The arrival of bloody red shrimp (Hemimysis anomala) in Lake Superior is a reminder that ballast water transport remains a major issue for the St. Lawrence Seaway and international shipping. Although only a single individual was captured in the Duluth-Superior harbor, the find highlights the connections between all the Great Lakes.Read More
Education & Advocacy
Field Trips, Evening Programs and More
Each summer Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve sponsors free field trips and evening programs, open to both youth and adults, featuring the natural history of the Apostle Islands area, and highlighting issues important to the area's protection and preservation. The field trips are held in The Preserve or at other locations on Madeline Island. The evening programs are usually held at the Madeline Island Museum. Our Annual Meeting, held on Memorial Day Weekend, features a speaker on a timely environmental topic, and our 4th of July Parade entry highlights an important environmental issue. View our Events pages to explore our programs and events, and our 4th of July Parade page to enjoy our previous parade entries.
We also feature an educational article in our annual newsletters. Below are some of those articles:
For many of us they cause both fear and fascination. We also tend to think of them as both cuddly and contemptuous. But for all of us, we respect their domain, because they are among the largest mammals in North America. I’m talking about the American Black Bear.
On Madeline, people rarely see them. And yet...Read More
All of us who live on the island year-round or descend upon the island in the summer appreciate our surroundings. I mean, look around you. The natural beauty of Chequamegon Bay and the Apostle Islands is undoubtedly breathtaking, and the cultural richness of Native American history and the fur trade industry dates back hundreds of years. Therefore, the need to protect these great resources is increasingly important; and today we might just have the best means to do so. It is called a National Marine Sanctuaries or NMS, for short.Read More
If you were on the island on Sept. 10, 2014, something in the air didn’t feel right. You know that feeling you get before a storm when your conscience oscillates between fascination and fear?Read More
The National Park Service Great Lakes Inventory and Monitoring Network is currently monitoring six contaminants in bald eagle nestlings. Each of these contaminants is known or hypothesized to adversely impact wildlife and humans.Read More
Since its beginning in 1987, the MIWP has secured over 2500 acres of forests, wetlands and open areas, and is working in a variety of ways to protect these resources; minimizing landscape fragmentation and managing some of the forest stands are two important components of this effort.Read More