Firth Lake Area Trail Relocation MSC Project - Oct. 11-15

Trail reroute area

Trail builders from around the region will converge for the Firth Lake Trail Relocation Project, Oct. 11-15. There’s a role there for you, regardless of your skill level. Of course we especially need trail workers, but lots of other support roles are also needed, from cooking to registration and more. Get full details and register online for a day or the whole period. Camp sites and all meals are provided to all participants. We’re excited to welcome the Bloomer High School senior class on Wednesday, 10/11, and especially need volunteers that day to work with the students. The chapter has arranged for some special surprises for evening programs, so stick around and camp if you’d like, and there’s some limited indoor bunk opportunities available as well.

If your schedule opens up at the last minute and you can spend all or part of a day, just go to the reception center on 250th Ave, about 2.5 miles west of Hwy CC, near Cornell (½ mile east of the Firth Lake trailhead entrance). Work begins at 8, so arrival by then is most easily accommodated. (Of course, if you plan to come, there’s still time to pre-register, and we’ll mail you full details on location, etc and have your lunch all ready for you.)

If you have questions about the project, contact Jerry Sazama.

If you’re not a trail builder, there is still a huge need for your help. Because the crews (and the students) thrive on cookies, we are requesting a moraine of cookies from our volunteer bakers. Any surplus cookies from the Parade of Colors will be transferred to the MSC project, but more will be needed, especially as the week rolls on. If you can bake and bring cookies to the MSC project (project headquarters is at Camp Nawakwa), please email Steve White.

We also need a fully covered reception and sign-in station on 250th Ave. Volunteers will welcome workers, especially those just arriving or commuting, sign them in and orient them, and after radio consultation with the manager, direct them to the work site. If you can spend 2 or 4 hours at the station, please email Steve White with your preferred day and time period. We will need people from 8 AM into early afternoon at a minimum. As there may be slow periods, consider bringing a friend (cell reception is good also)! 

These chapter-organized components can really make an event sail smoothly, so don’t overlook these critical support needs.