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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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Help a Scouting Troop
Saturday, Aug 26 2017 - 8:00am
Maintenance

Help a scouting troop fulfill their service hour requirement on Taum Sauk at Highway N. Bring your tools, or use ours. Park at Johnson's Shut-Ins and arrange your carpool, or park at Highway N crossing. Email me at goforthmark@yahoo.com with questions.

Mark Goforth





Pre-race maintenance on the southern Karkaghne
Saturday, Aug 26 2017 - 8:30am
Maintenance

With the annual bike race coming up in September, we're planning to get out and clean up some portions of the race route that need a little extra TLC.  For this outing, we'll concentrate on the first several miles, from start of the race route heading north.  We will meet at the Highway P trailhead (see attached map) at 8:30 AM, and break into smaller groups to cover as much trail as possible.  Activities will include Line trimming, brushing, mowing, and trail marker replacement.  We will also need at least one or two certified sawyers, and individuals to swamp for them.  Bring gloves, sturdy shoes, and water/lunch, and bug spray of some kind may also be desired.  Prior to the event, we will poll everyone who signs up to see what the desire is for dinner after the outing.

Join us on the 26th and help us make the Ozark Trail shine for the OT100.

John Wieland



Crew Leader Training Weekend
Saturday, Sep 09 2017 - 8:30am
Training

Have you seen those poeple walking around with red hard hats and orange shirts at the Megas?  Do you wonder how you could coach others in the fine arts of trail construction and maintenance?  Are you interested in being an OTA construction and maintenance crew leader?  Have you participated in at least 3 on-trail work outings?

If so, then you need to sign up for this weekend:

 Saturday:   instruction in the whys and wherefores to trail (classroom setting)

Sunday:  putting it all together (on-trail)

 

Location: the Round Spring area.  We may be at the Current River State Park or at Round Spring campground.

Crew Leaders are used in large numbers at the Megas, but they are also needed at smaller day outings.  Crew Leaders, with experience and some addtional coaching, are elligible to lead work outings.  

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

April Scott



Construction on the Current River Trail at Round Spring
Saturday, Sep 09 2017 - 8:30am
Construction

Come on out for a day or the weekend to build trail on the Current River Trail at Round Spring.  

Bring breakfast, lunch, snacks, and water.  Wear long pants, gloves, and sturdy work/hiking boots.  Also, prepare for the weather and bring items such as sunscreen or raingear.  

 

Bunking/Camping location TBD, but will be either at Round Spring or Current River State Park.  

 

More details to come as information becomes available.  

April Scott



Monthly Meeting - Alpine Shop - Kirkwood
Tuesday, Sep 12 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





Save the Date - Fall Trail Maintenance or Construction
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.

We will be either doing some critical maintenance or building new trail.

We are waiting on the results from the August 26th maintenance event to determine final details for September 23rd. We will be either prepping the trail for the OTA Bike Race (on trail located west of Centerville, MO) or building new trail at the Current River Trail project near Round Spring (located between Salem and Eminence, MO).

Rest assured -- it will be a weekend of fun and fellowship!

Sign-up now and we'll provide details as they are available. Camping will be available for participants and, of course, there will be a post-work feast.

See you on the trail!

 

 

Rebecca Landewe





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



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