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Starting in the Summer of 2019! We will produce a monthly Podcast highlighting life at the creek. Topics will include community involvement, forestry and watershed preservation and general life at the creek stuff.

Environment

Brickyard Creek Looks Clear, but is it Healthy?

Brickyard Creek Looks Clear, but is it Healthy?

This piece is being shared with you by Boreal Forest Citizen and Brickyard Creek community member, Dan Wilczek. After practicing law for 35 years, Dan enjoys the opportunity to do some hard science as Steve Sandstrom’s biology student. Admittedly disappointed with...

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Building a Legacy on the Wings of Butterflies

Building a Legacy on the Wings of Butterflies

Over the summer, a small group of volunteers came together at Brickyard Creek to plant a Monarch Waystation; what they ended up planting was an environmental legacy. Monarchs are not able to survive the cold winters of most of the United States, so the butterflies...

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The Boreal Forest Citizenry

The Boreal Forest Citizenry

This piece is being shared with you by Boreal Forest Citizen and Brickyard Creek community member, Dale Klubertanz. Dale is the chair of the Forest and Watershed Committee and an association board member. You can find him walking with his dog Hattie on the beach and...

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Spring Treasures Hidden Under the Snow

Spring Treasures Hidden Under the Snow

This photo collection is being shared with you by Boreal Forest Citizen and Brickyard Creek community member, Zina Harrington. You might find Zina and her husband (Shad) with their two girls (Nya & Lola) skipping rocks at the beach, roaming the community trails in...

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A Clear Stream

A Clear Stream

Brickyard Creek developer, David Culberson, was recently on KFAI’s “Write On! Radio” to discuss his second novel Alterio’s Motive. I found the interview to be engaging and thought-provoking. Dave is a leader in sustainable development and I came away feeling fortunate...

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Enjoy The Dark Sky On The Brickyard Creek Deck

Enjoy The Dark Sky On The Brickyard Creek Deck

“Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods. Here grow the wallflower (a flower of the John Muir Trail, CA) and the violet. The squirrel will come and sit upon your knee; the logcock (pileated woodpecker) will wake you in...

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History

Creek Chronicles: In the Beginning

Creek Chronicles: In the Beginning

The Brickyard Creek History Chronicles are being shared with you by Boreal Forest Citizen and Brickyard Creek community member, Mary E. Carlson. She explains, "As we look out at Buffalo Bay and Basswood Island, we can't help but think of those who came before us to...

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Video: Red Cliff Ojibwe History

Video: Red Cliff Ojibwe History

By the shore of Lake Superior, Marvin DeFoe and Andrew Gokee share stories of the Red Cliff Ojibwe. They tell of a history that goes back to the Ice Age, of the Sandy Lake Tragedy, of Chief Buffalo’s trip to Washington, D.C., that enabled them to stay on their land,...

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Reflection

Reflection … Restoration … Renewal

Reflection … Restoration … Renewal

Reflection … Restoration … RenewalEnriching and contemplative words, aren’t they? For me, and perhaps for you … these are among a litany of words that tickle my mind, heart and soul when I immerse in the natural world. Walking the trails of Brickyard Creek, wandering...

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Video: Brickyard Creek is Calling You Home

Video: Brickyard Creek is Calling You Home

Each spring, Brickyard Creek swells with the water running from the uplands surrounding the Brickyard Creek watershed. As the snow melts, the creek opens its waterway to Lake Superior to the rush of spring. The Brickyard Community is an association of...

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Resident Authors

Boundaries Without

Boundaries Without

Brickyard Creek developer and seemingly prolific author, David Culberson, has written a new short story titled Sprawled that addresses a potential result of out of control development. You can read this provocative tale in Calumet Edition’s recently published...

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Journals

Jeff’s Journal

Jeff’s Journal

Jeff's Journal captures the thoughts and musings of Jeff Garrett, our Brickyard Creek manager. This is a wonderful capsule of life in the creek throughout the seasons. Put on some great music, grab some coffee or tea and enjoy the read! It is almost impossible to...

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