Volunteer During the Third Annual Trails Day
With the Loess Hills Nordic Ski Patrol
||Trails Day 2019 Courtesy of LHNSP
Badger Ridge Trail at Hitchcock Nature Center is one of the most popular & picturesque trails in the entire park. Winding its way through reclaimed prairies this ridge-top trail gives some spectacular views of the Loess Hills but all this traffic leaves its mark on the trail. If you have been on this beautiful trail recently you may have noticed a short section of it has been closed & reseeded leaving a permanent re-routed section in place.
This amazing trail re-route helps us keep your visit safe & protect our fragile soil all at the same time, but re-routing a trail is tough work & this improvement is all thanks to the efforts of the Loess Hills Nordic Ski Patrol (LHNSP) & their volunteers!
If you are interested in learning more about our trail improvement plan, trail construction & design, & volunteering with trail maintenance at Hitchcock Nature Center join the LHNSP during their
Third Annual Trails Day
coming up on Saturday May 30th.
No pre-registration is needed to attend this event. Volunteer sign-in begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Natural Areas Management office (The Barn) at Hitchcock Nature Center. Volunteers will attend a short program providing information on working with hand tools followed by a quick safety lesson. Following instruction all volunteers will head out to perform maintenance along the Badger Ridge Trail until we return to the Loess Hills Lodge at 1:00 p.m.
All applicable COVID-19 related guidelines will be followed during this event including group size limitation & recommended social distancing.