MEGA Events (2017)

How to Get 150 or More Perfect Strangers to Build Some Awesome Trail

A MEGA event is a trail build on steroids.

Presenters: Jeff Goetter; Ozark Trail Association; Kathie Brennan, Trail of Tears State Park

There is a lot of effort required to organize a large event and the risks associated with a poorly run event are real, but the rewards for success are substantial. These rewards include both the tangible results the day of the event and intangible rewards realized in the long run.

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