September Work Day - Saturday, Sept. 18

Come and join us for our September Trails Workday!  Crews will be working on trail maintenance on the Firth Lake Segment east and west of the 600’ boardwalk at Firth Lake.  Volunteers will meet at the CC parking lot at 8:00am and then shuttle to the Firth Lake parking lot off of 250th Ave.

Please bring water, snacks, work gloves, sunhat, rain coat and pants, cell phone, bug spray, and personal items.  Please wear long pants, long sleeve shirt, and sturdy shoes. Somewhere in our work area expect that there may be wood ticks, poison ivy, ground bees, ants, and sharp thorns. We will be carrying in the tools we need and our backpacks.  We will provide tools such as buckets, loppers, hand saws, and shovels.  Feel free to bring a shovel with you if you like.  We will also have a first aid kit with us.

We plan to stop in Cornell afterwards for lunch.

Future Trail Work Day:  October 16

Remember, you must have a signed Volunteer Agreement to work on trail projects.  Volunteers under the age of 18 need to have a signed Volunteer Agreement with the Parental Consent section filled in and signed by their parent/guardian.  See below for the Volunteer Agreement.

Get your Volunteer Agreement and join the trail crew on work projects!

You need to have a completed Volunteer Agreement for the National Park Service in order to participate in our trail improvement days.  If you filled one out last summer, you are in good standing.  

If you do not have a signed Volunteer Agreement, here is the link:     Please fill out the fillable form and email it to

Please read the following documents before signing the agreement:  

 • Cover letter from Eric Gabriel NPS

 • IATA Volunteer Risk Assessment Tool

 • Covid19HA

When you send in the Volunteer Agreement to Dan Watson, he will sign it and return it to you.  Please print a copy for yourself or save it in your files.  Email me at to let me know that you have received your signed Volunteer Agreement.