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BEAR ISLAND CLEAN-UP
Hope to see you there!
Bear Island Cleanup will proceed as planned. We will meet out there at 9am on the scheduled dates, still bring the same tools and safety equipment, but keep in mind that we will be practicing 6' social distancing while walking the trail and performing trail maintenance.
BRING CHAIN SAW, LOPPERS, PRUNING SHEARS, ETC. WEAR GLOVES AND BUG SPRAY! NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE MADE – JUST BE THERE TO HELP. WE NEED TO KEEP THE ISLAND CLEANED UP SO IF CAN BE ENJOYED BY ALL. IF QUESTIONS, call Paul at 651-230-3361
Bear Island Narrows Photo by Margaret Duxbury
Our thanks to the Clean-Up Crew who had such a huge task clearing some 30 trees off the trails after the June 2012 storm! And a word of thanks to all who used Bear Island this year for keeping it clean and using it with respect. This is much appreciated by those of those who volunteer to clean it up.
Report from Bob Baker on a completed Cleanup:
Monthly cleanups were done through August. Vandals have returned and destroyed the picnic table—Litter and clutter have increased this year. DNR has recommended not replacing the picnic table or posting any signs at present. DNR apparently is in turmoil over jurisdiction and management of Wildlife Management Areas. What else is new?
Bear Island Cleanup Crew Clears Trail 2015
Photos by Tom Nelson
Many thanks to the crew of trail-clearers on Bear Island: Rich, Bob, John, Catherine, Jim, Hugh and Paul.
And to those who preceded this crew: Newt, Denny, the Routt Family, and more.