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Wondering about Wintergreen

Wintergreen is such a pretty plant. You can find it in the BWCA and on the Gunflint Trail in abundance. Did you know its leaves and berries can be used?   Here’s some information from the emergency outdoors blog. The leaves

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Green Driving

Summer vacations with long road trips are a great time to think about saving money and gas. Just because gas is less expensive these days it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t practice green driving tips. Here are some from the Minnesota

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New Month and New Moon

It’s a new moon and that means it’s a great time for stargazing. With a dark night sky on a cloudless night it’s easy to spot constellations, shooting stars and of course the Milky Way. The Boundary Waters and Quetico

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Trees Damaged in a Storm

High winds and storms have been happening more this summer than ever in the past that I can remember.  We haven’t lost many at Voyageur but other places have. Here’s what to do and not do if you have damage

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Clouds- Noctilucent Ones

Have you ever seen Noctilucent Clouds? If you are like me with most things you probably have heard of them but can’t remember what they are. They are the clouds that shine at night and that is why they are

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Reduce Energy Use

When I look around Voyageur Canoe Outfitters I see energy drains everywhere; ceiling fans, computers, cash registers, plugged in appliances, lights left on and more.  Sometimes I need to be reminded that it is good to save energy, not just

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Good News for People Who Love to Recycle

I’m not sure how much you recycle but it drives me crazy to throw things into the garbage. If you have read my blog before then you probably already know this. I am really good about recycling the easy things,

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Celebrate Trees

Yesterday was Arbor Day and May is Arbor Month. I hope you will celebrate by getting outside to enjoy trees and maybe even plant a few. 2016 Arbor Month celebrates the health benefits of trees Trees help reduce skin cancer.

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Green Spring Cleaning

I’m a creature of habit when it comes to cleaning methods and cleaning supplies. I have several different kinds of cleaning supplies in our housekeeping bins at Voyageur because I want to use the one that works best for the

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Synchronized Fireflies

I love to watch fireflies light up the dark night sky and thankfully we still have quite a few at the end of the Gunflint Trail. I can look outside my window at night and see them blink among the

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