave Caliebe (715-577-8954) or the IATA office (800-227-0046).

We hope to see you soon!

Happy Trails,

The Lodi Marsh Segment Project Team

*Two for the Trails is a program from Athletic Brewing Company, the nation’s leading non-alcoholic craft brewery. Each year, two percent of Athletic Brewing Co.’s sales are allocated to the program, which supports active and healthy lifestyles in the outdoors.


April 7 @ 8:00 am
April 9 @ 4:30 pm
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Dave Caliebe


Dane, Lodi Marsh SWA, Robertson Trailhead, Kiosk
7771 Lodi-Springfield Rd
Lodi, WI United States
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