Alliance Volunteers Helping DNR Mark Trails at Badger
During the week of August 7-12, Alliance volunteers are involved in an ambitious effort to mark approximately 12 miles of recreation trails at the Sauk Prairie State Recreation Area at the former Badger Army Plant. During the winter, Alliance staff identified three trail systems at Badger as potential recreation trails (hiking, biking, horses). Those suggestions were brought to DNR staff, and they provided useful edits and suggestions. The final trails map will be printed in our forthcoming “Visitor Guide to the Badger Lands,” with an expected release date in early September. Alliance members will receive a copy, and the Visitor Guides will be widely available to the public for free in the area.
On Monday and Tuesday, August 7 & 8, teams of Alliance volunteers traversed all of the proposed trails to flag locations for forthcoming trail signs.
On Wednesday, August 9, other volunteers assembled the trail signs with components provided by DNR.
On Saturday, August 12, volunteers will gather at Badger to pound the trail markers for three trail systems into the targeted locations. The trail markers will be in place before we release the trails map to the public, as we do not want folks to get lost out there! To date our volunteers have logged 93 hours on this project, and many more hours of volunteer effort will be forthcoming.
The Baraboo News Republic featured our work this week in this article.