GORGE RECOVER PLANS

RECAP:  On June 17, 2018 Swedetown Creek became a ragging wall of water due to historic rain fall.  Tragically, extensive damaged occurred throughout the Gorge, most notably the washout of three bridges resulting in the closure of a large portion of the River Trail.

Recovery of the River Trail between Sisu Hill to Sidewinder and Dam Hill to Tomasi is currently dependent on FEMA Funds.  Currently we are still waiting for approval of our submission.

The biggest expense will be replacement of lost bridges.

 

Special Thanks

Helping the Trails Recover…

Bridget Durocher, who was the Finlandia University Athletic Director at
the time of the 2018 Father’s Day Flood, approached KNSC about using
their student athletes to help clean up Swedetown Gorge. On September
8th of that year approximately 35 of the Finlandia Lions turned out to
salvage bridge lumber from the debris field just upstream from Sisu
Bridge. Bridget’s whole family turned out to help too along with her
husband John Durocher. John who is an experienced logger besides being
at Associate Professor in the Biology Department at Michigan Tech
brought his chain saw to help clear the mess.  Under the supervision of
KNSC Board members John Diebel and Wayne Stordahl much was accomplished
in just a couple hours. 

Getting a briefing for the day ahead.

This is what SISU looks like.  Many Thanks

Tackling the devastating damage

 

  • KNSC Board Meeting
    February 2, 2021 7:00 pm

    Currently the meetings are on Zoom.  Contact John Diebel 906-281-1486 for Web link.

     

    Four Seasons Chalet, Houghton County Fairgrounds, Hancock MI

  • KNSC Board Meeting
    February 2, 2021 7:00 pm

    Currently the meetings are on Zoom.  Contact John Diebel 906-281-1486 for Web link.

     

    Four Seasons Chalet, Houghton County Fairgrounds, Hancock MI

  • Barnelopet Children's Ski Races -February 7, 2021
    February 7, 2021 1:00 pm

     

    FREE for all. Kids and families, join in on Sunday, February 7th, 2021 at the Four Seasons Chalet, Hancock. Registration drop off begins at 1 pm, open to classic skiers aged 3 - 17. Due to COVID-19 we ask that you print off the Registration form on this page, fill it out and bring it with you.  Once you arrive at the Chalet Parking Lot you will be directed to the proper station for you race group.  All ages line up to race beginning at 2:00. First out are the 6K racers, and at intervals after that, 4K, 2K, then 1K. Questions: Wayne Stordahl  (906) 482-0292

     

    Download a registration form here: Barne registration_2021_V3

    Download an event flyer here: barne flier 2021_V3