Gogebic Times 2016

November 16, 2015

Coming soon! The 2016 Gogebic Times will include information about Park and Friends events, and their calendar will list dates and times for our activities. Copies available in early 2016 at the Historical Society museum and (later) at the Chamber Visitor Information Center. Thanks to the Lake Gogebic Chamber for including our information in their […]

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UPTRA Member

October 27, 2015

Friends of the Porkies is a 2016 member of the Upper Peninsula Travel and Recreation Association.

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GLCYD Volunteer Conference 2015

October 27, 2015

On October 15, 2015, Bob Wild, Porkies Naturalist, Jeff Gaertner, Unit Manager, and Sally Berman, lifetime member and Board member, Friends of the Porkies, attended the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development Volunteer Conference. The Friends was honored by the GLCYD as the U. P. Volunteer Organization of the Year. See the Friends of the […]

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Ramp Building Crew

October 26, 2015

This is a photo of six of the 9 – 10 Folk School ADA accessible ramp construction crew.Bruce Ruutila, Richard Knuteson, Jack Bauman – Project Manager, Jon Ollila, Dave Rasmussen, Steve Maass. The Folk School now has new windows, the ramp, an ADA accessible bathroom, a new propane heater and upgraded electrical thanks to Partnership […]

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Friends Receive Keweenaw Heritage Grant

June 13, 2013

The Friends of the Porkies have received the Keweenaw Heritage Grant through the Keweenaw National Historic Park.  The $1,000 grant is used to facilitate local school field trips.  The Friends match the grant with a $1,000.  Donations can be accepted to support this program.

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Winter Camping Blog in the Porkies

March 26, 2013

Northern Michigan Vacation: Winter Camping in Porcupine Mountains Posted by Jeff Smith on March 5, 2013 at 8:33am Camping compadre Tim, up on the Escarpment Trail, Porcupine Mountains, Michigan. I had the great pleasure recently of heading up to the Porcupine Mountains for a winter campout in the snowy backcountry with a couple of longtime […]

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Read Frank Hutton’s Blog Describing His Love of the Porkies

March 25, 2013

Read Artist Frank Hutton’s (2012) blog spot on his experience and what it can mean to participate in an Artist-in-Residence Program.

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Dan’s Cabin

August 12, 2011

  A labor of history: Volunteers build home for Dan Urbanski Artist in Residence program July 11, 2006 By JAN TUCKER Ironwood Globe Staff Writer SILVER CITY — Some 20 men and a handful of women have become part of a historic project at the Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park. The timber framing class, sponsored […]

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August 3, 2011

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