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Trailbuilding: Rib Lake Segment, Taylor County
May 18 @ 8:00 am - May 22 @ 12:00 pm
This is the beginning of something big: four brand-new miles of Ice Age Trail in Taylor County. Come prepared to cut fresh tread along the terminal moraine and lay the groundwork for more work this fall. Let’s build momentum toward a ribbon cutting in 2023 for this new section.
What We’re Doing
This multi-year project aims to close gaps along the Rib Lake Segment. The first phase consists of corridor clearing, to prepare for more work in September and a mammoth’s share of tread construction. This is an excellent project to get well acquainted with trail building basics.
All Talents and Abilities Welcome!
As with all Mobile Skills Crew events, no experience is necessary as 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 right away.
To help us plan this event with your needs in mind, please register by Wednesday, May 11, 2022.
Your contribution of time and energy is welcome for any part of the event.
The event begins Wednesday, May 18, and concludes Sunday, May 22. Trail construction activities begin each day around 8:00 a.m. and typically wrap up by 4:30 p.m. On Sunday, work ends by noon.
Meals and Checking in at Base Camp/Volunteer check in information
Volunteers should report each day to Base Camp (TBA at registration).
A light breakfast will be provided, along with dinner, for volunteers staying overnight.
What to Bring
• Please bring your own lunch for each day you are on site.
• Long-sleeve shirts and pants for trail work; mud boots if you have them, may 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 the Trail Team via email ([email protected]) or the IATA office (800-227-0046).
We hope to see you soon!
The Rib Lake Segment Project Team
Learn more about Alliance-sponsored 2022 Trailbuilding and Habitat Management Events.