The Greatest Good: A Forest Service Centennial Film touches on the beginning of the Conservation Movement as well as the creation of the first National Forests. Join us to discover why the movement formed, and what it took to build the U.S. Forest Service.
This program is provided by the Ottawa Interpretive Association.
We will meet at Nordine's at 9:00 AM CST to carpool to Old Victoria, a 45 minute drive, thus arriving around 10 AM CST. Since this part of the UP is on Eastern Standard Time we will actually arrive at 11 AM EST. Rain or shine unless the weather is exceptionally bad.
People will have the option of just exploring the area around Old Victoria if they feel that the 4/10 mile hike up to Lookout Mountain is too much. The entire hike will be 2.5 miles round trip.
Old Victoria is staffed all summer from 11 AM until 5 PM (EST), allowing us to see the restored log buildings . Old Victoria, Rockland, MI Upper Peninsula of Michigan Participants should wear sturdy shoes and bring lunch, water, insect repellent, and possibly hiking poles.
RSVP - not required, we look forward to seeing you.
Contact Pat & Steve Bielke for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-424-4046 or 262-424-4047.
Learn more about Old Victoria at: http://www.exploringthenorth.com/oldvictoria/mine.html
Anyone who can't join us but who is interested in Old Victoria should consider visiting on Sunday, August 18, when they have their annual arts and crafts fair, with volunteers dressed in period attire.
The Greatest Good: World War II transformed the function of the Forest Service from a minimal use, to a multiple use agency. Learn how the war, and subsequent years shaped the USFS into the agency of today.
5K and Half Marathon trail running options.
This event is a collaboration between Great Lakes Endurance and Conserve School, who both share a passion for creating awareness of the natural environment. The race course travels along 7 wilderness lakes and includes elegant single track as well as wide grassy cross country ski trail. Nationally recognized as an environmentally focused private academy, the Conserve School provides students with a world class curriculum in the heart of Wisconsin’s north woods. The school also features over 20 kilometers of cross country ski trails and 8 kilometers of sustainably built single track. The school has a large photovoltaic array, a “Green Machine” wastewater treatment facility, and a community organic garden.
Register at: https://www.greatlakesendurance.com/wisconsin-races/conserve-school-trail-run.html
Photographer and biologist Scott Pearson will present a program on how to get your camera to record the same vibrant colors your eyes see in the fall. Scott's photos have won numerous awards and have appeared in Lake Superior Magazine.
Scott has been a frequent contributor and award winner in the Land O' Lakes Fish & Game Club photo contest.
6:30 pm refreshments
7:00 pm program,