Musician Ben Weaver is riding his bicycle around Lake Superior to engage people along the route in conversation about the state of our fresh water. He's performing his music at many stops along the way. He spoke with Dick, and played a few tunes, during a July 24 stopover in Grand Marais. As Ben says in this interview, "Why do we have to choose between jobs and fresh water?" You can learn more about Ben and his project here.
At the fall equinox, Dave & Amy Freeman will launch their canoe in the KawishiwiRiver and paddle into the Boundary Waters, where they will stay for an entire year. Dick spoke with them July 17 about why they're doing this, the logistics involved, and more. You can learn about their programs for students at www.wildernessclassroom.com, and about their goal of bringing attention to sulfide mining near the Boundary Waters at www.savetheboundarywaters.org.
The combination of moist weather and cooler temps means a lush July this year. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about perfect weather for blooming wild plants.
The Cook County Invasive Team works to control the spread of invasive species in our area.
They are one of our most striking – and hard to find -- moths. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the large, green luna moth.
The Cook County Invasives Team and Soil and Water Conservation District are teaming up to host two workshops on healthy water and vegetation.
Greg Breining is a journalist and author who focuses on travel, science and nature. He recently wrote an article about how species are increasingly interbreeding to survive human activity and climate change. Buck chatted with him about it June 26. You can find the full article here.