Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts (ICORE)

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ICORE conducts spring work bees

May 23, 2021 Iron County, WI – Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts (ICORE) conducted trail work bees at locations across Iron County in May. Adopting trails and conducting trail maintenance projects is part of ICORE’s mission to enhance outdoor recreation…

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Gogebic Range Health Foundation launches fund drive

April 21, 2021  The Gogebic Range Health Foundation is holding a Spring Fundraising Drive this month. The Gogebic Range Health Foundation (GRHF) is a philanthropic organization that works to advance community health across the Gogebic Range. Serving both Iron County,…

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MECCA announces successful Winterfest

Mercer, WI – MECCA Trails is proud to announce that the 2021 Winterfest was a success despite significant changes to the event due to COVID precautions. Loyal sponsors, returning skiers, new participants and good winter snow conditions made for a…

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CCC Camp Mercer interpretive trail update

March 6, 2021 ICORE’s Camp Mercer Trail partnership with the Northern Highlands American Legion State Forest, Manitowish Waters Historical Society (MWHS), MECCA Trails, Wisconsin Historical Society and Mercer Library delivered exciting outcomes this winter.  ICORE entered into a Land Use…

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Penokee Rangers 2020/2021 season update

Although our winter only gave us a little more than the minimum snow to operate our two northern Iron County trails, the snows that did find their way up here came at just about the most perfect times. The Rangers’…

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Where are the XC Skiers & Snowshoers in the Spring? MECCA Trails Winterfest!

Mercer, WI – Cross country skiing can be great in the spring, and the recent snow makes this an ideal time to visit MECCA trails to participate in one of the Winterfest events running through March 28, 2021. The events…

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ICORE holds work bee at Deadhorse Ruffed Grouse Management area

Mercer, WI – Eleven members of the Iron County Outdoor Recreational Enthusiasts (ICORE) gathered at the Deadhorse Ruffed Grouse Management Area on Friday, November 20, for a work bee to trim brush and clear the trail. Volunteers came ready to…

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CCC Camp Mercer work bee

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2020 Paddling events

June 10, 2020 The Loony Paddlers, a women’s paddling group that meets on Wednesday mornings, is continuing its summer schedule with modifications for increased social distancing and safe practices. This group is organized by Kit Bogenschneider, who communicates with the…

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Curly-leaf pondweed removal

June 10, 2020 Several ICORE members were part of a volunteer curly-leaf pondweed removal effort last weekend. Curly-leaf pondweed is an invasive aquatic plant that can outcompete native underwater plants, form dense mats that interfere with recreational activities, and cause…

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