Monday, March 26, 2012

Hummingbirds are almost here!

Hummingbirds are arriving in the northern Wisconsin about a month earlier than normal.  I always see my first hummer on May 10 in Washburn, Wisconsin.  Track the migrating hummingbirds at website and consider getting your feeders out now!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Postcards from Our Estuary

Painting by Jan Wise

Arts on a Postcard Exhibit Competition 

Superior Council for the Arts, Superior, WI

July 15 - Sept. 4, 2012. Open to Everyone.
Imagine sending “wish you were here” postcards while on a fascinating vacation exploring the slow waters at the confluence of the St. Louis River and Lake Superior—16,697 acres in Lake Superior’s watershed: lakes, rivers, creeks, bays, wetlands and sloughs teeming with aquatic plant and animal life. THIS is special - wish you were here!
  • Postcard categories: original art, photography, poetry, short story, musical score, etc.
  • Specifications: rectangular entries on card stock: 4 1/4" x 6"
  • SCFTA members & Under 18: Three entries free. Others: $10.00 per entry. International entries welcome.
  • July 15 is Lake Superior Day. This is the date around which we will plan week-long events in the Gardens, the Gallery and the Boathouse.
  • Twenty postcard entries will be chosen to be enlarged to small billboard size for outdoor exhibition in Broadway Community Gardens & the grounds around the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve (LSNERR) headquarters on Barker's Island.
  • June 15 is the mailing deadline to be considered for the billboard enlargement. Details to be announced.
  • Entry implies permission for SCFTA to reproduce selected entries for billboards and publicity.
  • July 15 - Sept 4, 2012: Gallery exhibits of postcards at North End Arts Gallery on Broadway & The Boathouse at Barkers Island.
  • Download our Call For Entry form here.
  • For more information contact Superior Council for the Arts at: or call us at 715 392-6007.
    Estuary artwork courtesy of Jan Wise.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

New website for Weed Coop

A wonderful new website for the Northwoods Weed Cooperative Management Area.  Great job Darienne!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Wisconsin Lakes Convention April 10-12

KI Convention Center, Green Bay Wisconsin

Register On-line Now for Early Bird Pricing!
The Wisconsin Lakes Partnership will host their 34th annual Lakes Convention on April 10-12, 2012 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay. The convention theme, “Partnering for Lakes,” will focus on how we can continue to work together to protect our state waters. Who are we? We are lakefront property owners, farmers, swimmers, scientists, builders, business owners, anglers, realtors, lake groups, government officials, boaters, foresters, teachers – we are the Wisconsin Lakes Partnership. 

Continuing with tradition, the convention will offer interactive workshops, full-group (plenary) sessions, a poster session, over 35 concurrent sessions, and several opportunities to create new partnerships and bolster seasoned ones. Two of the keynote speakers this year are John McKnight and Darby Nelson.