Mission Accomplished

What a difference a week makes. Our work bee last Monday was snowed out. Today was a great weather day to work in the woods. It was not the warmest day but the sun was out most of the morning and the trees sheltered us from the wind.  We had a great turn out of…

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Camp Mercer Trailhead Work Bee October 19

Hello Camp Mercer friends, The DNR is following through with the second cut of trees and brush around trail features.  We agreed on the brush and tree removal at the October 3rd meeting at Camp Mercer Trailhead. On Wednesday, October 19 starting at 8:00, I will meet Adam from the DNR to finish tree and…

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John Bates Talk and Annual Meeting 10/25/2022

Join ICORE for our annual meeting on Tuesday, October 25th at 6:00 p.m. at the Mercer Community Center. We’ll be sharing news of our 2021/2022 activities, electing new board members and officers, and making plans for the coming year. View the agenda on our website. Also that evening, join us for a free presentation by John Bates on…

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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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