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Help us build and maintain the Ozark Trail by coming to one of our many events.  No experience is required, no tools are required, and you don't have to be particularly strong.  People of all ages are welcome, so bring your kids, grandparents--even your dog.

So how do you sign up?  Simply click on the Sign Up button next to the outing you wish to volunteer for, or if the Outing Leader has an email address, you can click on the name of the Leader to send an email.

Email the Outing Leader for more information on a particular outing.  For general volunteering information, or to become a certified Crew Leader, contact our Volunteer Coordinator

Upcoming Events
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Bluffin' It! Trail Maintenance
Saturday, Sep 23 2017 - 8:30am
Maintenance

Come one, come all! We're ready for fall weather and what better way to get into the season than a day in the woods.

Camping: We will be basing out of Council Bluff Lake campground. We'll have a group site and you can always pay for your own.

Fun on the Trail:

We will be doing critical maintenance on the trail to prep for the OT Mountain Bike Race!!! There are portions of the Courtois, Karkaghne, and Middle Fork that still need some tender love and care to ensure our bikers have a great experience. We need loppers, weed eaters, sawyers, sawyer assistants (i.e., swampers), and a bit of work on the tread.

All levels of skill are needed. Please come, bring a friend, and join the woods fun. It will be a weekend of fun and fellowship!

Breakfast & Lunch: Bring your own.

Dinner Pot Luck!

We'll provide the meat and veggie burgers. Bring a side, appetizer, or dessert to share!

See you on the trail!
 

 

Rebecca Landewe



OT-100 Trail marking and final touch-up
Monday, Sep 25 2017 - 8:00am
Maintenance

This will be a two day event to put the final touches on the trail in advance of the OT-100 Mountain Bike Race.  We will posting signs at trail intersections so the racers can make the right turns or not make the wrong turns.  It willl involve mainly hiking and posting some temporary signs.  We wiill also take a string trimmer or two if we get word of some overgrown areas.  So if you want to do some weekday hiking sign up for this event.

We will depart from Potosi.

More details to follow.

Roger Allison





OT100/50MTB
Saturday, Sep 30 2017 - 7:00am
Fund Raiser

100 Mile mountain bike race on the Ozark Trail beginning near Bunker MO ending at Bass River Resort with a 50 Mile option beginning at the halfway point on the trailhead at DD and 32.  We need volunteers to staff 8 aid stations and check points along the way, the finish line, pickup trucks for transportation and sag wagon, and some other tasks.

Ken Kurtz



Fall Mega 1 at Round Spring
Saturday, Oct 07 2017 - 8:30am
Construction

As the tempuratures cool off, trail construction heats up.  Join us as we return to the Round Spring area to continue trail construction.  

Free camping is available at the Round Spring campground on Friday and Saturday night.  

Work will commence Saturday morning, as we walk in to the work area just north of the Current River at Hwy 19.  

After a good day on the trail, we will relax with Jeff's famous BBQ, Kathie's infamous raffle, and some music around a bonfire.  

Please remember to dress for the work and prepare for the weather. Gloves, long pants and hiking/work boots are required, as we are working on rough ground and using tools.  Wearing a hard hat is required in the work area.  You may want to bring safety glasses.  Have raingear, sunscreen, and bug deterrent.  Bring plenty of water (2 litres per person recommended) and remember to bring supplies for your fur buddies.  

 

If you have any questions, please contact me, april.scott@ozarktrail.com

* Crew Leader TBD



Monthly Meeting - Alpine Shop - Kirkwood
Tuesday, Oct 10 2017 - 7:00pm
Meeting

The Volunteers who run the Ozark Trail Association gathers monthly to discuss progress made and to set out operational tasks and goals. These meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome! We always need new ideas so come visit and get involved!!

Location

Alpine Shop - Kirkwood 
440 N Kirkwood Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Jeffery Goetter



Fall Whoopin' It Up at Winona
Saturday, Oct 21 2017 - 8:30am
Maintenance

An OTA tradition.....Spend the weekend in the Winona area to give some love to the southern sections.  Camping/bunk space available for Friday and Saturday nights.  Work wll be on Saturday and possibly Sunday.  

Crews will be dispatched to various sections - Eleven Point, Between the Rivers, Current River - to saw, lop, and repair sections in need.  

More information will be available closer to the event.  

Kathie Brennan



Fall Mega 2 at Round Spring
Saturday, Oct 28 2017 - 8:30am
Construction

If you didn't get enough the first time...join us as we return to the Round Spring area to continue trail construction.  

Free camping is available at the Round Spring campground on Friday and Saturday night.  

Work will commence Saturday morning, as we walk in to the work area just north of the Current River at Hwy 19.  

After a good day on the trail, we will relax with Jeff's famous BBQ, Kathie's infamous raffle, and some music around a bonfire.  

Please remember to dress for the work and prepare for the weather. Gloves, long pants and hiking/work boots are required, as we are working on rough ground and using tools.  Wearing a hard hat is required in the work area.  You may want to bring safety glasses.  Have raingear, sunscreen, and bug deterrent.  Bring plenty of water (2 litres per person recommended) and remember to bring supplies for your fur buddies.  

 

If you have any questions, please contact me, april.scott@ozarktrail.com

* Crew Leader TBD



Monthly Meeting - Alpine Shop - Kirkwood
Tuesday, Nov 14 2017 - 7:00pm
Meeting

The Volunteers who run the Ozark Trail Association gathers monthly to discuss progress made and to set out operational tasks and goals. These meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome! We always need new ideas so come visit and get involved!!

Location

Alpine Shop - Kirkwood 
440 N Kirkwood Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Jeffery Goetter



2017 Q4 Board Meeting
Saturday, Nov 18 2017 - 10:00am
Meeting

The Board of the Ozark Trail Assoication will be holding thier Q4 Board Meeting on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Potosi Office of the US Forest Service (right next door to the OTA Office).

The meeting is open to anyone

 

Jeffery Goetter



Monthly Meeting - Alpine Shop - Kirkwood
Tuesday, Dec 12 2017 - 7:00pm
Meeting

A meeting of the Volunteers who run the Ozark Trail Association gathers monthly to discuss progress made and to set out operational tasks and goals. These meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome! We always need new ideas so come visit and get involved!!

Location

Alpine Shop - Kirkwood 
440 N Kirkwood Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Jeffery Goetter



2018 OT Challenge Hike
Saturday, May 05 2018 - 8:00am
Fund Raiser

Please email otchallengehike@ozarktrail.com if you are interested in joining us in 2018!

Sign up here to receive more information and registration form for the second annual fund raiser hike to benefit the Ozark Trail Association. Must be 18 or older to participate in this event. This will be a major fund raiser with a fund raising goal for each participant. There will be no "entry fee". This event will be a one day hike of significant distance on the OT to challenge good hikers. This event will be based out of the Bass' River Resort.  The hike will be on the Courtois Section of the OT.  This event is for OTA members and others who have a desire to help raise funds to support the Ozark Trail Association. There will be camping and food included. Sign up today if interested in learning more as details are developed and receiving the registration form.  

Steve Liescheidt