Getting Elver ready for when the Snow Flies!

Old fencing and bushes removed from the right side to open up trail going up hill behind shelter.
 
 
Saturday, November 6 is our Elver Trail Work Day, the one day in the fall where we focus on getting the trails ready for snow. On Saturday Madnorski trail volunteers will arrive at Elver Park at 8am sharp to grab a donut, meet each other, and receive work instructions from club member & volunteer groomer Dick Steinle.
 
The club’s work at Elver Park goes back decades and we continue to work with the City Parks and Central Cross Country Skiing to make Elver a great venue for Nordic skiing. Dick Steinle and Paul Quinlan from Madison City Parks have been working together to identify areas for trail improvements this fall–mowing back brush, adding mulch to gully areas, and opening up tight turns for grooming equipment. City workers have been diligently working on this over the past couple of weeks and you will be able to see some of the changes!
 
Saturday’s Trail Work Day will continue the work that the city started with cutting back bushes & branches, raking and clearing-off debris from the trails, and putting up cross country ski signage. Yay! Winter is coming. This is a big effort and we need your help!  
 
Here are the details:
 
Date: Saturday, Nov 6
Time: 8am to noon (please arrive on time & work the duration–boosts the team morale 🙂 )
Where: Behind Elver Park Main Shelter
Bring: metal rakes, pruners, work gloves….
RSVP: Dick at 608. 34five.243four
 
Thank you for supporting Nordic skiing in Madison!