ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Outdoor Events

UWS adventures Children, youths and adults can learn the basic skills of rock climbing and kayaking this summer when the University of Wisconsin-Superior's Outdoor Adventure Program offers Youth and Adult Adventures. Activities include: Kids on t...

UWS adventures

Children, youths and adults can learn the basic skills of rock climbing and kayaking this summer when the University of Wisconsin-Superior's Outdoor Adventure Program offers Youth and Adult Adventures. Activities include:

Kids on the Climbing Wall -- Youths 14 and older spend a day on UW-Superior's Climbing Wall learning knots and basic climbing and belaying techniques. Offered June 12 and July 10. Cost is $18 for a half day or $30 for a full day.

Kids Kayak Day -- Young people can spend a day on Lake Superior learning basic safety and rescue skills for kayaking. Offered June 21 and July 19 for ages 7 to 12; and June 14 and July 26 for ages 12 and older. Cost is $18 for a half day or $30 for a full day.

Adult Kayaking Lessons -- An eight-hour kayak safety clinic for adults covers basic skills. Held on sheltered waters of Lake Superior. Offered July 14. Cost is $45.

ADVERTISEMENT

Enrollment for each event is limited. For more information or to register, call Joel Peterson at 395-4651 or e-mail jpeter11@uwsuper.edu .

Fishing Contest

The South Shore Lions Club 23rd annual fishing contest will be held on Father's Day weekend, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 16 and from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 17 out of Port Wing Harbor, Wis.

A $100 first place prize will be awarded in three categories: lake trout, salmon and other sport fish.

Prizes will be also be awarded for second place and a mystery weight. All persons onboard a boat, except for children, must show a signed ticket receipt for the boat to register a fish.

The entry fee is $15 per person per boat and covers the daily launch fee, raffle and Sunday refreshments. Children 15 and under are free.

All boats must leave and return to Port Wing Harbor to register fish. Fish registration closes at 3 p.m. sharp Sunday. Awards and prize drawings will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call 715-774-3514 or 715-774-3787.

ADVERTISEMENT

Dragonfly ID

On Saturday, June 23, a program about dragonflies and damselflies will be held at the Brule River State Forest. Participants will learn about the biology, ecology, behavior and identification of dragonflies and damselflies of northern Wisconsin with DNR Aquatic Ecologist Bob DuBois.

A dragonfly walk will stress field identification, habitat requirements and understanding behavior. Specimens will be netted, examined in hand and released. Information will also be given about becoming involved in Wisconsin's statewide dragonfly and damselfly survey (WOS).

Bring appropriate field clothing and knee-high boots or hip waders, or be prepared to get wet. Nets and field guides will be provided. Close-focusing binoculars and a monocular hand lens (10X loupe) are extremely helpful if you can bring them.

Meet at the Brule Ranger Station at 1 p.m. Call 715-372-5678, ext. 0, to sign up.

Paddle Totgatic

The public is invited to join the River Alliance of Wisconsin for a paddle on the Totogatic River on Friday, June 15. The event will focus on the cultural and natural history of the river, along with information about the river's future and citizen efforts to have the river designated as a Wisconsin Wild River.

Joining the River Alliance staff will be local river specialists Kathy Bartilson and Jim Cahow of the Wisconsin DNR. Ron and Jeanne Brown of the Washburn County Lakes and Rivers Association will also be on hand to share information about the work his group is doing to protect the Totogatic.

ADVERTISEMENT

The six-hour paddle will take participants through a segment of the river that is rated as suitable for novice paddlers, but participants should have some river paddling experience and be able to turn and maneuver their canoe or kayak.

The program cost is $50 per person and includes expert guides, boat shuttle and a picnic lunch during the paddle. Participants must supply their own canoe or kayak and related equipment.

For more information about the event, contact Gail Pierce at 715-479-7530. To register for the event contact Sarah Murray at 608-257-2424, ext. 121.

What To Read Next