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Cream City Conservation Group learns about Northwoods wilderness


Story By Georgina Fernandez
Local News Published 07/21/2021 9:49AM, Last Updated 07/21/2021 3:01PM
Argonne experimental forest -  The Cream City Conservation Group arrived in the Northwoods from Milwaukee last week. The group of 14- to 25-year-olds are working through the Urban Connection Program to learn about wilderness, recreation, and forest management.
 
"I'm seeing new things that I don't see where I am from," Dwayne Hudson, a participant, said. "Like nature. I don't really see where I am at."

They are also working on restoring the Argonne Trial, building picnic tables, and restoring signs. All those activities give them opportunities to get down in the dirt and see what a career in the wilderness industry could look like.
 
"I think the hands-on experience is the most important part. If I didn't have opportunities like this to manage the woods I wouldn't be here today," Michael Trewartha, an organizer, said.
 
The program gives some participants a look at possible future careers.

"Construction," Hudson said. "I am already doing something. It's like construction. It's like construction that I am doing so I'd say construction."
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