Come work outside with us! 

 Fall Volunteer Activities
with UPLC

Get hands-on protecting the land!

RSVPs deeply appreciated but not necessary unless specified

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Indian Lake Trail Building Volunteers Needed on November 22nd!

Join us as we build new trails, install early directional signage, and prep the trail in advance of our connection to Craig Lake State Park in the Spring! We’ll meet at Van Riper State Park at 8 am on the 22nd and carpool in – 4WD necessary.

If you’re interested in this project, please contact Brian directly by emailing or calling the office.

Trail Tending Thursdays
Every Third Thursday from 4-6:30, locations vary

Each month we invite you to come out with us to hike on a different trail and make sure it is safe and in good shape for use by the community. Yes, even in the snow! We think of it as a trail check-up. We’ll put in a couple good hours once a month making sure the pathways are clean and clear and that information is clearly visible at trail-heads. Bring your favorite trail tools–snowshoes to pack the trail if necessary, loppers, handsaws, etc. If you can’t get there right at the start, no worries, get there when you can and start down the trail, we’ll leave signs for you about where we’re headed.

Prior to each Trail Tending Thursday, we’ll send out a details email to our volunteers email list–make sure you sign up for that list by clicking here and double-check that “volunteering” is selected in your interests! You can also check our public events calendar here or call (906)225-8067 for details.

December Trail Tending on the 19th- Vielmetti-Peters Reserve! 

Meet at the end of Brickyard Road at 4 on December 19thth to pack or clear the trail to the waterfall. Loppers, hand saws and snowshoes highly recommended – we’re likely to meet up with some smaller trees that have blown down with the recent high winds.

Looking for volunteer projects for your group, friends, co-workers, or your self?

Give us a call–there’s more work to be done, and we’d love to work with you!

Some ideas for creative volunteering: 

  • Adopt a trail system with your group: Pledge to come out on a monthly or quarterly (or whatever) basis to walk the full trail system and make sure that it’s clean, safe, and in good repair for other visitors. We’ll train you in on our procedures and may have some supplies for you!
  • Call us up for a special work day: You have a youth group, a staff bonding day, etc? You betcha we have a project for you all. Like I said, all kinds of work to be done out there, and we can get more of it done in less time with you help.
  • Join a committee: You or a group! Four committees each meet once a month, all on Tuesday evenings
    • First Tuesday of the month: fundraising and outreach 5:30 at the Crib
    • Second Tuesday of the month: Board Meetings, 7pm at the office
    • Third Tuesdays: Finances and Fun–at the office at 5:30!
    • Fourth Tuesdays: Stewardship, acquisitions and planning trails, etc. 7pm at the office
  • Looking to volunteer your skills for personal growth? We’re likely able to help with that, too! We need folks with web skills, database design, editing, consulting,  trail building…you name it. Just give me a call and I’ll see how we can mutually benefit one another.

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