As Minnesota Trails recently reported, the new Brown's Creek Trail won't be open until next fall at the earliest. Work continues on paving the six-mile trail and building bridges over major roads.
If you want a sneak preview of this exciting new trail, connecting downtown Stillwater to the Gateway Trail, and also want to help get the trail ready, sign up for a volunteer workday on July 27th.
From the Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa:
Spend a morning on the beautiful St. Croix River cleaning up an area beginning at the Depot in Stillwater and working north along Browns Creek Trail (the former Zephyr railline), which will connect to the Gateway Trail that runs to Saint Paul.
Conservation Corps Minnesota youth crews will lead the volunteer event. Wear sturdy shoes and protective clothing. Conservation Corps will provide work gloves, eyewear and hand tools. To reach the volunteer site from Highway 36, drive north on Highway 95 through downtown to the public lot at the intersection of Main Street and Laurel Street.
Volunteers of all ages are welcome.
This event is made possible by the Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation and the Andersen Corporate Foundation. Water bottles and promotional support provided by REI.