Crew Orientation for 2019 BWAC Volunteers

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Midwest Mountaineering - Expo Room

309 Cedar Ave · Minneapolis, MN

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Midwest Mountaineering Expedition Room, downstairs under the camping department

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Plan to attend this informative event if you are registered for a 2019 spring Powwow Trail maintenance trip. Outdoor enthusiasts who want to learn more about volunteering with a trail clearing crew are also welcome.

This event is an introduction to volunteering and trail maintenance trips in the BWCA Wilderness with the Boundary Waters Advisory Committee, where safety is our #1 priority. If you are a 2019 crew volunteer and are not able to attend, contact your crew leader to make alternative arrangements.

TIME: 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Arrive early if you can. The store closes at 8:00 p.m. on April 11. We will need to start and end our training on time.

-- History of BWAC and trail clearing trips
-- Trip overview
-- Tools and safety
-- Gear
-- Apparel and layers for a spring trip
-- Food and menu suggestions for backpacking

Crew Breakouts:
-- Meet your crew and crew leaders
-- Forms: liability release, emergency contact, medical form
-- Gear: individual or group; sharing, needs or concerns
-- Timing, scheduling, trip plan, carpools

Those registered for a May trip will receive a McKenzie BWCAW map for the Powwow Trail.

Emergency contact information and medical history relevant to participating in a trip (confidential, for your trip leader only).

Thank you for choosing to volunteer with the Boundary Waters Advisory Committee, an all-volunteer Minnesota nonprofit that has been keeping wilderness trails on the map since 2002. We look forward to meeting you and enjoying a rewarding wilderness experience with you.