Photo by: Patrick Gleissner

MSC Projects

MSC projects are large-scale Trailbuilding or Habitat Improvement events, which draw volunteers from across the state.

These multi-day projects, which are coordinated and led by Ice Age Trail Alliance staff, accomplish a lot of work in a short amount of time.

As an MSC project participant, you’ll work hard while having a lot of fun. It’s all about adding more miles on the ground, and you can be a part of it – even if you’ve never built trail before!

What to expect at
an MSC event

Come ready to learn and have a great time. At MSC projects, crew leader volunteers teach fellow volunteers construction and maintenance techniques. Each project is tailored to the needs of the Trail segment, so you might build new Trail one day and upgrade signage the next.

No experience is necessary to participate in an MSC event. You’ll learn everything you need to know from other volunteers.

There’s a role for everyone. No matter your age or ability, anyone can help. And everyone is welcome.

“It’s some of the hardest, most fun, and rewarding work I’ve ever done. We all seem to have a common bond when it comes to building trail and protecting our natural resources. Volunteering for the MSC projects has taken me to areas of the state I probably would not even know about, let alone ever see.”

Rachel Roberts “Fluff Tater”

Trail Steward of the Year

This award recognizes volunteers whose work, in any phase of Trail management, contributes in an extraordinary manner to trail planning, landowner and/or partner relations, trail layout and design, trail construction, trail maintenance, and stewardship work.

View past Trail Steward of the Year award recipients.

View our full list of awards.

Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Ice Age Trail Alliance, Trail Steward of the Year, Jerry Pfeifer, Gerald Pfeifer

Gerald “Jerry” Pfeifer

Read about our 2022 winner here.⇒