Minnesota camping

Weekend Nature Activities: June 5–7

It’s #NationalTrailsDay and opening muskie fishing and Take-a-Kid fishing weekend! Soooo much goin’ on this weekend! National Trails Day info. Take a kid fishing info. Minnesotans 16 or older who take a child 15 or younger fishing don’t need a license that weekend, and opportunities for inexperienced, beginner anglers abound throughout Minnesota.     Friday, […]

Weekend Nature Activities: May 14–17

Ah the flowers of May in Minnesota renew the spirit. Enjoy your times in the outdoors this weekend! 5/14 Urban Garden Youth Employment—Summer Sign-ups *Education and Experience Opportunity Youth age 12–18 have the opportunity to apply for garden based summer work experiences. These experiences are designed to build basic job, entrepreneur, communication, and leadership skills […]

No longer are the days when you can “get away” up north . . .

Supreme Court allows AT&T to build a 450-foot cell phone tower on the edge of the BWCAW. See story HERE. ALSO of concern to BWCA: “Sulfide mining pollution would forever change Minnesota, including the Boundary Waters, Lake Superior, and our economy. Mining Truth is working to help Minnesotans learn about this important issue.” GET INFO […]

DNR Forests for Recreation or Harvest, or Both?

The MN DNR commissioner recently re-assigned two top state foresters and replaced their position temporarily with himself in an attempt to see state lands harvested “more quickly” to help the struggling forest products industry. This poses many questions. Is this what Minnesotans value and want? What about sustainability? What’s the longterm plan? What about community […]