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Niagara Escarpment Resource Network

Welcome to the Niagara Escarpment Resource Network’s website! We hope you take the time to explore and learn about this unique, globally significant geologic resource which lies partly in northeastern Wisconsin. The Escarpment continues to form what is sometime called “The Great Arc”, as it extends in a northern-bent bow shape until it traverse easterly through Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula, Niagara Falls, and western New York State. Click on “About” to learn more!

We’re excited to announce our first two 2016 Ledge and Waters of the Ledge Tours:

JH 1 Return Paddle May 17Killsnake Paddle: Join us on Saturday, May 21 (May 22 rain date), 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. for a wondrous paddle by canoe or kayak through the Killsnake Marsh with local raconteur and LNRP board member Rock Anderson. Cost will be $25 for NERN/LNRP members and $30 for non-members. To register, contact Sherrill Anderson, (920) 412-1920.

stone church photo‘Breaking Bread in the Holyland’ will provide participants with a unique and very special look at the cultural history associated with Wisconsin’s Niagara Escarpment! A rare opportunity for a guided bus tour of four historic churches located within the “Holyland” of Calumet and Fond du Lac Counties.This tour on Tuesday afternoon, June 14, will inform and inspire you about how the landscape was settled and why these churches were placed in such prominent locations atop this formidable and rich geologic feature.  Also learn about the geology of the area through church  architecture and the locally sourced building materials. End the tour with dinner (included in price) at the renowned Roepke’s Village Inn  located in Charlesburg for that authentic Wisconsin Supper Club experience! Contact Dena Mooney for questions and to register by June 3, at (920) 849-1493, Ext. 263, or email at mooney.dena@co.calumet.wi.us 

Your tour guides will be:

  • Father Gary Wegner, Holyland Catholic Parishes
  • Dr. Joanne Kluessendorf, Director of the Weis Earth Science Museum

Space is limited. Registration deadline is June 3, 2016. Contact Dena Mooney,(920) 849-1493, Ext. 263, or via e-mail at mooney.dena@co.calumet.wi.us.

$55/person for NERN/LNRP members, by check payable to LNRP.  $65/person for non-members.  To become a member, visit www.lnrp.org .

We are also planning a tour of Plum Island and the Grand Traverse Islands for July and an autumn paddle in Calumet County to explore the beautiful fall foliage!  Watch for further details!!

We are proud partners of the Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership, helping us develop joint programs and events to promote awareness of the rich cultural landscape and environmental resources of the Escarpment.

We already know that you share our love for Wisconsin’s Niagara Escarpment and we hope that you will share in helping  our vision and goals by supporting our stewardship efforts. Show your Love for the Ledge and please consider joining us now! Provide your support now by clicking here.