Annual fishing contest on St. Louis River returns May 22-23 – Duluth News Tribune

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Navigation with a Map and Compass: 5: 30-7: 30 p.m. May 18, Lincoln Park Middle School, Duluth. Instructor Anna Swarts presents this Duluth Community Education class. Wear comfortable clothing and footwear. This session is for all gender identities. All mobilities welcome; note if you have mobility challenges during registration. Cost: $14. To register, go to https://bit.ly/2QV6N2c. You will need to create an account to sign in.

Women Hike Duluth: 6-7 p.m. May 18, Congdon Park Elementary School parking lot, 3116 E. Superior St. Group will hike along Tischer Creek in Congdon Park. If trails are muddy, the group will hike on the adjacent paved Campus Connector Trail. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. All ages. Free. Registration deadline May 17; register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index. Berg Construction Walleye Cup: May 22-23, St. Louis River, Duluth. Two-day annual fishing contest is limited to 60 boats. Entry fee is $150 plus a $20 membership to the Twin Ports Walleye Association, which runs the tournament. Top prize in the catch-measure-photo-release tournament is $4,000, with a total of $16,000 in prizes to be awarded. For more information, contact Brandyn Kachinske at 218-340-2790 or go to twinportswalleye.com. Boulder Lake ELC Annual Tree Giveaway: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 22 (or when all trees are gone), Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center, 7328 Boulder Dam Road, Duluth. White pine, white spruce, paper birch, red oak, red maple, juneberry, elderberry and chokecherry are among available varieties. Tree registration open one week before event; visit https://bit.ly/3sZ5fSb. North Country Trail Hike, 9 a.m. May 22, St. Croix Lake Boat Landing on Palmer's Landing Road, northeast of Solon Springs. Hike the Brule Bog Boardwalk in the Brule Spillway State Natural Area; 5 miles total. Free. Registration required; visit meetup.com/sscbhikers.

Hikers explore the Brule Bog Boardwalk on the North Country National Scenic Trail near Solon Springs. (Photo courtesy of North Country Trail Association, Brule-St. Croix Chapter)

St. Louis River Alliance Spring Cleanup, 5: 30-7: 30 p.m. May 25, meet at Target parking lot, 1902 Miller Trunk Highway, Duluth, near dumpster off Mall Drive. The crew will clean up Miller Creek from Target toward Kohl's, and from Target down to the Miller Hill Mall area. SLRA will provide bags and some gloves, but bring your own gloves if possible. Dress appropriately for the weather and the job. Wear a mask if desired. Check in with a SLRA staff member or volunteer to sign a waiver. For questions, contact Alyssa at [email protected] Arrowhead Fly Fishers Meeting, 7 p.m. May 25, via Zoom. The presenter is Gunnar Brammer of Brammer's Custom Flies. He will demonstrate how to tie a bass fly. More info and Zoom meeting link available on the Arrowhead Fly Fishers Facebook page. Full Moon Hike, 8: 45-9: 45 p.m. May 26, Enger Park, 1601 Enger Tower Drive, Duluth. Headlamps available or bring your own. Read COVID-19 program-related requirements at duluthmn.gov/parks/covid. All ages. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Fee $5. Registration deadline May 25; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index. Saturday Birding Hike: 6: 30-10 a.m. May 29, Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center, Wolfski north parking lot, 7328 Boulder Dam Road, Duluth. Search for migratory warblers, summer residents and water birds during this leisurely 2-mile bird-watching stroll at Boulder Lake. Binoculars provided if needed; spotting scopes encouraged for waterfowl viewing. Group limited to six. Registration required; visit https://forms.gle/tuTAeKRxzfvP5BTM9.

