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Build a Trail with North County Trail Association – Heritage Chapter

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October 8
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Heritage Chapter of North Country Trail
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Gurney Community Center
Sorrels Road
Gurney, WI 54559 United States
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North Country Trail Association (NCTA) Heritage Chapter leaders, NCTA Staff, and professional trail builder Tim Malzhan of Trail Eyes LLC heartily invite you to attend a hands-on training event and help build a new section of the North Country Trail Saturday and Sunday, October 7th and 8th, 2023. near Gurney, WI.

Here is the schedule:

Saturday, October 7th:

* 8am: Meet at the Gurney Community Center for morning refreshments, an overview of the training, and an introduction to sustainable trail building and maintenance techniques.

* 10am: Grab a bag lunch and carpool to the worksite.

* 10:30am: Walk the site, review safe tool use, form crews, and start shaping dirt.

* Noon Break

* 1pm – 4:30pm: Shape sustainable trail.

* 5pm: Share reflections and lessons learned. Carpool back to the Gurney Community Center.

* 6:30pm: FREE dinner, socializing, and beverages at the Gurney Community Center.

Contact Mike Stafford (mjstafford13@gmail.com, text to phone: 414-403-4575) if you are interested in free camping on Friday and Saturday night.

Sunday, October 8th: Backup raindate for Saturday/Heritage Chapter workday

Flex your new-found Trail Eyes and pitch in with volunteers to build new trail. Experience the magic of teamwork. Hands-on training is provided.

* 8am: Meet at the Gurney Community Center for morning refreshments. Carpool to the worksite.

* 4pm: Share reflections and lessons learned. Carpool back to the Gurney Community Center.


The meeting location for both days is the Gurney Community Center, located at Sorrels Road in Gurney, WI – https://goo.gl/maps/qYjskjnQSn7A4MeRA. Free camping is available nearby at Potato River Falls County Park or at Copper Falls State Park.

What to Bring?

A daypack, pen and notetaking materials, work gloves, rain gear, 3 quarts of water, handkerchief, and any personal needs. Wear sturdy footwear (no tennis shoes!).

All tools and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided.

There is no fee to attend but you must pre-register at https://tinyurl.com/WItrailtraining. If you have any questions please contact Matthew Davis at (701) 388-1883 mdavis@northcountrytrail.org.

The NCTA event listing is http://northcountrytrail.org/events/htg-100723.