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VOLUNTEERS HELP IN MANY WAYS! JOIN US! HAVE A BLAST!
Headwaters Trails members get involved in an annual river cleanup in the spring. The cleanup is done using Best Practices methods, as spelled out by the MDNR. We clear the river enough that boats can get through yet leave most of the trees in the water for bank protection and fish habitat. The work involves cutting trees and brush with loppers, hand saws, and chain saws, and pulling trash from the river, meaning anything from paper, bottles, cans, old tires, and other debris that either got washed into the river or was thrown in. If this is something that you would like to do with us, contact Chuck Julian. He will put you on the list of people to call for cleanups.
Adventure Paddle, second Sunday in June
Volunteers will be needed beginning at 10am to:
- Direct parking (2 hours)
- Provide return transportation for canoes/kayaks (you need to bring a pick-up truck) (2 hours)
- Take registrations (11:00-1:00)
- Help at an information booth (2 hours)
- Greet paddlers at the end point and help them out of the water (3 hours)
- Assist paddlers at points of difficulty along the route.(variable time)
- Serve as a sweep boat (4 hours)
- Tow boat on the Fenton Mill Pond in case of wind or tired paddlers (variable time)
Bring your own canoe or kayak so that you can join in the paddling fun after helping out. We hope all our great volunteers will enjoy paddling that day as well as take pride in helping to put on a premier Adventure Paddle event.
Fall Color Paddle
Headwaters Trails sponsors a Fall Color Paddle the first Saturday in October. Volunteers are needed to assist in this event.
Trail Building Volunteers Needed
Headwaters Trails works on land and water trails for multipurpose users and we always need help with construction. Several projects are ongoing–completing a connection by land to Seven Lakes State Park, improving safety measures near Academy footbridge, and potentially beginning work on trails in Rose Township. We work continually throughout the year when volunteers are available. These efforts involve preparing the ground, putting in wood chips, cutting out invasive plants and more.
Planning and Monthly Board Meetings
The monthly board meetings at 7pm on the first Wednesday of each month are key to advancing our trails projects. Everyone is welcome to attend at 315 S. Broad St. in the Village Chambers Room, at the back of the Holly Police Station. Come and contribute your interests and skills.
Weekdays after school
Help in the Headwaters Trail office at 204 Franklin Street in Rose Township which is located in “Rose Center” off Milford Road. We need sign painting and display planning, help with data entry, and help with publicity for upcoming fundraisers.
Ongoing work :
Office help at 204 Franklin Street, Holly (research, writing, filing, etc.)
Fundraising assistance (greeter at events, writing, mailings, data base work)
Trail work (clearing and grading, wood chipping, removing river deadfalls)
River Trail development — race promotion, signage, fundraising
Beautification (planting and maintaining flowers and trees along trails)
THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!
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