Wildflower Hike: 10-11: 30 a.m. May 30, Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center, 7328 Boulder Dam Road, Duluth. The group will look for spring ephemeral flowers like hepatica, large-flowered bellwort, nodding trillium and many more early-blooming flowers. Meet at the Wolfski Welcome Center. Bring binoculars if you wish to check on the spring bird migration. Groups limited to six people. Free. Register at https://bit.ly/3npKoWM. Courage Kenny Fishing Tournament: 7: 30 a.m.-5: 30 p.m. June 5, Fish Lake. This fishing tournament is designed for adults who have physical disabilities and/or visual impairments. No angling experience necessary. Bring fishing license and fishing tackle. Boats, boat captains, bait, lunch and dinner provided. Volunteers available to assist anglers on and off boats and with fishing. Overnight camping available. Cost $25. Register at http://bit.ly/3b7Fb1u. Wildflower Hike: 10-11: 30 a.m. June 6, Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center, 7328 Boulder Dam Road, Duluth. The group will look for spring ephemeral flowers like hepatica, large-flowered bellwort, nodding trillium and many more early-blooming flowers. Meet at the Wolfski Welcome Center. Bring binoculars if you wish to check on the spring bird migration. Groups limited to six people. Free. Register at https://bit.ly/3npKoWM. Adaptive Kayaking Lessons: 4-6 p.m. or 6: 30-8: 30 p.m. Thursdays, June 17-Aug. 12, University of Minnesota Duluth Kayak Center. Students will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of paddling in a 19-foot tandem kayak with an experienced Courage Kenny volunteer instructor in the Duluth Harbor. Courage Kenny is able to accommodate a wide variety of paddlers. Fee $90 for eight sessions. Register at https://bit.ly/3vJh2G2.

Beginning Backpacking for Women, Q&A Session: 5: 30-7 p.m. June 10, Lincoln Park Middle School, Duluth. Instructor Anna Swarts presents this Duluth Community Education class. Cost: $10. To register, go to https://bit.ly/2QV6N2c. You will need to create an account to sign in. ATV Safety Online Field Day Class: 9 a.m.-12: 30 p.m. or 1: 30-4: 30 p.m. June 12, Driftskippers Snowmobile Club House, 33455 Wagon Wheel Court Road, Grand Rapids. Must be 10 years old before class date. To register or for questions, contact Dave Andrews Jr. at [email protected] Wildflower Hike: 10-11: 30 a.m. June 13, Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center, 7328 Boulder Dam Road, Duluth. The group will look for spring ephemeral flowers like hepatica, large-flowered bellwort, nodding trillium and many more early-blooming flowers. Meet at the Wolfski Welcome Center. Bring binoculars if you wish to check on the spring bird migration. Groups limited to six people. Free. Register at https://bit.ly/3npKoWM.

Adaptive Sailing: 5: 30-7: 30 p.m. June 15, Duluth Superior Sailing Center. Ages 6 and up. Specialized boats are adapted to accommodate a wide range of abilities and ages. Norlin Mark 3's, 2.4 meter boats, multi-hulls and some large cruisers are available. An accessible launching dock and hydraulic lift are available to use to assist sailors in and out of boats as needed. Hosted by Courage Kenny. Fee: $85. Register at https://bit.ly/3geWWPh. Dragon Boating: 6-7: 30 p.m. Mondays, June 21-July 12, docks behind Lake Superior Estuarium, Superior. Join the Blue Water Paddling Club and Courage Kenny Northland to experience the Duluth Harbor and St. Louis Bay aboard a 40-foot dragon boat. This four-part series will provide you and a member of your family an introduction to this unique and historic team sport. Fee $40. Register at https://bit.ly/3f1RUDM. Adaptive Kayak Day Trip Adventure: 7: 30 a.m.-6 p.m. July 18, Split Rock State Park and Light House, Two Harbors. Bring equipment or borrow from Courage Kenny. The trip will be canceled if it's unsafe to paddle due to the weather. Ages 8 and up. Fee $80. Register at https://bit.ly/3f1RUDM. Adaptive Kayak Day Trip Adventure: 7: 30 a.m.-6 p.m. July 18, Meyer's Beach, Sea Caves National Park Service. Bring equipment or borrow from Courage Kenny. The trip will be canceled if it's unsafe to paddle due to the weather. Ages 8 and up. Fee $80. Register at https://bit.ly/3f1RUDM. ATV Safety Online Field Day Class: 9 a.m.-12: 30 p.m. or 1: 30-4: 30 p.m. July 24, Driftskippers Snowmobile Club House, 33455 Wagon Wheel Court Road, Grand Rapids. Must be 10 years old before class date. To register or for questions, contact Dave Andrews Jr. at [email protected]

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