On Thursday, February 22 a group of us will be meeting at 9 am at the Shell Mound trailhead to spend a couple of hours working on the new archaeological trail.
Much of the new trail follows the older, developed trails. But a couple of hundred yards is newly laid out, and covers an undeveloped section that skirts the hollow interior of the crescent-shaped mound.
The photo above shows the area where a trail needs to be created.Work will include clearing low vegetation from the trail and removing snags and fallen branches that obscure important archaeological features.
Please join us. Sturdy shoes, long pants and sleeves, work gloves, hats, insect repellent, and drinking water are all recommended. Also, if you have ready access to pruning saws, loppers, rakes, or other simple tools, bring them along. If you don’t have tools, don’t worry, there will be plenty of work for you.