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Edge Of The Wilderness Discovery Center

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Museums

Mission: The mission of the edge of the wilderness discovery center is to provide education and interpretation of the history, culture, and natural resources of the edge of the wilderness national scenic byway, chippewa national forest, and edge of the wilderness area of northern mn, to enhance the visitors experience and knowledge of the edge of the wilderness national scenic byway, chippewa national forest, and edge of the wilderness area of northern mn by providing interesting and interactive interpretive materials and displays, information, customer service, environmental education, and related amenities, to assist the chippewa national forest in furthering interpretation and conservation of public lands as the official interpretive association for the forest, to provide education and interpretation of the historic ccc structures located on the site of the edge of the wilderness discovery center and to operate, manage, and maintain the edge of the wilderness discovery center site in marcell

Programs: Interpretive bookstore: assisted the us forest service: chippewa national forest in furthering customer service, interpretation, and conservation of public lands on the national forest by producing and/or offering appropriate interpretive or educational materials and by providing visitors with these, and other related materials through sales or free distribution. This was completed by the continued operation of the edge of the wilderness discovery center as the official interpretive association for the chippewa national forest in 2017.

facilities and equipment: provided overall management of the edge of the wilderness discovery center site in marcell, mn. The edge of the wilderness discovery center site includes an interpretive trail, public fishing pier, public picnic area, outdoor amphitheater, exterior interpretive displays, public restrooms, 4 civilian conservation corps structures that are listed on the national registrar of historic places, and a visitor center with interpretive displays, an education room, educational materials, administrative space, and an interpretive bookstore.

provided education and interpretation of the history, culture, and natural resources of the edge of the wilderness national scenic byway, chippewa national forest, and edge of the wilderness area of northern minnesota to thousands of visitors in 2017. Examples are attached: 2017 naturalist/environmental education schedule and 2017 kid's fishing day flyer. Enhanced the edge of the wilderness discovery center visitor's experience and knowledge of the edge of the wilderness national scenic byway, chippewa national forest, and edge of the wilderness area of northern minnesota by providing interesting and interactive interpretive materials and displays, information, customer service, environmental education, and related amenities. Provided education and interpretation of the historic civilian conservation corps structures located on the site of the edge of the wilderness discovery center. There was significant public use of the historic marcell ranger's quarters (marcell lodge). Mainenance was also completed to preserve historic and other structures.

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