January 2010 Trail Dispatch

Chippewa Moraine Chapter

Ice Age Trail Alliance

Ice Age Trail Dispatch

January 2010

In this edition:

    Annual Meeting Date

    Showshoe Hike Dates,

    Calendar Cards

Chapter Annual Meeting

Join us for our January "Annual Meeting" at 6 PM Monday, January 18, at the Chippewa Falls Public Library. We'll be approving a budget for 2010, electing officers, and giving final approval to the Bylaw amendments we approved preliminarily in November. We'll spend a few moments basking in the transition between a job well done in 2009 and the opportunities that await us in 2010. And we have a special treat we'll just call "The Bridges of Chippewa County".

If you'd like a copy of the bylaws as amended emailed to you in advance of the meeting, please request one by emailingchapter@iatchippewa.org.

Snowshoeing By Moonlight

The dates for the ever-popular evening snowshoe hikes at the Chippewa Moraine Visitor Center are Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Feb. 27. An introductory program begins at 6:30 PM and the hike follows at 7. Snowshoes are available at the center, but you need to reserve them ahead by calling 715 967-2800. The hike takes place regardless of the weather, led by reserve naturalist Rod Gont. 

Calendar Cards

Our annual calendar postcard is a perennial favorite, with a preliminary listing of the dates and events we've planned for 2010. Your card is on its way and you should receive it shortly. If you'd like extra copies, you can pick one up at the meeting, at the Chippewa Moraine Visitor Center, or you'll soon be able to find a special version on the chapter web site.

Where To Find Information

Here's where to look for IAT and IATA information:

IATA Information in General: www.iceagetrail.org

Chippewa Moraine Chapter Information: www.iatchippewa.org AND www.iceagetrail.org/ChippewaMoraine/index.htm ANDwww.twitter.com/iatachippewa (subscribe!)

Calendar of Chapter and Alliance Events: www.iceagetrail.org/ChippewaMoraine/calendar.htm

Hiking the trail: www.iceagetrail.org (check the options under the "Hike the IAT" tab)

National Park Service Information about the Ice Age Trail: www.nps.gov/iatr/index.htm

See you on the trail,

Richard Smith

Chippewa Moraine Chapter Chair


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