Don’t Miss a Minute of It

     The Gunflint Green Up begins at 10:00AM and continues throughout the weekend.  There is plenty to do besides plant trees or run a half-marathon so be sure to check out all of the planned activities.

     Friday has a full schedule of events to kick off the Green Up.  It begins at 10:00AM with Boreal Forest Walks and Talks.  You can take a hike on the Magnetic Rock Trail and learn all about fire ecology with Steve Robertson.  If you would rather relax and listen then join Lissa Grover at the Gunflint Conference Center to find out about fire and the Jackpine.  If you can’t decide which one to attend then don’t worry, they will present the same information again at 2:00PM.

     The Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department will be demonstrating wildfire sprinklers from 4:00PM-6:00PM at the Gunflint Lodge waterfront.  These sprinklers proved quite useful during last year’s Ham Lake Fire.  Watch the volunteers as they show how these systems help protect structures from burning.

     There will be a picnic with food supplied by local restaurants beginning at 5:50PM.  Layne Kennedy will begin his presentation in the tent after the picnic starting around 8:00PM.  Then everyone should get a good night’s sleep so they can be ready to plant trees early Saturday morning.  A dinner and dance with music by the Splinters will conclude Saturday’s events.

     The Ham Run Half Marathon and 5k Fun Run will begin at 10:00AM on Sunday morning.  The races will be followed by food, music and fun at the Trail’s End Cafe.  There is so much to do this weekend and you really don’t want to miss a minute of it.

     Head up the Gunflint Trail for the Gunflint Green Up and prepare to have a great time.