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Ripple Effect of the MAC Lodge Living Building


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
May 13, 2019

Kitchen remodel anticipation! Wolf Ridge alumni, Judy Gibbs, and her spouse Shawn Wentz were looking forward to renovating their 1946 kitchen. Wolf Ridge had taken on the Living Building Challenge […]

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Planning Financial Sustainability


Posted By Carrie Anderson
October 15, 2018

As I begin my second year as Chair of the Wolf Ridge Board of Trustees, I am reminded of how proud I am of the accomplishments of this amazing organization. […]

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View From the Ridge, Fall 2018


Posted By Peter Smerud
October 15, 2018

September at Wolf Ridge is the start of our year. Since we are a school, I imagine you’re not surprised by that way of viewing September. We welcomed 15 new […]

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Learning From the Lake


Posted By Peter Smerud
October 15, 2018

When you first view Lake Superior on the way to Wolf Ridge, it’s the size that makes the biggest impression. The vast and occasionally fog-shrouded lake keeps asking you to […]

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Shovels and Ribbons: June 3 in Pictures


Posted By Carrie Anderson
June 28, 2017

On Saturday, June 3, 2017 we gathered to celebrate the culmination of two important milestones in the Making Waves $9.4 million capital campaign – completion of the Lakeview Staff House and Maintenance […]

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Change is a-foot in the West Dorm


Posted By Carrie Anderson
June 28, 2017

  I’ve often thought of the West Dorm as a “home away from home.” School kids move in on Mondays ready to make the place their own. They haul their […]

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Making Waves Update – Living Building Challenge Beauty Petal


Posted By shannonwalz
February 8, 2017

By Lori Walewski and Shannon Walz Living Building Challenge believes that beauty inspires caring for communities and the environment.  The Beauty Petal challenges LBC projects to recalibrate what people accept […]

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Making Waves Update – Living Building Challenge Water Petal


Posted By shannonwalz
January 31, 2017

By Lori Walewski and Shannon Walz Freshwater is a precious resource.  Access to freshwater is becoming a serious issue around the world due to climate change, pollution and our current […]

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Making Waves Update – Living Building Challenge Petals


Posted By shannonwalz
January 24, 2017

By Lori Walewski and Shannon Walz Living Building Challenge has been mentioned many times in this blog.  Living Building Certification consists of three steps. Registration – Wolf Ridge registered the […]

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Making Waves Update – Finishing the guts inside the walls


Posted By shannonwalz
January 3, 2017

With 2016 behind us, we are looking forward to wrapping up work on some of the pieces of a house that people don’t often think about – the electric wiring, heating, plumbing, and […]

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Making Waves Update – Pressing On


Posted By shannonwalz
December 27, 2016

Over the holiday weekend, Wolf Ridge got a fresh covering of snow.  It is a quiet week here from a programming standpoint – besides staff on campus the only others […]

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Making Waves Update – Making It All Possible


Posted By shannonwalz
December 20, 2016

Post By John Chandler, Wolf Ridge Development Director If you walked on site this week, you would see some major transformations in our Maintenance building.  It actually looks like a […]

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Coffee, Photography, and L.B.C.


Posted By shannonwalz
December 13, 2016

I recently had a great conversation with Curtis Martinson, our on-site construction foreman. He loves waking up in the woods with a fresh cup of coffee, photography, and he can wax poetic about […]

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Making Waves Update – Fundraising Status


Posted By shannonwalz
December 6, 2016

By John Chandler, Wolf Ridge Development Director We’ve had some exciting rainy, snowy, icy weather the last few days but our construction teams are hard at work.  The windows have […]

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Making Waves Update – Maintenance Building


Posted By shannonwalz
November 29, 2016

This year we are building both a new naturalist house as well as a new maintenance building. This week the materials for the maintenance building have arrived and the building […]

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A Roof!


Posted By Carrie Anderson
November 22, 2016

The roof is on the Naturalist House! With the framing up and now a roof above, construction crews will soon be able to work without worrying about snow. Windows will go in […]

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Making Waves Construction Update – November 16


Posted By shannonwalz
November 16, 2016

Wolf Ridge is buzzing with activity The construction projects have begun! In August, we began construction on our new Naturalist Housing and Maintenance shop. The Naturalist House is nearly entirely […]

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