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Join us at the Maple Bay farm and natural area to collect some sweet sap! Volunteers will be collecting from the end of February until the date of our public event (March 23rd) to ensure we have enough available for our boil days. Volunteers will get hands-on experience with every part of this beloved spring-time ritual by learning from experienced volunteers and staff. This is a required training event for all volunteers who would like to help us collect sap.
What will volunteers be learning:
Protocol for checking buckets, hauling and sap storage
Equipment use and safety considerations for the Kubota tractor (used in hauling sap from the sugar bush to our cellar)
Expected communication and data collection protocols
What should I bring?
Dress for the weather! Full winter attire is recommended as Maple Bay is regularly cold and windy!
Sturdy, close toed shoes that can handle some mud
Bring a re-usable water bottle and some snacks
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! If you have any questions, please contact Jon Throop at [email protected] or 231-922-1259