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 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 email@example.com or call (608) 712-8335.
Thank you Carl for all of your hard work on a worthy project.