May 30, 2014 in Uncategorized
A Silver Bay native and a Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center employee are part of a group embarking on a 900-mile expedition in Canada this summer.
Kari Smerud of Silver Bay, now studying at St. Ol…continue reading on twoharborsmn.com
June 7, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle
In northern Lake County, about 10 miles from Ely down a long single-lane dirt road, a small group of volunteers is braving a steady drizzle and below average temperatures. Continue Reading
November 11, 2012 in The Daily Republic
Al Larson and his river companions have racked up 2,500 river miles paddling South Dakota waterways.
May 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
For Talon Stammen of Grand Forks, building a canoe using materials he’d harvested with traditional tools was as much about the journey as the destination. He now has one of the few birch bark canoes to grace Lake of the Woods in the past century. Continue Reading
April 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
The Red River is a spectacular canoeing river slow and peaceful on most days, with lots of wildlife and little development along its banks.
But it lacks one vital amenity: namely, well-spaced canoe landings.
North Dakota should change that. Continue Reading
October 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
In 2010, Fargo’s River Keepers group provided almost 200 canoe and kayak rentals to Red River boating enthusiasts.
Luckily, there’s a good chance that Grand Forks and East Grand Forks will see those numbers in summers to come. Continue Reading
August 4, 2011 in River Falls Journal
The recent extremely hot weather has driven many of us to seek refuge on the cool water. The Lower St. Croix River and most northern Wisconsin lakes swarm with big motor boats, water skiers and jet skis on the weekends. Continue Reading
August 3, 2011 in Pierce County Herald
The recent extremely hot weather has driven many of us to seek refuge on the cool water. The Lower St. Croix River and most northern Wisconsin lakes swarm with big motor boats, water skiers and jet skis on the weekends. Many of us seek quieter surroundings; floating on a remote lake listening to loons, drifting down a river watching the islands slide by, or navigating through rapids when paddling a canoe or a kayak. Paddling is a sport that can carry you to beautiful places away from the crowds and put you in touch with the pulse of the earth. Continue Reading
May 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
River Keepers in Fargo hosts service projects, runs a Red River tour boat (that hosted 1,900 passengers in 2010), sponsors fishing clinics and does everything else a river conservation group should do.
Could a Grand Forks chapter do the same? Continue Reading
August 10, 2010 in River Falls Journal
Like his town of Clifton neighbor Rob Chambers, retired Dayton’s cabinet maker Steve Cochrane has rescued stranded Kinnickinnic River travelers. Those rescued, he says, were either unprepared, ill equipped or both. Continue Reading