The Laurentian Lakes Chapter’s Mission:
To build, maintain, and promote the North Country National Scenic Trail in Clearwater and Becker Counties.
- In 2008, we constructed another 6.5 miles of trail between Co. Hwy 39 and SE Juggler Lake Rd, which was finished and certified in 2010.
- In 2009, the chapter cleared 9 miles of the trail’s route further south to Greenwater Lake SNA’s northern boundary.
- In 2010, Some of the trail cleared in 2009 was built by an Americorps-NCCC crew that worked for 4 weeks. This section should be finished and certified in 2011.
- In 2011, we developed a new segment of trail south to Greenwater Lake SNA and CR-35 with another Americorps-NCCC crew
- In 2012, we built 21 miles of new trail south from Greenwater Lake Scientific and Natural Area to and through Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge. The Chapter worked with Becker County to obtain two Trail Legacy Grants from the Minnesota DNR that helped construct this significant new segment of the NCT in Becker County with the Minnesota Conservation Corps. This portion of the trail will be officially opened on National Trails Day in 2013 (Saturday, June 1st).
- In 2013, we hope to completely finish the NCT within Tamarac and build an additional bridge / puncheon northwest of Island Lake
Chartered in 2007, the Laurentian Lakes Chapter has about 80 members from Fargo-Moorhead, Detroit Lakes, Ponsford, Osage, Bemidji and the surrounding area. The membership includes retired folks, working folks, local lake associations, conservation groups, and young families. We were the fastest growing NCTA chapter in 2008-09 and you are invited to join us!
The chapter holds Wednesday workdays each week and one Saturday event a month during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. We also hold special events throughout the year.