NEW! Introduction to Trail Work
June 30, 2022
Have you ever wondered what goes into maintaining a trail? Have you wanted to join one of our Volunteer events, but weren’t sure how you’d handle a full day? Join one of our new Introduction to Trail Work events this summer.
These 3-hour events are designed to teach basic trail maintenance skills and help people learn more about what volunteering for the SHTA entails.
Experienced crew leaders will teach you how we keep the SHT in great condition, and you’ll get a chance to put these techniques into practice for a couple of hours.
Participants will learn skills for clearing the trail corridor and keeping water off the trail, including:
- Lopping back brush,
- Using hand saws to clear downfall,
- Repairing muddy stretches of trail,
- Managing erosion, and more.
Come learn what it takes to keep the SHT beautiful and a joy to hike. No experience necessary! All tools and training will be provided by SHTA.
Sat July 16, 9am-12:30pm (Two Harbors area)
Fri August 19, 6-8:30pm (Duluth)
Sat Sept 10, 9am-12:30pm (Two Harbors area)
If you are ready for a full-day Trail Renewal Project in Duluth or further up the Northshore, visit our Volunteer page to check out available opportunities. We have several group projects in need of volunteers through mid-September.
Camp Cooks Needed: Do you love to feed people? Do you live near Grand Marais? We’re looking for camp cooks for one or two more of our events this summer. Menus are easy, and the shopping is done for you. You do a little prep during the day and show up to prepare the meal at camp in the evening for groups of 8-15. Want to know more? Email [email protected] and Volunteer Coordinator Barbara Budd will give you more details.
Annie Nelson, SHTA Development and Communications Director