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Volunteers needed to help clear BWCAW hiking trails

There is a training session at Frost River on Oct. 6, with trail clearing Oct. 15

Powwow Trail crew
Volunteers using hand tools work to restore the Powwow Hiking Trail in the BWCAW that was obliterated by the massive 2011 Pagami Creek forest fire.
Contributed / Boundary Waters Advisory Committee.
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DULUTH — The nonprofit group Boundary Waters Advisory Committee is looking for volunteers for trail maintenance crews on the PowWow Trail in the BWCAW.

The Powwow Trail was nearly lost after the Pagami Creek fire in 2011. Since then volunteer crews, with U.S. Forest Service supervision, have worked to clear the trail, sawing by hand the thousands of tree falls and clearing the encroaching new growth.

Interested volunteers are asked to attend a training session Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Frost River, 1910 W. Superior St. in Duluth leading up to a trail clearing day in the wilderness Oct. 15. Crews will hike the Powwow Trail, clearing brush and tree falls using hand tools and non-mechanized means as the area is federally designated wilderness. Transportation from Duluth to the trail event is available.

For more information, contact Martin Kubik at 651-214-5849 or email martin.kubik@boundarywaterstrails.org or go to boundarywaterstrails.org .

John Myers reports on the outdoors, natural resources and the environment for the Duluth News Tribune. You can reach him at jmyers@duluthnews.com.
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