Get Dirty & Get Sh*t Done


ORA is a small nonprofit with a rapidly growing number of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. The great people who volunteer make it possible for us to build and maintain miles of shared use trails for the community. The Driftless Area has some of the most giving people anywhere.

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We have trail work nights at Upper Hixon the first 3 Mondays of each month from May to August, 5:45 PM – 7:30 PM to repair and improve the trails in Hixon.  Additionally, we have trail work nights at Lower Hixon on Wednesdays from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. We will meet at different locations depending on the trails that need to be worked on.  For updates and reminders on trail work follow ORA on Facebook.

Hixon trail maintenance is all done by volunteers, with equipment provided by ORA. This is a great activity for groups of trail users to help with. Trail Maintenance nights are a great way to meet new people, improve our community and have fun. Meet in the Upper Hixon parking lot next to Pump track and we’ll set you up with an assignment, overseen by a Master Certified Trail Builder. (No prior experience necessary.)

Besides building and maintaining trails; volunteers assist with communication, funding, mapping, tool maintenance, event coordination and administrative work. Volunteers are the reason that ORA is productive and successful.

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