Island Lake Trail Day(s)

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Are you planning on attending the ILRA workdays

Poll ended at November 3rd, 2004, 9:28 am

Yes, I'll be there every day
6
19%
Yes, but I can only go on the 17th
9
29%
Yes, but I can only go on the 23rd
6
19%
Yes, but I can only go on the 24th
2
6%
Sorry, I CAN'T make any of these
5
16%
No, I'm not much for volunteering
3
10%
 
Total votes : 31

Island Lake Trail Day(s)

Postby Sherpaboy » October 4th, 2004, 9:28 am

http://www.mmba.org/cal_display.php?id=1398&day=17&month=10&year=2004
It's finally here some great opportunities at Island Lake (ILRA) have risen in the last few weeks. Dan Harrison, John Burt, and Rich Ouellette have been hard at work to keep the momentum going and have planned some great re-routes on the yellow loop.

As many of you already know ILRA is a trail that is in dire need of some TLC and after the heavy rains this spring the erosion and sand have become huge obstacles on this "beginner" trail system. It has been a long time coming, but the MMBA has approval for 3 re-routes on the yellow loop, and hope to work with the DNR on some other problem areas.

So come out and pitch in...any help is greatly appreciated.
the schedule is:
October 17th (Sun.) 9:30am - Noon (followed by the annual BBBB)
October 23rd (Sat.) 9:30am - 3:00pm full workday
October 24th (Sun.) 9:30am - 3:00pm full workday

Please dress appropriately...long pants boots, gloves, etc. Bring bug spray, water, snacks, and get lots of rest the night before

Tools:
Please bring wheel barrels, metal rakes, loppers, pruners, leaf rakes, and shovels.

If you have questions feel free to e-mail myself or the Trail Coordinators (TC)
Dan Harrison - MMBA President/ILRA TC
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John Burt (ILRA TC)
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Rich Ouellette (ILRA TC/NMBP)
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Mike Flack - Southeast Chapter President
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Postby Double_D » October 4th, 2004, 9:37 am

I plan on being there for the 17 and maybe the 24 if I return in time from being out of town.
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Postby ®andyA » October 4th, 2004, 9:40 am

The 17th will be difficult to attend because of family commitments.

I will definitely be there on the 23rd. I would like to also show up on the 24th, but it will only be "half" the day, most likely after noon/1pm.
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Postby macbean » October 4th, 2004, 9:43 am

I'll be there the 17th and the 23rd. Perhaps more but I'm not sure.
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Postby CM » October 4th, 2004, 12:29 pm

Wouldn't you know, I'll be out of town the weekend of the 23rd. Thank goodness there's another scheduled the weekend before. I'd be really, really bummed if I missed this.
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Postby wingzz » October 4th, 2004, 1:29 pm

Mike proof read this stuff before you hit post eh?? The first line on the poll is wrong
I'll be there on the saturdaythe 23rd , sunday is the east side epic
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Postby Shanman » October 4th, 2004, 2:08 pm

I can makre it the 17th and the 23rd. I riding with you east siders for my Bday on the 24th
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Postby sumoe » October 4th, 2004, 6:45 pm

17th and 24th. It's already on my calendar.

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Postby Farmer_John » October 4th, 2004, 8:21 pm

Hey gang, I appreciate your willingness to commit to this task. Although you don't need to justify why you're only making certain dates.

The rebuilding of the trails at Island Lake is going to be a long term project that is only just coming into focus. Please come out and help, but I suggest you keep it in perspective . We'll work when we're fresh, accomplish what we can, train more trail users in proper techniques (there is a trail running group that is willing to pitch in with us for this operation) and when the majority of it is done, we'll still enjoy passing through the booths to get to the trailhead.

Come out when you can, don't feel bad when you can't.

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Postby ransrider » October 4th, 2004, 8:39 pm

Will be down from Owosso on 17 th to help. Bob
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Postby sumoe » October 5th, 2004, 4:50 am

It will be good to see you there, Bob!

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Postby CrisCataldo » October 5th, 2004, 11:32 am

I'll be there for 2 of the 3 days. Not sure which two yet though.

What tools do you want us to bring? Anything special other than rakes and shovels?
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Postby h2osnowfan » October 14th, 2004, 9:27 am

I really want to be there, but I have some thing or another going every day that it's happening. I can offer spotty time in 2 or 3 hour chunks, but I may not get there until after you've started. How do I find you?
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Postby cyclodan » October 14th, 2004, 10:00 am

17th & 24th for me. You need to put a 2 out of 3 option in the poll.
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Postby Farmer_John » October 14th, 2004, 8:45 pm

h2osnowfan wrote:I really want to be there, but I have some thing or another going every day that it's happening. I can offer spotty time in 2 or 3 hour chunks, but I may not get there until after you've started. How do I find you?


For those that may need to come late or at the last minute.

This Saturday (after 101) and Sunday, we will be working the section of the Yellow leading down to Kensington Road. Just walk in backwards from the Kensington Road bridge and listen to the happy voices in the woods...
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