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Work continues on North Country Trail


MELLEN, Wis. — The North Country Trail Association-Heritage Chapter is seeking volunteers to help build tread on five new miles of trail in the Copper Falls State Park this weekend.

The group will also perform trail maintenance on existing sections of the trail in the Uller and Wren Falls sections.

The North Country Trail is being developed as the longest national scenic trail, stretching 4,600 miles from New York to North Dakota, with 225 of those miles in Wisconsin.

“What is significant about this trail is that it is built by volunteers,” said North Country Trail Association-Heritage Chapter president Micheal Stafford, Milwaukee. Waterfalls, views and trout streams are a great resource for the country as a whole, said Stafford.

The group will meet this morning at Copper Falls State Park on Wisconsin 169, near Mellen. Camping is available at the park for those with Wisconsin state park stickers. Volunteers should bring water, lunch, snacks, eyewear and work gloves, if they have them.

Sunday’s work schedule will be determined by the progress made today.

“It’s an opportunity to pick up a pick or shovel to build something for future generations to enjoy,” said Stafford. The group has a monthly work weekend May through November, and draws volunteers from as far away as Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Madison.

For more information, call Stafford at 414-403-4575.


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