March Dispatch

Ice Age Trail Alliance

Chippewa Moraine Chapter

Ice Age Trail Dispatch

March 2020

Ice Age Trail at Camp Nawakwa - Sherry Jasper

“Spring Fever” Chapter Meeting - Monday, March 16

After several months away engaged in other pursuits, the smell and feel of spring in the air calls us to our first chapter meeting of 2020. We’ll meet at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, March 16, at the Chippewa Falls Library in the new “Wissota Room”, which is downstairs under the mezzanine.

April is packed with opportunities for you to engage your inner trail, and you can help make those a success at this meeting. We’ll also discuss what we learned at the Regional Rally in November, and you’ll want to reconnect with chapter friends as well.

Ice Age Trail at Camp Nawakwa - Sherry Jasper

It’s Time to Register for the IATA Annual Conference

The 2020 Annual Conference & Membership Meeting will be in Stevens Point from April 23 through April 26. Learn more about the conference and register at

You must pre-register by Friday, April 3, and fees are reduced for registration before March 20. 

The conference is at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center, Stevens Point. A block of rooms has been reserved for us at special prices ($82 single, $109 double) but you must reserve by March 23 (or until the block is full).

If you are interested in car-pooling, Barb Leetzow is coordinating requests and will try to match you up. Let her know when your preferred times & days for leaving and returning are: or (262) 215-4354.

You can view some of the slides and handouts from the 2019 Annual Conference on the IATA website. It just might inspire you to want to attend this year.

Ice Age Trail at Camp Nawakwa - Sherry Jasper

2020 Trail Calendar

Our annual chapter trail calendar postcard was mailed in February, but one one late item didn’t make the calendar: IATU. The dates have been set, Thursday through Sunday, July 30-Aug 2, and the training will be held nearby in Taylor County. Event information has not been posted yet, but you can check here on the MSC event page to see when it is available.

There are extensive re-training and re-certification requirements for chain saw operators, and this will only be offered at the IATU, so if you wish to maintain your certification, mark these dates on your calendar now and be sure to register early.

If you want a digital version of the chapter calendar, download it here.

Newsletters and information are also available at the chapter web site: You can also go here to View Online.