Restore the
North Shore:
Forest Restoration

Sugarloaf is working hard with North Shore landowners to restore the North Shore Forest.

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Sugarloaf
Education and Programs

Enjoy nature oriented activities and learning opportunities at Sugarloaf Cove and along the North Shore.

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Sugarloaf Cove
Nature Center

Explore 1.1 billion year old lava flows and a beautiful cobblestone beach, along the Lake Superior shoreline near Schroeder, MN

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Working with you to preserve and restore Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior

Founded in 1993 to protect and restore beautiful Sugarloaf Cove, Sugarloaf: The North Shore Stewardship Association promotes the restoration and preservation of the entire North Shore. We offer fun, educational programs for all ages at the Cove, and are teaching North Shore landowners how to become better stewards of their land through our forest restoration and invasive plant control efforts.

Nature Programs at Sugarloaf Cove

Jan
14
Sat
Under the Moon, Ice and Snow at Sugarloaf Cove – Jan. 14
Jan 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Under the Moon, Ice and Snow at Sugarloaf Cove - Jan. 14 @ Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center

Deep winter often brings up images of cozy blankets and hibernation, but lots of things are happening under that snow and ice!

Join us for an evening campfire and lantern led walk at Sugarloaf Cove. We’ll talk about the comings and goings of nature during deep winter and enjoy the moon rise over Lake Superior. For all ages.

This program is in partnership with the MN DNR – Scientific and Natural Areas program.

Feb
25
Sat
Master Naturalist Volunteer Training at Sugarloaf Cove
Feb 25 – May 6 all-day
Master Naturalist Volunteer Training at Sugarloaf Cove @ North House Folk School

Where better to take the Northwoods-Great Lakes Master Naturalist course than right on the shores of Lake Superior at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center? Join Sugarloaf naturalist Margie Menzies at Sugarloaf Cove as she teaches another Master Naturalist course.

This 40 hour hands on course program was developed through the University of Minnesota Extension Service to educate adults about Minnesota’s natural resources, empowers them to teach others and provides opportunities to participate in conservation projects.

You will learn about the fascinating geology, plant and animal communities, inland lakes and bogs, ecology and human interactions of the Northwoods, as well as Lake Superior in this course.

The course will run from 9 am to 5 pm every other Saturday for 6 sessions beginning February 25 and ending May 6, 2017.  Field trips will be incorporated into the scheduled class days. A capstone project is expected of participants, as well as the commitment to volunteer for 40 hours during the year.

Registration opening soon.  Check back here or visit Minnesota Master Naturalist web page

The course cost is $275 and includes course manuals and materials. Scholarships are available.

Course Dates:

  • Saturday, February 25, 2017
  • Saturday, March 11, 2017
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017
  • Saturday, April 8, 2017
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017
  • Saturday, May 6, 2017

Registration is through the MN Master Naturalist web page.

 

Mar
11
Sat
Master Naturalist Volunteer Training at Sugarloaf Cove
Mar 11 – May 21 all-day
Master Naturalist Volunteer Training at Sugarloaf Cove @ North House Folk School

Where better to take the Northwoods-Great Lakes Master Naturalist course than right on the shores of Lake Superior at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center? Join Sugarloaf naturalist Margie Menzies at Sugarloaf Cove as she teaches another Master Naturalist course.

This 40 hour hands on course program was developed through the University of Minnesota Extension Service to educate adults about Minnesota’s natural resources, empowers them to teach others and provides opportunities to participate in conservation projects.

You will learn about the fascinating geology, plant and animal communities, inland lakes and bogs, ecology and human interactions of the Northwoods, as well as Lake Superior in this course.

The course will run from 9 am to 5 pm every other Saturday for 6 sessions beginning February 25 and ending May 6, 2017.  Field trips will be incorporated into the scheduled class days. A capstone project is expected of participants, as well as the commitment to volunteer for 40 hours during the year.

Registration opening soon.  Check back here or visit Minnesota Master Naturalist web page

The course cost is $275 and includes course manuals and materials. Scholarships are available.

Course Dates:

  • Saturday, February 25, 2017
  • Saturday, March 11, 2017
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017
  • Saturday, April 8, 2017
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017
  • Saturday, May 6, 2017

Registration is through the MN Master Naturalist web page.

 

Mar
25
Sat
Master Naturalist Volunteer Training at Sugarloaf Cove
Mar 25 – Jun 3 all-day
Master Naturalist Volunteer Training at Sugarloaf Cove @ North House Folk School

Where better to take the Northwoods-Great Lakes Master Naturalist course than right on the shores of Lake Superior at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center? Join Sugarloaf naturalist Margie Menzies at Sugarloaf Cove as she teaches another Master Naturalist course.

This 40 hour hands on course program was developed through the University of Minnesota Extension Service to educate adults about Minnesota’s natural resources, empowers them to teach others and provides opportunities to participate in conservation projects.

