Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts (ICORE)

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ICORE and Hurley students reconstruct trail to Corrigan’s Lookout

Upson, WI – On September 25, 2018, community members from several different groups came together to improve access to Corrigan’s Lookout, a scenic vista with views of Upson lake, the Penokee hills, and the vast hardwood forest of Iron County. …

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July Fundraiser Supports Trail Expansion and Development

Image: ICORE member Karen Hagemann provides some fun and refreshing relief from the heat hosting smoothie making with a stationary blender bike at ICORE’s trail picnic fundraiser. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts recently came together to help raise awareness and funds to…

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More progress on the Hurley Non-Motorized Trail

ICORE Board members Mike Fauerbach and Bob Traczyk recently installed signage at the trailhead of the Hurley Non-Motorized Trail. The City of Hurley and ICORE Trail Committee members are also working together to establish a trail route from Cary Park…

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2018 Conservation on Tap

The Iron County Land and Water Conservation Department has announced its 2018 “Conservation on Tap” schedule. These events are held at The Pines in Mercer, and are also sponsored by the Iron County Lakes and River Alliance. Each program is…

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Trail work continuing this summer

Trail work continues on various projects in Iron County this summer, as the many volunteers and organizations in our area continue their improvement plans: Charlie Zinsmaster of the Penokee Rangers reports that rough cutting on new Uller Novice Loop is…

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Van Vliet Lake Conservation Area dedication June 22

The Northwoods Land Trust will hold its annual meeting and an official dedication of the Van Vliet Lake Conservation Area on June 22 beginning at 12:30pm at the Presque Isle Community Center. The Van Vliet Lake Conservation area is located…

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Proposed master plan amendments to Turtle-Flambeau SWA

The Wisconsin DNR has drafted modifications to the Turtle-Flambeau Scenic Waters Area master plan. According to a planning update on the DNR website, the proposed amendments would: Designate an approximately 0.5-mile ATV/UTV route and trail on an existing department forest…

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Hurley students plant trees at trailhead

Under the supervision of teacher and ICORE board member Diane O’Krongly, students from Hurley School planted trees at the new Hurley motorized and non-motorized trailhead last month. ICORE had installed benches and a bicycle rack at an earlier event, and…

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Work continues at Saxon Harbor

From the Iron County Forestry & Parks Department Facebook page: Work continues at Saxon Harbor. Parker and Oronto Creeks are cleaned out, armored with rock, and the banks reseeded. Please stay out of the area as work progresses, the facility…

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Ironwood receives grant for Norrie/Miners Memorial trail

The City of Ironwood has received a grant for $54,300 from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund to connect Norrie Park and the Miners Memorial Heritage Park by trail. The funds will be used to purchase 33 acres…

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