Join us! Celebrate the Penokees! May 24 – 26, 2013

Tyler Fork River  Photo: Rebecca Kemble

Tyler Fork River Photo: Rebecca Kemble

Join us in a celebration of the Penokees!

Copper Falls State Park is full. Consider booking a room at the casino or camping at LCO Harvest Camp. See below for directions.

Front windowFriday, May 24, 2013
Benefit for The Penokee Hills Education Project
Bad River Casino Convention Center
73370 U.S. Highway 2
Odanah, WI 54861
Located 10 miles east of Ashland, Wisconsin on U.S. Highway 2

6 PM Food
7 PM Music
Silent Auction 6 – 10 PM
Performances by
Red Cliff Hoop Dancers
Thistle & The Thorns (from Madison!)
Skip Jones
Barbara With
Wade Fernandez

Copper Falls State Park

Copper Falls State Park

Saturday, May 25, 2013
Annishinabeg Nation Treaty Rights Celebration
Copper Falls State Park
11AM  –  3 PM
Feasting, drumming, singing, hiking

Tours of Lac Courte Oreilles Harvest Camp and Skulan University
3 – 6 PM
The Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Tribe has opened a treaty harvest and educational camp on public lands in the Penokee Hills. Fully permitted by the Tribe, the Harvest Camp give visitors a chance to explore the area from the ground and get to know the amazing abundance that the Penokee Hills provide. The tour will offer insights into gathering and foraging, and the chance to see what will be gone forever if the mine is built. Bring your tent and camp supplies and stay over night, or join a Saturday tour.

Foundation of an old school located near Harvest Camp

Foundation of an old school located near Harvest Camp

Lucky Rocket In Concert
1 – 6 PM
Upson City Park Local band Lucky Rocket will be rolling out the punches against the proposed Penokee Mountain Iron Mine. A rock opera in real time! Also a jam session, bring your instruments!

Ojibwe walleye fishing
9 PM Galilee Lake

Sunday, May 26, 2013
Picnic in downtown Mellen
1 – 3 PM AM

Happy campers visiting LCO Harvest Camp

Happy campers visiting LCO Harvest Camp

Wild leeks or onions, sometimes called ramps, growing in the Penokee Hills. Photo: Nick Vander Puy

Wild leeks or onions, sometimes called ramps, growing in the Penokee Hills. Photo: Nick Vander Puy

To get to LCO Harvest Camp:
From Mellen, go south on 13. Turn east on 77 toward Hurley. Go east approx 7 miles. At about mile 5.5 you cross the Iron/Ashland county line, and about another mile greeted on the right side with a sign that says “Welcome to historic Iron mining district.” 77 bends around but right after that sign, on the right is Moore Park Road. Turn south on it, up hill. Camp Plummer as the Harvest Camp is called, is at the end of the long stretch on the right in a little cubby hole in the woods cut by the county, just before you take a full turn east and go down to Tylor Forks boat landing.

2 thoughts on “Join us! Celebrate the Penokees! May 24 – 26, 2013

  1. Pingback: Report from LCO Harvest Camp, deep in the Penokees | United In Defense of The Water

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