Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts (ICORE)

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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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Gogebic Range Health Foundation to host online fundraiser

The Gogebic Range Health Foundation will be hosting their annual Christmas In June Fundraiser on Facebook Live on June 28, 2020, from 3-6pm. The event will be filled with entertainment, live auctions, and live interviews with community members, and organizations….

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Hurley Non-Motorized Trail progress

June 7, 2020 The ICORE Trails Committee continues working on the proposed non-motorized trail between Hurley and Montreal. This spring we worked with the City of Hurley and helped them submit a $28,750 grant proposal to Wisconsin DNR. The grant…

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ICORE Adopts trails in TFSWA

June 1, 2020 ICORE has officially applied to “adopt” the Deadhorse Trail and the Hidden Rivers Trail in the Turtle Flambeau Scenic Waters Area. Adopting a trail means that we have pledged to provide at least a certain number of…

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Moose in Iron County

Jenna Malinowski, wildlife biologist with the Wisconsin DNR, reports that the annual statewide moose observation report shows Iron County with the greatest number of observations statewide. From Jenna: “It’s likely that the majority of our bulls frequenting Wisconsin come from…

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Deadhorse Trail is open

The Deadhorse Trail in the Turtle Flambeau Scenic Waters Area is open this winter! According to ICORE Board member Diane O’Krongly, the town of Mercer will plow an area for parking on Popko Circle, giving local residents and visitors easy…

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ICORE receives Gogebic Range Health Foundation grant

ICORE board members and GRHF members at the Hurley Non-Motorized trail head sign

January 13, 2020 Hurley, WI – Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts (ICORE) has received a $20,000 grant from the Gogebic Range Health Foundation.  ICORE President Mike Ondresky said the funds will be used for improvements to the Hurley Trailhead on…

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