For crew locations: Joe Majerus, Aitkin County Forestry, (218) 927-7364
Project dates: August 11 - 13
Sites: Aitkin County
Minnesota Conservation Corps crews will construct a 70-mile extension to the current ATV trail system in Aitkin County, creating an attractive ATV destination within two hours of the Twin Cities and providing an economic boost to area communities. Working with the Aitkin County Land Department and Minnesota DNR, Conservation Corps crews will be sensitive to environmental issues and help prevent wetland degradation in construction areas. The crews are installing bridges and Geoblock, trail material made from recycled plastics that has been used to successfully minimize wetland damage in Alaska.