Contribute to the Bad River Watershed Wiki Map!

Workshops will provide opportunity to ‘Wikimap’ the Bad River Watershed

 A new online tool for mapping special places in the Bad River Watershed will debut at a series of free public workshops in mid-November. The workshops will be held at the following places and times:

  • WITC-Ashland, Saturday, Nov. 10, 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Mellen School, Monday, Nov. 12, 4:30-6:30 pm
  • Bad River Housing Authority (75806 Hwy 2, east of Odanah), Tuesday, Nov. 13, 4:30-6:30 pm
  • Hurley School, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 4:30-6:30 pm

The workshops are free, but space is limited and prior registration is highly recommended. People can register athttp://tinyurl.com/badrivermap or by calling (612) 605-0060.

The workshops will bring people together to share their place-based stories and values, and learn how to put them on a web map. The ‘Bad River Watershed Wikimap’ will allow members of the public to add sites to an interactive map of the watershed and share what makes those places special to them through text, photos, sound, and video. Anyone will be able to view and make positive changes to the wikimap. The website is intended to become a citizen-powered database of information about special places in the watershed and the values that people attach to them.

The workshops and website are part of a master’s thesis project through the University of Wisconsin-Madison Geography Department, with support from the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. For more information, contact Carl Sack at cmsack@wisc.edu or call (608) 712-8335.

Thank you Carl for all of your hard work on a worthy project.

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One response

  1. terrydaulton

    Photographer, Joel Austin, recently contacted us and provided some of his wonderful images of the Penokees for this web site. We are also going to set up a Facebook page to allow other artists and enthusiasts to post artwork and comments.

    11/01/2012 at 9:33 am

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