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Trailbuilding: Rice Lake Preserve, Marathon County

July 13 @ 8:00 am - July 17 @ 12:00 pm

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The newly expanded Rice Lake Preserve is ready to host Ice Age Trail. Come help create a brand-new segment offering a welcome reprieve during a 28-mile-long road walk. The preserve promises to be an unexpected gem: a white cedar bog, massive erratics, and a charming lake. In addition, this mile-long, off-road path will offer several amenities, including a dispersed camping area, and a boat landing nearby.

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What We’re Doing

We’re building a nearly 900-foot-long boardwalk, creating a pleasant crossing over the white cedar bog. It would be a shame to waste all the great stone in the area, so expect some stonework. We will cut fresh trail, create a Dispersed Camping Area, and install signage.

Project Area Map.

All Talents and Abilities Welcome!

As with all Mobile Skills Crew 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 Sunday, July 10.





Your contribution of time and energy is welcome for any part of the event.

The event begins Wednesday, July 13, 2022 and concludes Sunday, July 17, 2022. 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

Camping is available at 222780 Duncan Road, Hatley 54440 for those staying overnight.

A light breakfast will be provided, along with dinner, for volunteers staying overnight. Please bring beverages, snacks, and meals for lunches in the field.

Volunteers should report each day to the Volunteer Check-In at the boat launch on Rice Lake Drive (Google maps directions are found here), see project map. Follow the yellow ‘Ice Age Trail Event’ signs.

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!

Happy Trails,

The Rice Lake Segment Project Team

Learn more about Alliance-sponsored 2022 Trailbuilding and Habitat Management Events.


July 13 @ 8:00 am
July 17 @ 12:00 pm
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IATA Trail Team