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Pipestone Quarry Trail Days to begin

by jaylauraplummer on July 28, 2015

Trailwork has begun at the Pipestone Quarry in Rice Lake and there will be volunteers out there each and every Saturday from 9am until Noon.  We hope to complete the first loop this summer/fall so please join in for this exciting new trail system.

What to bring: loppers, hand saws, shovels as well as bug spray, water and long pants.

Location: 1951 27 1/2 Street Rice Lake, WI

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Chain Saw Safety Training Class

by vietvandong on July 28, 2015

There is going to be a Chain Saw Safety Training class put on by the Forest Industry Safety Training Alliance, Inc. (FISTA) in conjunction with the Eau Claire County Forest and Parks Department at the Tower Ridge Recreation Area on Saturday August 8th, 2015. It will be an all day class running approx. 8:30am – 4pm.

The cost of the class would be $145 / each for anyone wishing to attend.

Level 1 – Basic Level

This course is intended for those students with little to no chainsaw experience. Level 1 offers training in the following areas:
• Personal protective equipment
• Chainsaw safety features
• Reactive forces of the chainsaw
• Identification and function of each part of the chain
• Safe use of the chain saw
• Introduction to daily maintenance demonstration
• The bore cut
• Hinge establishment and importance
• Open face notch
• Evaluation before felling
• Spring poles and (time permitting) limbing and bucking field demonstration.
Each student must come to class prepared to cut wood. This means wearing the proper PPE; which includes chain saw chaps/pants, hard hat with full visor and/or safety glasses, gloves, protective toe boots (cut resistant if available), and hearing protection, a chain saw in proper working order, and fuel / bar oil for the chain saw.
It is recommended that anyone felling any size tree, or using a chainsaw for any reason, regardless of hazard, attend both the Basic and Intermediate Level courses. At least 30 hours of field experience is recommended prior to attending the Level 2 Intermediate course.

For more information or to register contact Ben Parsons at 715-282-4979 or email at ben.parsons@fistausa.org
http://fistausa.org/chainsaw.html

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IMBA Trail Care Crew Visit

July 26, 2015

    We had a great visit from Jordan and Lani, the IMBA Trail Care Crew. \ We couldn’t have done it with a lot of local support.  We’d especially like to thank the Barron County Economic Development Corp and Out There for their support to bring singletrack trails to Barron County. Badger Brew in Rice Lake hosted […]

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Grand Opening for Area 178

July 22, 2015

The Chippewa Tourism Board is pleased to be holding a Grand Opening for Area 178 off-road trails network.  This Grand Opening will be held on Tuesday, August 4th at 4:30pm at the Riverview Reserve parking area off of Beach Drive.  The Chippewa Off Road Bike Association will have riders and walkers on hand to give a […]

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Shirts

July 22, 2015

These sweet shirts will be available soon!  Details to follow on how to get one.  Hint: If you are a Member you are awesome – but you probably already know that.    

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IMBA Trail Care Crew Visit

June 30, 2015

The IMBA trail care crew will be coming to Rice Lake July 23-26. Details are coming but keep these dates on your calendar to learn and build with folks that do this for a living. The first few days are meetings and planning so the trail school and work will take place on July 25-26. […]

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