As of today, Sawbill Lake is still sporting 27 inches of ice. This is only a few inches less than I reported two weeks ago, news which could just aggravate the chronic late winter depression tha
It's been a lingering winter with "cement" snow, sleet, freezing rain and even a thunderstorm.
UMD Recreational Sports Outdoor Program fosters active lifestyles & connections to the natural world-
Patrick Kohlin, kayak instructor and web specialist for UMD's Recreational Sports Outdoor Program, chatted with Dave Ter Steeg Apr. 18 about the program, what they do, and why it's important for many reasons to connect people to the big lake. This conversation is part of our effort to gather ideas and stories about environmental sustainability along the North Shore.
Deb Benedict and Matthew Brown are joined by George Wilkes, Grand Marais co-chair of MN Greenstep Cities, to talk about the program and what it means for changing Grand Marais toward sustainability. Wilkes goes in depth on how sustainability deals with social and economic concerns as well as environmental ones, and how to get involved with Greenstep.
Gus shares his experiences working in a local sugar bush, an annual spring ritual.