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Winter Stewardship Event – IATA’s Steenbock Preserve, Gibraltar Rock Segment

February 27 @ 8:30 am - February 29 @ 4:30 pm

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“Gib” first opened in 2005 to instant acclaim. This event enhances the Trail experience by clearing eastern red cedar and gets a jump on spring to-dos. Sawyers, all-important swampers, and crew leaders needed!

No previous experience is necessary; training is provided by certified volunteer crew leaders. There will be roles for all ages and abilities. The IATA will provide lunch each day in the field, however, there is no organized camping or lodging provided for this winter stewardship event.

See a map of the project area [PDF]


Your contribution is welcome for any part of the event or the entire project. Work begins on Thursday, February 27, and concludes Saturday, February 29. Trail stewardship activities begin each day around 8:30 a.m. and wrap up by 4:30 p.m. Ample parking is available at the Hwy 113 Wayside Parking area (just north of the event area). We’ll meet here daily and event signs will direct you towards the work areas.

What to Bring:

  • We recommend a long-sleeve shirt and pants for trail work.
  • 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, and a hat.

Special Notes:

We love dogs, but we ask that you not bring them to this event. Woolly mammoths are welcome.



February 27 @ 8:30 am
February 29 @ 4:30 pm
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