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SHTA Launches New ‘Trail Stewardship Team’ Effort

July 8, 2020 This spring, the SHTA launched a new volunteer effort we’re calling “Trail Stewardship Teams” which aims to augment and build upon the efforts of our trail adopters to ensure the SHT gets the love it deserves. These teams have been tasked with lopping and trail clearing, but we hope to help them […]

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Lowest Point on the SHT Gets A Lift From VCLs

August 21, 2019 A hike through the boggy, eastern end of the Hovland Lakewalk will now be a pleasant stroll along sturdy elevated boardwalk — complete with a handrail. From Chicken Wire to Bog Pans Over the course of two weeks in August, SHTA staff and volunteers resurrected a perpetually muddy, if not fully submerged, […]

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Blitz, Brigade, and More Leave the Trail Better Than Before

July 22, 2019 Here’s something we know: when a volunteer is trained and matched to the right task, they do amazing things for the Trail. That’s why we’ve made it a priority to do both, by offering training opportunities and finding new ways to engage volunteers in discreet tasks that suit them well. And already […]

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Projects Done and Almost Done in 2019

June 18, 2019 It’s hiking and running season and it’s trail renewal season, all at once, on the Superior Hiking Trail. The following summarizes the state of several projects we undertook this spring.  What unites them? They all reflect priorities of our Trail Renewal Program: make the Trail safer and more environmentally responsible, and respect […]

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Superior Hero Tale – Trail Clearing Volunteers

Throughout the year, we honor those in our trail community that have gone above and beyond to support the Superior Hiking Trail and the Association that takes care of it. Their stories are our… A historic windstorm in fall of 2018 brought down hundreds of trees on the northern end of the SHT. This spring, […]

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