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Trail work to be done at Trap Hills during National Public Lands Day

IRONWOOD—The Ottawa National Forest is celebrating National Public Lands Day with a day of volunteerism, education and fun on Saturday, Sept. 28. Participants will help perform trail work on the Hacking Trail in Ontonagon County.  
Volunteers will help clear this scenic 0.9 mile trail in the Trap Hills, which accesses the largest cliff on the Ottawa National Forest.  
Participants are to meet at the end of Forest Road 326.  Directions from Bergland: go north on Highway M-64 for 2 miles to Old M-64, then east and north on Old M-64 for 3.9 miles to Forest Road 326. Go east on Forest Road 326 for 1.8 miles, to the end of the road and the trailhead.Trailhead coordinates are: N46.66509° W89.52497°.  Be sure to bring water, boots, gloves, and a picnic lunch.  
“Each year, volunteers come together on the fourth Saturday in September to assist with various projects designed to restore and enhance public parks, forests, waterways and more,” said Forest Supervisor Linda Jackson. “Locally, our volunteers have helped with litter cleanups, removal of non-native plants, trail maintenance and many other projects. We simply couldn’t get it all done without the support of our volunteers.”
National Public Lands Day is the largest single-day volunteer event for public lands. For a quarter of a century, volunteers have been coming to lend a hand in restoring national forests and making them resilient. In 2018, volunteers contributed 453,000 hours of service, valued at $11 million on National Public Lands Day.
For additional information, contact Ian Shackleford at 906-285-6911 or ian.shackleford@usda.gov. Information on National Public Lands day is available at www.neefusa.org/npld.