Northwoods Land Trust Hike – September 28th

The Northwoods Land Trust is delighted to announce it will host Hiking the Two Towers Trail at Minocqua Winter Park on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 1-3 pm. The event will take place at Minocqua Winter Park in Minocqua, WI and is open to everybody. During the event, guests will hike a 5 km/3 mi…

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Sack Lake Hemlock hike – September 25th

Join Northwoods Land Trust (NWLT) staff and ICORE on September 25th at 10:00am for a hike to explore old growth trees near Island Lake in Iron County. The 2008 conservation easement on the property includes approximately 215 acres and over 1.5 miles of shoreline along 3 lakes.  The hike begins on the easement property onto…

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Manitowish Waters Conservation Social – September 29th

Join us for a casual conversation with Wisconsin Green Fire members and conservation enthusiasts to connect, socialize, and celebrate Wisconsin traditions of conservation with food refreshments and good conversation.  This event will take place at the North Lakeland Discovery Center in Manitowish Waters on September 29th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Registration for this Conservation Social…

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Camp Mercer CCC Interpretive Trail Grand Opening

For Immediate Release For more information, please contact Frank DiLeonardi at 312-545-6135 Subject: Camp Mercer CCC Interpretive Trail Grand Opening and Celebration The Camp Mercer Civilian Conservation Corps Interpretive Trail will officially open at 5 pm, Wednesday, June 22 with a celebration at River’s Edge Lodge and Outfitters, 263 South US HWY 51 in Manitowish…

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2022 Group Paddle Opportunities

There are three options offered for paddling this spring, summer, & fall. Monday Evening Mixed Paddles – Facilitated by Gail & Mike Ondreski. These trips are on Monday evenings starting at 6 PM. All genders are welcome. A schedule will be posted on ICORE’s website once created. These paddles are on local lakes around Mercer…

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GRRR – Gogebic Range Ride and Run/Walk

The Gogebic Range Health Foundation (GRHF) is sponsoring GRRR (Go Ride R Range) as its annual event on Sunday, June 5. Walks/runs/bike rides will begin at 1:00 culminating at the Depot Park in downtown Ironwood.  There will be booths with information about GRHF grantees, of which ICORE was a recipient in 2020. There will also be…

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Volunteer to Support our WDNR Adopt a Trail Program

Check out ICORE’s Meetup site to learn about and RSVP for the many opportunities to help clean up or even develop trails in our area. ICORE attempts to post work bees for area trail work and cleanups. ICORE has committed to adopting two trails within the Turtle Flambeau Scenic Waters Area. The trails are The…

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Mercer by Bike Update

ICORE has unanimously agreed to take over the management and lead of “Mercer by Bike” bike trail expansion opportunities from the Mercer Chamber of Commerce in our January 2022 board meeting. Bike trail expansion is an ideal fit to ICORE’s core mission and is similar in nature to several current trail expansion projects underway. ICORE…

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Hurley Trail Update

ICORE continues to work with the Cities of Hurley and Montreal on a proposed walking and biking trail between the two communities, and connecting to the Iron Belle Trail in Michigan. Most of the proposed route would use a former railroad grade owned by CN. CN is currently working with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation…

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Member Spotlight -Kit Bogenschneider

Although I’ve gone canoeing since I was a kid, when I first moved to the Northwoods, I needed a boat I could handle alone, even in the wind.  That’s when I acquired my first kayak, and for 5 summers I paddled solo on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage. I had many experiences that were almost mystical,…

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