Our free December calendar for your computer screen background is now available to download. It features a beautiful Alger County winter scene with a lighted tree. Photo by Kathryn Lund Johnson – http://www.kljnaturephotos.com.
This year’s Rekindle the Spirit will be Thursday, Dec. 1 from 5:30-7:30. Not only will there will photo opportunities with Santa (PSB) and the Grinch (the Moose Lodge), but a polar bear character will be at HTC and Rudolph at Falling Rock with various other characters downtown. Others will be a Frosty the Snowman, elves, and a gingerbread man. This year we will also be offering Christmas carriage rides. Hope to see you there and spread the word!
Our free September calendar for your computer screen background is now available to download. It features a beautiful early autumn scene in rural Alger County (Sept. 2013). Photo by Tim Trombley – www.greatlakesphotography.net.
Munising, Michigan – In honor of Lake Superior Day, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore interpreter Andrea Chynoweth will lead a beach walk at Miners Beach on Sunday, July 17 at 10 a.m. The hour-long walk will focus on the power of Lake Superior to influence both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, impacts on weather, and the dynamic forces at work where water meets land. Meet at the parking lot at the west end of Miners Beach, six miles north of H-58 on Miners Castle Road (H-11) in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
Lake Superior Day is an annual event that occurs the third Sunday of July. Started by a group of citizens in Thunder Bay, Ontario in the 1990s, it now includes celebrations and activities from more than 50 groups and communities around Lake Superior.
Our free June calendar for your computer screen background is now available to download. It features a beautiful summer scene of Grand Sable Dunes and Grand Sable Lake. Photo by Tim Trombley – www.greatlakesphotography.net.
Release Date: May 20, 2016
Gladstone, MI – As we move into the weekend, fire danger remains very high throughout the Upper Peninsula, and is extreme in some locations. Fire officials at the U.S. Forest Service urge residents and visitors to be cautious with the use of fire while enjoying the outdoors in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
“We’re still extremely dry in many areas, and all it takes is one careless mistake for a wildfire to endanger our lives and communities,” said Jon Agner, Fire Management Officer serving Hiawatha National Forest and Ottawa National Forest. “If you see a wildfire, it is critical that you find a safe location and call 911 immediately.”
Dry conditions, warm temperatures, low relative humidity, strong winds, and potential for lightning storms are contributing to the very high fire danger levels in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Fire officials offer the following tips to go by while enjoying the area’s many outdoor recreation areas.
For more information, contact a local National Forest office or your local fire management agency.
Janel M Crooks
Public Affairs Officer
Hiawatha National Forest
p: 906-428-5829 (M,W,Th)
p: 906-387-2512 (T,F)
820 Rains Drive
Gladstone, MI 49837