Unfortunately we lost almost all the snow we got the last two weeks. But at least the ground is cold and frozen in many areas. Now we obsess over the radar and wait for the snow to come. Our trail system is ready for you, except for the temporary trail closure mentioned in my last report: “TEMPORARY TRAIL CLOSURE–The DNR has closed trail 76 from Wildwood to Reams Road due to a wash out. We’re working with the DNR and a local contractor to install a culvert to remedy this problem. Once the culvert is in we’ll grade the trail and will be back in business. Please stay tuned for more information as we have it.” As for current weather, we’ve got grey skies and a couple inches of snow fell over the weekend. We’re holding steady at 28 and should stay under freezing all week. If you’d like a copy of our 2018 Fall Newsletter send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember–we sell individual, family, and corporate memberships to fund our operation. Every dollar we get goes right back into the grooming operation. All our drivers and officers are volunteers. Last year we had about 65 individual members and 35 corporate (business) members. Visit our website at www.justgroomit.org to learn more! If you know a business who’d be a great corporate sponsor please let us know.
If you’re interested in supporting local grooming please visit www.justgroomit.org or stop by Burt Lake Marina for details on joining the Indian River Snowmobile Grooming club with a membership donation. We have hats and t-shirts (short & long sleeve) for sale too. Even when we can’t groom we still have operational expenses like insurance, two-way radio communication subscriptions, equipment repair, utilities and more. We store and work on the grooming in a building 100% paid for by your generous donations; our equipment is only yards from the DNR trailhead. Thank you!