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Outdoors

The punishment of being stuck inside

“And I’ll be certain she’s my girl by the things she’ll like to do – like walking in the rain.” – Cynthia Weil, Barry Mann and Phil Spector I remember being a young kid at the age of probably 9, sitting at our kitchen table on a warm Saturday morning doing math problems. I was ...

At home in the house of healing

“When she’s walking by the river and the railway line, she can still hear him whisper, ‘Let’s go down to the waterline.” – Mark Knopfler The afternoon was warming steadily as I turned off the blacktop onto a road slicked with a mire of mud, gravel and melting snow. I likened ...

The power of memories, dreams to bring us back

“When I was younger I believed that dreams came true, now I wonder.” – Chris Isaak It was a summery day as I recall. I don’t remember there being any wind, but the day was warm, and the sun was certainly shining. With big, white cumulus clouds floating around the sky, ...

Bridges have always brought us closer together

In a dark deep canyon, on a north-facing slope where sunlight rarely shines, a couple of fallen trees had been laid across a big drop in the narrow trail. A tiny creek twisted back and forth below. After the winter snows fall, the trees vanish under the accumulation of snow and ice, providing ...

Under the ice: aquatic invasive species in winter

By: Emilie Scholie, Environmental Science and Sustainability (CFRES), (escholie@mtu.edu); Emily Klawiter, Keweenaw Invasive Species Management Area (KISMA), Assistant Coordinator (eklawite@mtu.edu); Dr. Sigrid Resh, KISMA Coordinator and Research Asst. Prof., CFRES, MTU ...

Ontonagon Township on top of public recreation

One of the townships in the Copper Country that has a history of expanding outdoor recreation for its residents and visitors is Ontonagon Township. An example of the success Ontonagon Township has had when it comes to outdoor recreation is with the popular Ontonagon Township Park and ...