You will learn about the fascinating geology, plant and animal communities, inland lakes and bogs, ecology and human interactions of the Northwoods, as well as Lake Superior in this course.

The course will run from 9 am to 5 pm every other Saturday for 6 sessions beginning February 25 and ending May 6, 2017.  Field trips will be incorporated into the scheduled class days. A capstone project is expected of participants, as well as the commitment to volunteer for 40 hours during the year.

Registration opening soon.  Check back here or visit Minnesota Master Naturalist web page

The course cost is $275 and includes course manuals and materials. Scholarships are available.

Course Dates:

  • Saturday, February 25, 2017
  • Saturday, March 11, 2017
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017
  • Saturday, April 8, 2017
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017
  • Saturday, May 6, 2017

Registration is through the MN Master Naturalist web page.

 

Apr
8
Sat
Master Naturalist Volunteer Training at Sugarloaf Cove
Apr 8 – Jun 17 all-day
Master Naturalist Volunteer Training at Sugarloaf Cove @ North House Folk School

Where better to take the Northwoods-Great Lakes Master Naturalist course than right on the shores of Lake Superior at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center? Join Sugarloaf naturalist Margie Menzies at Sugarloaf Cove as she teaches another Master Naturalist course.

This 40 hour hands on course program was developed through the University of Minnesota Extension Service to educate adults about Minnesota’s natural resources, empowers them to teach others and provides opportunities to participate in conservation projects.

You will learn about the fascinating geology, plant and animal communities, inland lakes and bogs, ecology and human interactions of the Northwoods, as well as Lake Superior in this course.

The course will run from 9 am to 5 pm every other Saturday for 6 sessions beginning February 25 and ending May 6, 2017.  Field trips will be incorporated into the scheduled class days. A capstone project is expected of participants, as well as the commitment to volunteer for 40 hours during the year.

Registration opening soon.  Check back here or visit Minnesota Master Naturalist web page

The course cost is $275 and includes course manuals and materials. Scholarships are available.

Course Dates:

  • Saturday, February 25, 2017
  • Saturday, March 11, 2017
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017
  • Saturday, April 8, 2017
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017
  • Saturday, May 6, 2017

Registration is through the MN Master Naturalist web page.

 

Apr
22
Sat
Master Naturalist Volunteer Training at Sugarloaf Cove
Apr 22 – Jul 1 all-day
Master Naturalist Volunteer Training at Sugarloaf Cove @ North House Folk School

Where better to take the Northwoods-Great Lakes Master Naturalist course than right on the shores of Lake Superior at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center? Join Sugarloaf naturalist Margie Menzies at Sugarloaf Cove as she teaches another Master Naturalist course.

This 40 hour hands on course program was developed through the University of Minnesota Extension Service to educate adults about Minnesota’s natural resources, empowers them to teach others and provides opportunities to participate in conservation projects.

You will learn about the fascinating geology, plant and animal communities, inland lakes and bogs, ecology and human interactions of the Northwoods, as well as Lake Superior in this course.

The course will run from 9 am to 5 pm every other Saturday for 6 sessions beginning February 25 and ending May 6, 2017.  Field trips will be incorporated into the scheduled class days. A capstone project is expected of participants, as well as the commitment to volunteer for 40 hours during the year.

Registration opening soon.  Check back here or visit Minnesota Master Naturalist web page

The course cost is $275 and includes course manuals and materials. Scholarships are available.

Course Dates:

  • Saturday, February 25, 2017
  • Saturday, March 11, 2017
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017
  • Saturday, April 8, 2017
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017
  • Saturday, May 6, 2017

Registration is through the MN Master Naturalist web page.

 

May
6
Sat
Master Naturalist Volunteer Training at Sugarloaf Cove
May 6 – Jul 15 all-day
Master Naturalist Volunteer Training at Sugarloaf Cove @ North House Folk School

Where better to take the Northwoods-Great Lakes Master Naturalist course than right on the shores of Lake Superior at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center? Join Sugarloaf naturalist Margie Menzies at Sugarloaf Cove as she teaches another Master Naturalist course.

This 40 hour hands on course program was developed through the University of Minnesota Extension Service to educate adults about Minnesota’s natural resources, empowers them to teach others and provides opportunities to participate in conservation projects.

You will learn about the fascinating geology, plant and animal communities, inland lakes and bogs, ecology and human interactions of the Northwoods, as well as Lake Superior in this course.

The course will run from 9 am to 5 pm every other Saturday for 6 sessions beginning February 25 and ending May 6, 2017.  Field trips will be incorporated into the scheduled class days. A capstone project is expected of participants, as well as the commitment to volunteer for 40 hours during the year.

Registration opening soon.  Check back here or visit Minnesota Master Naturalist web page

The course cost is $275 and includes course manuals and materials. Scholarships are available.

Course Dates:

  • Saturday, February 25, 2017
  • Saturday, March 11, 2017
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017
  • Saturday, April 8, 2017
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017
  • Saturday, May 6, 2017

Registration is through the MN Master Naturalist web page.