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Summer Gathering & Board of Directors' Meeting - August 10 & 11, 2018

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Marcell Experimental Field Station

43122 Wilderness Trail

Bovey, MN 55709

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SUMMER GATHERING & BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

August 10 & 11, 2018

hosted by Wes Libbey Northern Lakes Chapter

Friday, August 10

Social time with drinks and pizza from 7:00 - 9:30 PM at The Dutch Room, 702 NW 4th Street, Grand Rapids, MN 55744 (right on Highway 2). Drinks must be purchased by attendees on site. Pizza will be paid with registration for Friday.

Saturday, August 11

All activities will be held at the Marcell Experimental Forest Field Laboratory, 43122 Wilderness Trail, Bovey, MN 55709. GPS coordinates are N 47 degrees 30.167 minutes, W 93 degrees 28.967 minutes.

8:00 - 9:00 AM – Breakfast/Registration Coffee, fruit, and sweet rolls will be provided.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM – Board of Directors meeting.

12:00 -1:00 PM – Lunch Box lunch and beverages will be provided for those who have pre-registered. Please see registration form.

1:00 - 2:00 PM – Overview of Marcell, Peatlands, Mercury Studies and the Spruce-Peatland Responses Under Climatic and Environmental Change (SPRUCE).

2:00-2:45 PM – Visit Experimental Watershed and site of Mercury Cycling Studies.

2:45-3:30 PM – Visit SPRUCE

3:30-4:00 PM – Core a peatland, talk about peat soils

Program concludes at 4:00 PM

Other Area attractions

Lost Forty: An old growth pine stand about 50 miles from Grand Rapids in northwestern Itasca County. Mud-Goose Wildlife Management Area 25 miles west of Grand Rapids.

Forest History Center: A 1900 era re-constructed logging camp and interpretive center in Grand Rapids. Judy Garlard Museum in Grand Rapids.

Mesabi Bike trail: A surfaced bike trail from the Grand Rapids Fairgrounds to Ely.

More information available at visitgrandrapids.com.

Accomodations

Hotels: AmericInn: 800-634-3444 or 218-326-8999: Country Inn: 800-456-4000 or 218-327-4960: Super 8: 218-327-1108 and many others can be found by searching the internet.

Campgrounds: Schoolcraft State Park and Scenic State Park are in area; US Forest Service has rustic campgrounds nearby at North Star Lake and Clubhouse Lake; Army Corp of Engineers has a very nice, small, fully developed campground at Pokegama Dam just west of Grand Rapids. There is also a nice campground among large red and white pine at the Itasca County Fairgrounds in Grand Rapids. It has electric hook-ups running water and an RV dump station. It can be busy on weekends during large events.

For more information and mail in registration go to minnesotaikes.org.

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Marcell Experimental Field Station

43122 Wilderness Trail

Bovey, MN 55709

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

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