The Southern Kettle Moraine Horse Trail Association is coordinating a trail cleanup from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 28, at Horserider’s Campground in Palmyra. Interested parties are encouraged to dress for the weather and bring gloves, rakes, shovels and/or tree loppers to assist in spring cleanup at the campground.
Adding a little fun to the trail cleanups this year, the junior club members will be hiding a special club garden gnome somewhere in the campground before the cleanup begins. The individual who finds and returns the gnome to the club president at the camp pavilion by noon will win a prize with a donation included from local sponsor Wings-N-Things.
The club will also hold its monthly meeting and luncheon beginning at noon under the pavilion after the cleanup is completed.
For more information or questions on this event, please contact SKMHTA Trail Coordinator Bob Michaels at 414-807-7726 or SKMHTA President Tara LeRoy at 262-613-8920 or register at http://www.skmhta.com.
In another joint effort with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the club is fundraising and preparing for installation of permanent horse corrals at Horserider’s Campground. Phase one of this project, is expected to be completed this year and includes installation of two 12-by-12-foot premium panel corrals at up to eight different reservable sites at the campground. Additional corrals will be added as funding allows, with all corrals being funded solely by grants and donations.
Although the club’s primary fundraising is done through its annual fundraiser, which is scheduled for Sept. 15, a GoFundMe page has also been set up specifically to donate to this project at http://www.gofundme.com/skmhta-horse-corrals-palmyra.
SKMHTA’s previous campground improvements include the funding and installation of electricity at 29 campsites and the pavilion, building and installation of the campground kiosk and the “little free library,” mounting blocks and hitching posts.
You can help support the efforts of SKMHTA by becoming a member, volunteering or making a donation. Annual membership dues for 2018 are $25 per household (includes all members of same household). Membership fees go toward projects to improve and maintain equestrian campgrounds and horse trails in the Southern Kettle Moraine trail system for the benefit of all users.
SKMHTA offers equestrian activities in a social setting with support for horse trails and campgrounds in the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest. SKMHTA is always seeking suggestions for new projects, donations and volunteers. For more information or to become a member, visit http://www.skmhta.com,find the group onFacebook, or contactTara LeRoy at 262-613-8920 or by email at SKMHTAnews@gmail.com.