Making Waves Capital Campaign

We are making significant changes to this web page. Thank you for your patience. In the meantime, here is a quick summary of the Making Waves capital campaign:

Living Building Challenge

Designing and constructing the Margaret A Cargill Lodge to the Living Building Challenge standard:
LBC story and video collection

Lake Superior Campus

Starry Skies and Fresh Water

Wolf Ridge has been dreaming of land on Lake Superior for years and has designed a thoughtful approach for use of the land and lake. Thanks to a generous landowner, Wolf Ridge has added 65 acres of land and more than 1,600 feet of shoreline on Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world, to its menu of attractions and tools for learning. Nothing like this exists elsewhere.
Lake Superior Campus Video

The Plan

A small road will get people to the edge of the land. Students will walk on paths to camping spaces or a small classroom building with limited kitchen facilities. Wolf Ridge faculty are developing a new curriculum to teach about the largest of the Great Lakes and the critical importance of its contents. Students will learn essential concepts and important values while experiencing spectacular sunrises and sunsets, starry skies, and crashing waves, all from one of the most inspirational viewing platforms in America.

Add this new land to the existing 2,000 acres of forest, farm, and garden, climbing walls, ropes courses, wetlands, lakes, and streams on the Wolf Ridge campus, and it becomes clear that Wolf Ridge now has the raw materials to build a facility in the vanguard of environmental education and teaching in the United States.

Construction costs to make this dream a reality are $1,522,943. Naming opportunities are available for donations above $10,000.
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Contribute to Making Waves

We are currently accepting donations and assistance in fully funding the remainder of our Making Waves capital projects. Would you like to be involved? Our Executive Director, Peter Smerud, would be happy to connect you to a member of our Board of Trustees or talk with you directly. During COVID, emailing Pete is the best way to connect.