Lend a Helping Hand – Crandon Area Community Foundation request for Volunteers

Important Update:  09/16/2020 @ 11:30 am

Unfortunately due to dramatically increasing Covid cases in Forest and adjoining counties, we have decided to cancel the event.  We realize that the likelihood of actually pushing the virus around  at an event like this is very low, but just do not want to have any possibility of making a bad situation worries

On Saturday, Sept. 19th  the Crandon Area Community Foundation has been invited to assist the Forest Service resurfacing a trail at the Argonne Experimental Forest north of Hiles.  This trail was originally created with significant efforts of private citizens in Hiles so it seems a very appropriate project to revitalize a partnership with the Forest Service.

The Crandon Area Community Foundation is actively recruiting volunteers to participate in this work day event.  The work day is scheduled from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, but participants do NOT need to commit to the whole day – show up whenever.  The work will be strenuous, but we will take it easy and rest as much as anybody wants/needs to.  You will be required to sign a standard release form.  USFS is requiring only people 18 years and older participate.  USFS will be providing some tools but you may bring your own shovel, rake and/or wheelbarrow – please make sure they are in sound working order.  Wear appropriate clothing and PPE – solid boots, gloves, eye protection, etc.  Bring water, snack, bug dope, sunscreen, etc. I am not sure exactly what the mask protocol will be for this type of work but please make sure you have one just in case.

The site is accessed as follows:  Take HWY 32 approximately 1 ½ north of Hiles and turn right on Experimental Road (FR 2184).  Proceed approximately 1 ½ additional miles and turn right on FR 3905.  The trailhead will be within about 1/8 mile.

Please share this this information with individuals who may be interested in working or simply spreading the word about this opportunity to maintain and enhance one of Forest County’s most valuable assets—the Nicolet National Forest.  Feel free to contact R.T. Krueger at kruegert@nlslab.com with any specific questions.