Chester Bowl Improvement Club
This season's hill cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, October 30, 2021, 9am-noon. Volunteers will be clearing brush from around the runs, triming branches overhanging into the ski/snowboard area, and completing other tasks ahead of the 2021/2022 ski & snowboard season.
Volunteers are asked to bring tools to the cleanup. If you have tools and are brining them please write your name and phone number on your tools. Please do not share your tools with others and only bring tools that you are comfortable using safely.
We are asking that you only fill a volunteer spot with a volunteer who is age 13 or older. The whole family is welcome but we want to make sure that we are getting enough adults to get the work done.
There are several different tasks that we will be completing this season and you are able to sign up for those specific jobs!
Brush Clearing Group- these volunteers will be clearing brush from the main hill and other areas. Volunteers should bring weed whackers, weed whips, or other tools to remove brush and small growth trees.
Buckthorn Removal Group- These volunteers will be working with members of the Duluth Invaders to remove buckthorn from the park. These volunteers should plan on brining loppers/trimmers, saws, or chainsaws to remove buckthorn.
Digging Crew- We need to dig out the pit for the chairlift's counterweight as well as the pit for snowmaking drainaige. Volunteers should bring shovels and pickaxes!
Branch Removal Crew- Do you hate the thought of a skier or snowboarder getting poked in the face by a branch while making their way down the hill?!? Us too, that's why we have a crew dedicated to removing branches from the sides of the runs. This group will also be removing dead trees from the runs. Volunteers should bring chainsaws, pole saws, and loppers/trimmers.
Garbage Cleanup- These volunteers will be picking up litter from around the chalet. Volunteers should bring work gloves but we will provide rubber gloves and trash bags.
Picnic Table Moving- These volunteers will be moving picnic tables from the park for winter storage. Volunteers should be wearing sturdy shoes and be really, really strong. There is a truck to assist with the actual moving of tables.
9:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Thom Storm Chalet