2012: 25th Annual Spring Meeting and Evening Reception

The Wilderness Preserve will be hosting its 25th Annual Spring Meeting this coming Memorial Day weekend, Saturday May 26th, at Madeline School of the Arts. The event will be an evening reception with an informal buffet of elegant and hearty hors d’oeuvres, complimentary wine service, and coffee /tea and assorted desserts (come with an appetite). This year's evening fare will be provided by the highly acclaimed Ashland Baking Company. A social gathering and food service begins at 7:00 p.m., with the program beginning at 8:00 pm. Our program this year features Lake Superior trekkers



“Full Circle – A Walk Around the World’s Greatest Lake”


“Full Circle Superior is not just the first shoreline circumnavigation of Lake Superior by foot in recorded history - it is an incredible international bridge that brings together people, ideas and issues from areas as diverse as science, community, economy, education and the environment intricately into a web interlacing around and in the midst of this great lake.” 


Full Circle Superior is a commitment to freshwater that is highlighted by a 1550 mile trek around the lake accomplished by the husband and wife team - Kate Crowley and Mike Link - in 2010. The combination of biological, physical, and cultural research with the adventure of walking around the largest lake in the world was a dramatic experience that Mike and Kate will share with photos and stories from the trek. 

Mike Link has been the executive director of the Audubon Center of the North Woods near Sandstone, MN, since its founding in 1971. Following his retirement in May 2009, he has been teaching for Hamline University and acting as Assistant to the President of Northland College. His partner, Kate Crowley, also a veteran naturalist, has lived a life with education and animals, first at the Minnesota Zoo, then at the Audubon Center.