Volunteer opportunities that you can help with include:

  • Adopt-A-Trail - maintain a one mile section on the Glacial Drumlin Trail from Wales Trailhead to the former 18 West Restaurant (west of Hwy 83 and Hwy 18 intersection)
  • Hausmann Nature Center - volunteer on weekends first weekend in June through end of October 1:00-4:00 pm
  • Bake for events -  Lapham Loppet, Candlelight Ski/Hike, or Colorama
  • Donate food items - apples, oranges, desserts
  • Bike Swap - help at bike corral fitting bikes for patrons
  • Butterfly garden maintenance - weed control
  • Bluebird monitoring
  • Candlelight Ski/Hike event is the last Saturday in January  - park vehicles, light candles, assist at food donation table inside Trecker Lodge
  • Colorama Run/Walk is the first Saturday in October - help at a water stop, registration/t-shirt distribution
  • Nordic Ski Series are seven Wednesdays in January and February - registration, collecting bibs outside, timing
  • Lapham Loppet is the third Saturday in January - registration, collecting bibs outside, timing
  • Buckthorn & Invasive Species (see our Habitat Restoration page for more information)
  • Prairie Restoration includes removing invasive species and gathering & collecting seeds
  • Snowmaking Committee - fundraising and events
  • Trail Maintenance (i.e., spreading wood chips, removing loose rocks)
  • Work Day/Trail clearing is held in spring and fall

If you wish to assist, go to the Contact Us page.


Habitat Restoration / Buckthorn Busters

Buckthorn Busters (a group of the Friends/volunteers) clear invasive buckthorn and honeysuckle and various invasive plants (i.e., garlic mustard) from the park.  See our Habitat Restoration page for how to help and/or get involved.

Trail Work

Adding drainage systems in wet spots on the trails

Volunteer Work Day with B&R Industrial Automation Corp
Volunteer Work Day with B&R Industrial Automation Corp


Snowmaking Operations

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