Tag Archives: Outdoors

Isherwood Wins Against Drainage Board

On January 31, Donald (Justin) Isherwood, a Plover potato farmer, won a multi-year battle with the Portage County Drainage Board. In 2013, Isherwood restored a drainage ditch into a successful brook trout habitat, that the Drainage Board believed obstructed drainage of surrounding fields. During the summer of 2016, the board removed the project three weeks before Isherwood could make his ... Read More »

A Schmeeckle Mystery: The Case of the Missing Animals

The Schmeeckle Candlelight Hike Festival took place on Oct. 27. This year’s theme was “A Schmeeckle Mystery: The Case of the Missing Animals.” The festival, which started back in 2005, has taken on many different themes including prehistoric Schmeeckle and underwater Schmeeckle. Emma Phifer, graduate assistant for Schmeeckle Reserve, said, “It is always a challenge to choose a theme. It ... Read More »

UWSP Adventure Club, Mobilized

Change has gripped the UWSP Adventure Club this semester, with more organization, trips and social media presence. Bailen Stewart is an active member and said the club is “going strong this year. We have already done three trips this year. This is the year to be in adventure club.” The goal of the Adventure Club is to subsidize travel expenses ... Read More »

School’s Out for Winter

Come Dec. 22, students will be closing their books, turning in their final papers and hightailing it away from campus to enjoy a well-deserved winter break. For four glorious weeks, students will be itching to get outside and enjoy what winter in Wisconsin has to offer. If you’re still unsure of how to make the best out of the break, ... Read More »

Outdoor Edventures Kicks Off Winter and Spring Programs

Winter is still here, but spring is around the corner. Outdoor Edventures is offering a variety of affordable outdoor programs during spring semester, ranging from night skiing at Granite Peak to spelunking at Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. Outdoor Edventures, located on the lower level of the Allen Center, provides camping and recreation equipment year-round to students and non-students alike. Programming and ... Read More »