Mid September 2018 Reminders

Ice Age Trail Alliance
Chippewa Moraine Chapter

Ice Age Trail Reminders

Mid-September 2018

Trail Improvement Day To Tackle Logging Reroutes on Sept. 15

The Harwood Lake segment east of Deer Fly Trail has had a rough ride this summer with a major logging project occurring on the trail. We’ll gather to smooth off some of the rough edges left behind from this forestry project. There will be some tread repair and slash relocation, as well as new tread construction. 

We’ll all meet at the Ice Age Trail crossing on Deer Fly Trail at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept 15, and finish around noon with refreshments. If you plan to come and help, please help us plan by registering. The meeting location is at 25475 Deer Fly Trail, New Auburn, WI 54757. Here’s a map. Tools are all provided, but please bring your own work gloves, water, and a mid-morning snack if desired. 

Chapter Meeting & Pizza Party on Monday, Sept. 17

We’re kicking off our September chapter meeting with a Pizza Party! It’s a “thank you” to our hard-working volunteers who make the trail shine and our events sparkle. We’ll gather at the Fill-Inn in Chippewa Falls at 6 p.m. to enjoy some pizza together, and save some time for chapter business. 

Note the location and time:

Fill-Inn Station, 104 W Columbia St, Chippewa Falls WI 54729. Directions.

Meet at 6 p.m. Are you coming?

Annual Parade of Colors Coming on Saturday, Oct. 6

The annual Parade of Colors Fall Hike on the Ice Age Trail returns on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Obey Interpretive Center at the Chippewa Moraine near New Auburn. The Ice Age Trail is never more stunning than at this time of year, and you shouldn’t miss this chance to enjoy it. Reds and yellows of fall leaves mix with bright blue skies reflected on sparkling kettle lakes to round off the experience. Chapter volunteers will whisk you to your preferred starting point, enabling a hike tailored to your preferred time and distance. 

Plan to begin your hike between 9 and 11 a.m. Afterwards there are refreshments or bring your own picnic lunch. Bring your own water bottle for your hike, and you’ll be good to go. There’s no charge for the event, but contributions are appreciated.

Why not rustle up a few friends to introduce to the trail and bring them along?

We’re always looking for volunteers to make treats, shuttle, or register. If you can volunteer, please go here to sign up

Time to Wrap Up Your Volunteer Hours Logs

It’s time to wrap up your volunteer hours logs if you keep your own records as the fiscal year is ending soon. Because we need to submit the report before the end of the month due to travel plans in October, please send your logs with your volunteer information through Sept. 15. Just begin recording activity after that date on a new log and we’ll submit it as part of next quarter's report. Please email your logs to chapter@iatchippewa.org as soon after Sept. 15 as possible. If you need to download the form, you can find it here for Word or here for Excel.

Thank You For Using Our New Registration Tool

If you haven’t had a chance to register for a workday or other event yet, you may not have found yourself landing on a page titled “Doodle”. We’re using the Doodle service to collect registration information for our workdays and other events, so we appreciate your patience as you become familiar with how it works. It is very simple, just add your name to the list, and provide any other information requested. If you have a personal Doodle account already, you’ll find the registrations you participate in are added to your own dashboard page so you can return and modify your response if needed.

Coming Up in October

Don’t miss the colors along the trail in October.

 - Parade of Colors - Saturday Oct. 6, 9-11 a.m., meet at the Obey Center (see article above)

 - Trail Improvement Day - Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m., meeting location to be announced

Mark your calendars and plan to join one or all of these chapter activities!