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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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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Camp Mercer Trail Clean-up

ICORE is running a worker bee clean-up on the CCC trail Friday, May 6 at 10:00AM.  We will meet at the trail head on the Manitowish River Access road west of the Circle Lily Creek bridge.  If you or your friends can pitch-in bring work gloves, water to drink, bug spray for ticks, and possibly…

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National Trails Day Hike

The Heritage Chapter of the NCTA is co-sponsoring this National Trails Day Hike along with ICORE on Saturday, June 4.
 Meet at Wren Falls before 10am and hike the NCT to Porcupine Hill and back. Approximately 4+ miles total.
 Wear appropriate shoes/boots and clothing.  Bring water and a trail lunch.  See you there! DIRECTIONS TO…

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Member Spotlight – Karen Hagemann

Karen Hagemann, ICORE president, has served on its board for four years. She has a BS from UW Stevens Point and BA from Northland College. A fourth generation Iron County resident, Karen enjoys much of what Iron County offers: biking, hiking its many trails, kayaking inland lakes, camping and spending time at Island Lake. She…

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Volunteers Needed!

The Turtle Flambeau Flowage, the best fishing in all of Wisconsin, is in danger of being overtaken by an Invasive species called Curly Leaf Pondweed.  The Rice Lake Association needs your help to prevent this. We are organizing “Weed Pull 2022” during the first two weeks of June.  Volunteers are needed to make this a…

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Mercer Park Board

The Town of Mercer is seeking letters of interest for 1 Park Board member to serve a 3-year term to begin April 21, 2022. Letters of interest explaining the qualities and skills you can bring to the Park Board are to be submitted to the Mercer Town Hall, PO Box 149, Mercer, WI 54547, no…

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News From the Historic Montreal Trails

The Penokee Rangers are a volunteer group of local trail stewards. This is our 48th year of maintaining the Montreal and Uller Ski Trails. We are happy to announce that we have recently been named as a Non-Profit 501c3 public charity. This means that any donations made to our organization will now be deductible! Donations,…

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SISU Dream Fragments

SISU Ski Fest 2022 was pretty close to being perfect. The event filled to capacity. We were backed by generous sponsorships and supportive community partners. We had some good luck and an absence of bad luck. The day ended with lots of happy racers and proud volunteers. Just as we had dreamed it. This year…

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ICORE conducts spring work bees

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 opportunities in Iron County.  Volunteers from ICORE and the Manitowish Waters Historical Society (MWHS) moved brush and cleared…

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