Great trail work session out at Sechler Park tonight! We fixed the vandalism, and made good progress on the Spine. Thanks for coming out guys!
We had lively and hard-working crew show up at Sechler Park river bottoms for our first ever CROCT trail work last Saturday. We clipped branches and cleared brush and leaves on a demonstration trail that we plan to show members of the Northfield Parks Board (PRAB) in the next month or so.
Back row, L to R: Jeremy Bokman, Galen Murray, Marty Larson, Lisa Neitge, Michael Lehmkuhl, Ryan Hutchinson, Kevin Herman, Josh Seifert. Front row: Marty and Lisa’s girls. Not shown: Michael’s wife and two kids who later showed up to help, too.
On Wednesday afternoon, Marty Larson and I visited the Cannon Rivers bottoms in Sechler Park to scout a trail, do a little marking, and clear some downed branches. We need some demonstration trails to show members of the Northfield Parks Board (PRAB) what singletrack looks like and where it might go. We are NOT authorized to do any ‘creating’ at this point (eg, building berms, rollers, technical obstacles, etc).
We’d like to get a team of volunteers out Saturday morning, April 19th, to clear things out a bit more.
- 8 am: socializing at the Goodbye Blue Monday or Tandem Bagels, whichever is quieter/has space.
- 9 am: meeting at the pavilion / playground near the south entrance Sechler Park.
Bring hand pruners, branch loppers, and bow saws so we can clear the trails where we’ll want PRAB members to walk. Bring rakes, too, as the ground is thick with years of composting leaves and vegetation. Eventually when most of the work is done, we will be installing the outdoor, brush cameras we got from shooting authority, they will surely capture great shots.