Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Portage Library to host North Country Trail Association program Apr. 5

HOUGHTON -- The Portage Lake District Library will host a public meeting and presentation by the North Country Trail Association on Friday, April 5.

At 6:30 p.m. Doug Welker will show the U.S. Forest Service video Basic Trail Maintenance. Promised to illicit "Spring fever" and a desire to get out into the woods, this video will be followed by a business and informational meeting to discuss upcoming projects and activities along the North Country Trail in the western Upper Peninsula for 2013.

The meeting and presentation are open to the public and all are welcome.

The North Country Trail Association is a non-profit organization that works with the National Park Service and other government agencies to manage, build, maintain, and promote the North Country National Scenic Trail. As a local chapter, they are responsible for approximately 100 miles of existing trail. The Association’s primary tasks are to keep the trail clear and well blazed, improve the nature of the trail surface, and install boardwalks, bridges, and signs where needed. They are also working to construct new trail in the eastern end of the chapter’s area, and they always welcome help with their projects.

All library programs are free and everyone is invited. For more information please call the library at 482-4570 or visit

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