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Outdoors

The Keweenaw’s Mont Ripley set to open Dec. 19

RIPLEY — Visitors to the Copper Country seeking winter excitement are eagerly anticipating the opening of Mont Ripley this weekend in Hancock, Michigan. Located in the snowiest city in the Midwest, Mont Ripley announced they will open this Saturday, Dec. 19. Mont Ripley opened in 1934 and ...

Chassell Trails Mapping Project a success with KCF grant

HANCOCK — With support from the Keweenaw Community Foundation’s PHF Outdoor Wellness and Recreation Fund Grant, the Chassell Trails Mapping Project was successfully completed. The project supports existing and new trail development in Houghton and surrounding counties by providing users of ...

Keweenaw Land Trust offers distanced-group hiking options

OPT outside with KLT option 1 Opt outside with KLT board member Alex Hirzel on one of his favorite Churning Rapids trails, the Villa Maki. This option 1 will be a fast paced, 2.5 mile hike. We are asking for participants to register and keeping both groups at 15. Masks are mandatory and we ...

Share your thoughts with the DNR at upcoming virtual meetings

The Department of Natural Resources is committed to providing Michigan residents the opportunity to share input and ideas on policy decisions, programs and other aspects of natural resource management and outdoor recreation opportunities. One important avenue for this input is at meetings of ...

National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation announces two new board members

HOUGHTON – The National Parks of Lake Superior Foundation (NPLSF) is pleased to announce two new members to its board of directors, Robert D. (Bob) Lindberg and Fawn Bernhardt-Norvell. Both joined the NPLSF board in 2020 and will serve alongside seven other board members who each serve ...

Coast Guard informs public of cold weather precautions

CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard is reminding mariners and outdoors enthusiasts of the dangers presented by cold weather as temperatures drop in the Great Lakes region. Cold air and freezing water temperatures significantly decrease survival time for persons immersed in the water or exposed to ...

Every Vote Counts — vigil for democracy in Houghton County

HOUGHTON — We Make Michigan - Keweenaw Chapter invites you to join us for a peaceful, short, nonpartisan, and socially distanced Every Vote Counts Vigil for Democracy on Sunday, November 1 from 5:15 pm - 6 p.m. in downtown Houghton. Worried about a contested election? Come out to send the ...

It’s all about the bees

STANTON TOWNSHIP — Remote learning, cancelled events, disrupted schedules, and new learning protocols. In spite of it all, it’s business as usual at E.B. Holman School in Stanton Township. This month, 31.5 lbs. of honey was extracted, filtered, and bottled from two bee hives in the school ...

Temporary ORV bridge closure slated for Dickinson County

An off-road vehicle bridge connecting Michigan and Wisconsin will be temporarily closed for construction work, beginning Oct. 19. The bridge, which connects Michigan's Dickinson County to Florence County, Wisconsin, will undergo bridge approach work in advance of deck and railing replacement ...

USFWS, HILPA post new signage at Huron Island boathouse

A condition assessment conducted for the US Fish & Wildlife Service found the steel columns supporting the concrete walls and roof of the boathouse on Lighthouse Island are severely deteriorated. The island, part of the Huron National Wildlife Refuge, is administered by USFWS. Seney-based ...

EGLE Classroom launches instructional video series

As students settle in for a new school year – whether at home or in the classroom – the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is providing a variety of online videos through its EGLE Classroom initiative that teachers and parents can use to supplement school ...

Governor Whitmer proclaims Sept. 26 as Hunting and Fishing Day

LANSING — Today, Governor Whitmer proclaimed September 26 as Hunting and Fishing Day in Michigan to recognize the importance of hunting and fishing in our state, and to bring awareness to conservation efforts by hunters and anglers. “With access to beautiful forests, the Great Lakes, and ...

Deer check and CWD/TB testing changes for 2020 hunting season

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources advises deer hunters to be prepared for big changes to DNR deer check stations this fall. Staffing and financial shortages, due to both funding associated with long-term declines in the hunter base and the COVID-19 pandemic, will result in ...

DNR wants your input on plans for forest management

How do you use and enjoy Michigan’s nearly 4 million acres of state forests? How important are forests to you? The Michigan Department of Natural Resources wants to know. The DNR's Forest Resources Division is conducting a public survey to help guide creation of a new 10-year plan to keep ...

MDARD updates state’s two Hemlock Woolly Adelgid quarantines

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) revised both the state of Michigan’s interior and exterior Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) quarantines. The new quarantines are effective on Sept. 24. “These quarantines are designed to protect the 170 million ...