Ice Age Interpretive Site
March 15 – 16, 2019
(South Central Wisconsin)
Project Area Map [PDF]
Fire, ice, and marshmallows; toss in an extra hour of daylight, good company to break the chill of winter with, and the 2019 Trailbuilding Season is officially underway!!
What We’re Doing
We’re cutting and burning invasive brush to prepare the way for new tread construction to follow in the warmer months. We’ll use fire, chainsaws, handsaws, loppers and herbicide. You’ll learn from local experts and have a hand in revealing a heretofore unseen story of continental proportions that will, with your help, soon be a new signature section of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.
All Abilities and Talents Welcome
As with all Mobile Skills Crew events, no experience is necessary and volunteers of all ages are welcome…bring a friend! Your participation is welcome for any amount of time you can give. Hands-on training provided by certified volunteer crew leaders gets you in the mix with no wasted time.
To help us plan this event with your needs in mind, please register by Monday, March 11th.
Your contribution of time and energy is welcome for any part of the event, or the entire project. Work begins Friday 9am, March 15, and concludes Saturday 4pm, March 16. Lunch will be provided both days. There is no camping or base camp for this project BUT several Dane County chapter members are OFFERING TO HOST volunteers who are looking for lodging Friday night. The local chapter contact name and number is available on the Registration page.
Please join us at 8075 Old Sauk Pass, Cross Plains, WI 53528 and follow the yellow IAT Event signs pointing you to parking and the Volunteer Check In station.
What to Bring
- Bring snowshoes and ice cleats (Micro Spikes, Yak Traks, etc.) for secure footing.
- A plastic sled to haul gear may prove helpful.
- Have appropriate ‘near-fire’ clothing (no synthetics – leave that fancy coat at home).
- Bring clothing to dress in layers for warmth and to keep dry.
- A daypack, leather gloves, water bottle(s) and a thermos of warm beverage is hard to beat.
- Certified sawyers are welcome and encouraged to bring your own saw and PPE.
Please contact Brad Crary (262-370-2995) or the IATA office (800-227-0046).
We hope to see you soon!
The Ice Age Interpretive Site Project Team