Volunteer for a Trail Workday, Saturday!

Volunteer for a Trail Workday, Saturday!

Join us as we get a bit of trail work done at Devil’s Lake State Park this Saturday, November 5 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

On Saturday we’ll work on blocking off “non-official” trails on West Bluff Trail by moving brush and logs.  The West Bluff Trail is part of the National Ice Age Scenic Trail and one of Devil’s Lake State Park’s most popular hiking locations. Over use and people going off trail are damaging the bluff, killing plants, bringing in invasive weeds and simply taking away from the beauty of the park. We want to make sure the trail stays beautiful for years to come!

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By blocking off unwanted footpaths, we can allow native seeds to grow and the forest to begin to repair itself.

This is a perfect opportunity to get involved for anyone who

– loves Devil’s Lake State Park & The Baraboo Hills
– said they wanted to help all summer on past Facebook posts..
– climbers who use foot paths to access prime locations
– photographers
– fans & members of the Ice Age Trail Alliance
– “Friends” group members
– members of the many local environmental organizations
– scouts, school groups, you name it.

Join us, Saturday.. (It’s actually a fun time!) then join us year around because there is so much to be done and we need your help!

All tools will be provided, but you may want to bring a pair of work gloves and water along too. Stay for the whole time or come when you can to help.

We’ll be meeting at the Nature Center at 10am.  If you come late, just head right up the West Bluff trail and look for folks hauling brush.. 🙂

Bring water and a snack or two too.

Contact Sue Johansen, Park Naturalist
(608) 356-8301 Ext. 140


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