Celebrate the earth this weekEarth Week begins today and runs until April 27, encompassing both Earth Day on Tuesday and Arbor Day on Friday. Here are a few events taking place around the area.
Earth Week begins today and runs until April 27, encompassing both Earth Day on Tuesday and Arbor Day on Friday. Here are a few events taking place around the area.
• Through May 10: A sharp-tailed grouse viewing blind is available for reservation at the Douglas County Wildlife Management Area (Bird Sanctuary). Call Lorna at (715) 376-4743 for more information or to reserve a morning to see the sharp-tail mating dance up close.
• Monday: Arbor Day tree planting in Superior. As the city officially observes Arbor Day, one tree of 52 total will be planted at 10:15 a.m. along North 28th Street near Superior High School. The trees were donated by Short, Elliot and Hendrickson, the firm that designed changes to the corridor. Call Superior Parks and Recreation at (715) 395-7270 for more information.
• April 26: Bois Brule River spring clean-up. The Brule River Sportsmen’s Club needs volunteers to help clean up litter along the river corridor. Meet in Brule at the pavilion at the Lions Park at 9 a.m. for coffee, doughnuts and assignment of a clean-up area. Following clean-up, lunch is provided by the club at noon at the Round Up North in Brule. Bring boots and warm clothing. For more information call Dennis Smet at (715) 372-8377 or John Holter at (715) 372-8947.
• April 26: MaryJo Gingras, a local resident and county conservationist with the Iron County Land and Water Conservation Department, presents a slideshow on benefits of rain gardens and offers instruction on how to create your own rain garden utilizing northern native plants of the region. Meet at the Cable Natural History Museum at 10 a.m. for the 90-minute program. For more information or to register by noon Friday, call the museum at (715) 798-3890. Cost is $5 for members; $8 for non-members; and $18 for member families.
• April 26: The Brule-St. Croix Chapter of the North Country Trail Association holds its semi-annual meeting at 9 a.m. at the Highland Town Hall. For more information, call Dave at (715) 378-2603.