W.J. McCabe Chapter

Annual Ikes Picnic Jun 1

We will be hosting our annual picnic at Indian Point Campground Wednesday, June 1st, starting at 5:30 pm. This event is free and open to Ikes members and any conservation enthusiasts who would like to join us.  We are also extending an invitation to our local state legislators.

The picnic will go on rain or shine, so come prepared. We'll gather at the picnic shelter to barbecue some burgers, brats and hot dogs, provided by the chapter. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share, your beverage of choice and a lawn chair. The chapter will provide paper plates, cups, plastic ware and napkins.

Indian Point Campground is located at 7000 Pulaski Street in West Duluth along the beautiful St. Louis River. To get there turn at 75th Ave. W. and Grand Avenue by the Willard Munger Inn, across from the Zoo, and continue about 1 block to the end of the road. 

This is a good time to get to know your fellow chapter members. The focus will be to have fun discussing outdoor adventures and activities, and not much on policy and environmental issues, as we usually do. We'll have a brief meeting at the end to provide an update on some of the successes that came about this legislative session, and a preview of some things to look forward to in the coming year.

After the picnic you may want to take a stroll along the adjacent Western Waterfront Trail to enjoy the natural scenery and see some of the work that is currently being done to control invasive plants, and improve the trail. Bring your binocs as a variety of birds abound in the area.

Monthly meetings will start again in September. Enjoy the outdoors!

All of our programs are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Rich Staffon at 218-879-3186.


Here's the spring issue from the Minnesota State Izaak Walton League.

Conservation Currents

The W.J. McCabe Chapter of the Izaak Walton League is a grassroots environmental organization that has worked for decades to protect the natural resources of Duluth and greater Minnesota. We take a common-sense approach towards protecting our country's natural heritage and work to improve outdoor recreation opportunities for all.