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Volunteers build sustainable trail in Winona

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 WINONA, Minn. (WXOW) -Volunteers gathered in Winona to build a recreational trail Saturday so others can enjoy the outdoors.

It's part of a weekend long program hosted by the Winona Area Mountain Bikers to educate the community on the value of building sustainable trails.

Volunteers first attended a seminar from the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) to learn the building process.

Today volunteers put their knowledge into practice and began building about 800 yards of the Bronk Unit PlowLine Trail.

The Bronk Unit PlowLine Trail is a natural surface trail, meaning no outside materials are added. The position of the trail is based upon the natural contour of the land and is typically less prone to erosion and water damage.

Members of the Winona Area Mountain Bikers hope the training will inspire others in the community to volunteer or experience what sustainable trails have to offer.

The trail is open to those of any recreation, but motorized vehicles are not allowed.

As more trails are built, officials from IMBA say Winona can expect a boost in tourism and economic gain.

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