Helllllooo all trail lovers! It’s in the air again. The bugs are low and disappearing. The weeds are dying off. It’s time to get back into the woods and build more trails!
Our Caron Park mtb trail is the prime target right now. We need some volunteers to get out there and rake the existing trail. This can be done by anyone, at anytime, no permission required. If you have an hour, if you have four. Every little bit helps for that!
Scheduled days for trail work:
Sundays: 10 am and on
Wednesdays: 3pm to dark thirty
Fridays: 10 or 11 am and on
This year, instead of meeting in the Caron Park parking lot, mosey down to the creek. We’ll be working on the far side this fall. We’ve made good progress so far, but a little help goes a long ways!
Once Caron is closer to complete, we’ll start in Northfield again on the east side of the River.
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Leif Knecht, co-owner of Knecht’s Nurseries and Landscaping, got load of dirt from the City of Northfield ‘s maintenance facility yesterday and graciously delivered it for free to the Sechler skills park. We’ll soon start construction of a beginner’s tabletop jump.
This type of kiosk was recommended to us by TJ Heinricy, Streets & Parks Supervisor with the City of Northfield. (There’s a similar one in the Babcock Park dog park just across the Cannon River. ) Since this portion of the park is in the flood plain, he thought it best to avoid anything too fancy and anything made of wood. CROCT paid for it ($475) and TJ covered the not-so-insignificant shipping costs out of his parks budget.
CROCT member and uber volunteer Bill Nelson took charge of the kiosk installation yesterday. I was his marginally adequate helper: