Rock County Chapter

Rock County Volunteer Safety Handbook [PDF]

Rock County Chapter hosts workdays and special events throughout the year. In addition to our work on the Ice Age Trail, our chapter members work in collaboration with the Rock Trail Coalition in developing the Ice Age Trail and other trails in the county.

Monthly Meetings

4th Tuesday of each month (November Meeting Executive Planning Meeting / No Meeting in December); 6 – 7:30 pm

2020 Annual Meeting

Tuesday, January 28th
6 – 8 pm
The Venue, 37 S Water St, Janesville, WI

February – April; October and November; Emailed to List and Posted on Event Calendar
May – September: Riverside Park North Pavilion; Janesville

Trail Improvement Days 2020

Check IATA Website or Chapter Facebook page for location maps

  • Saturday, March 21
    • 9 am – Noon
    • Devils Staircase Trail
    • Limestone Steps; Brush Clearing; Invasive Removal
  • Week of March 23 – 27
    • Eagle Scout Project
    • JSOL
    • Dates and times TBD
  • April
    • Eagle Scout Project
    • JSOL
    • Dates and times TBD
  • Saturday and Sunday; April 11 & 12
    • Noon – 5 pm
    • Boy Scout Conservation Project
    • Storrs Lake Wildlife Area
  • Saturday, April 18
    • 9 am – Noon
    • Kiwanis Trail
  • Saturday, May 16
    • 9 am – Noon
    • Devils Staircase
  • May 18 – June 17
    • Croak Brewery
    • Dates and Times TBD
  • Saturday, June 20
    • 9 am – Noon
    • JSOL
    • JoLyn Beeman Sign Repair
    • Touch-up blazes
  • Saturday, July 18
    • 9 am – Noon
    • Devils Staircase
  • Saturday, August 15
    • 9 am – Noon
    • Storrs Lake Wildlife Area (Bowers Lake Road)
    • Brush Clearing
  • Saturday, September 19
    • 9 am – Noon
    • Blackhawk Golf Course
    • Brush Clearing
  • Saturday, October 17
    • 9 am – Noon
    • Sportsman’s Park
    • Tool Maintenance and Inventory

 It is guaranteed that there will be additional opportunities:

  • Scout Projects
  • Rock County Parks and Janesville Parks collaborations
  • Janesville and Milton Trail Community Projects
  • Student Leader Groups

Scheduled Hikes

Details on Facebook, Event Calendar and Meetup

  • Candlelight Hikes
    • Friday, February 7, 2020
      • 6 pm to 8 pm
      • Where: Janesville School Outdoor Lab 3570 County Road A, Janesville
      • Sponsors: Janesville School District, Janesville Parks & Recreation, and Rock County Chapter – Ice Age Trail Alliance
    • Saturday, February 8, 2020
      • 6 pm to 8 pm
      • Where: Storrs Lake, Milton
      • Sponsor: Rock County Chapter – Ice Age Trail Alliance
    • Saturday, February 22, 2020
      • 6 pm to 8 pm
      • Where: Vincent Street & East Manogue Road, Milton
      • Sponsor: Friends of Rock County Parks
    • Saturday, February 1, 2020
      • 6 pm to 8 pm
      • Where: Rockport Park, 2801 Rockport Road, Janesville
      • Sponsors: Friends of Rockport Parks and Janesville Parks & Recreation
  • Saturday, June 6, 2020
    • 10 am to Noon
    • National Trails Day 2020
    • Where: Arbor Ridge Trail; North Pavilion Riverside Park to Cabin in Janesville School Outdoor Lab and Return
  • Saturday, August 15th 2020
    • Urban Hike
    • Where: Chicago
  • Saturday, January 30, 2021
    • Candlelight Hike
    • Where: Storrs Lake

Walk Across Rock County Hiking Award Program

Our Walk Across Rock County [PDF] awards hikers who have walked all the Ice Age Trail segments in our chapter’s territory.

Get Involved

Check the event calendar for our workday schedule and other events.

We hold our monthly chapter meetings on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Work Days are the third Saturday of the month. Locations and times can be found on the event calendar.

Contact Us

For more information on chapter activities and/or hiking the Ice Age Trail in this region, contact our volunteer chapter coordinator:

Dennis James
4434 Red Tail Lane
Janesville, WI 53546

[email protected]

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