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Nurturing the Tales of Our Past - Building Trails for Our Future

For active, artistic, adventurous people who take pride in authentic experiences and seek an honest living, Ironwood is the destination that provides you with unlimited access to nature and a vibrant community of diverse connections, making you feel the spirit of the city and the joy of adventure while creating a place to call home.

Items of Interest

Mother's Day Community Walk

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy an afternoon walk, run, or bike ride on our own Western Gateway segment of the Michigan's Iron Belle Trail.

Friends of the Iron Belle Trail will be at the Bessemer Fire Hall serving donuts, pie, and coffee. Take Mom for a walk and linger to socialize over goodies and coffee.

Bridges & Bluffs

Half Marathon and 2 Mile Run
The Bridges and Bluffs 1/2 marathon starts at the Depot Park in Ironwood, Michigan and runs along the Iron Belle Trail to Bessemer, Michigan and back along the trail finishing again at the Depot Park. Enjoy the newly constructed trail connecting the local community during the peak of Fall color while taking in the amazing sights of bluffs, rivers, and railroad bridges.
A 2-person relay and 2-mile run walk will also take place to enjoy at shorter distances. The inaugural race will take place on September 23, 2017. More details and registration info will be available soon. To ensure you know the latest, be sure to subscribe to email updates below. Bridges & Bluffs Half Marathon

Superior Riders Bike Schedule

2017 Community Bike Rides
New to the community, from the area or just visiting? You are welcome to try out our weekly community bike rides! Come and meet new or familiar people!

Bike rides are every Wednesday evening staring at 6:30 p.m. at various locations throughout our community. Rides are from 8 to 15 miles and will last between 1 and 1.5 hours.

Each week starts and ends at a different restaurant. After the ride feel free to enjoy food or drinks from the restaurant sponsoring the week.

For more information follow the Superior Riders on Facebook and download the Event Schedule.

Events & Visitor Information

Are you interested in what's going on in Ironwood? The Ironwood Chamber of Commerce Events Calendar lists current Ironwood happenings, and theIronwood Area Visitors Guide contains a list of the regularly scheduled yearly area events as well. For Ironwood area events, check out the Western U.P. Convention and Visitor's Bureau and their activity listings for Ironwood and the surrounding area.

Forged in Iron, Growing with Trails

Ironwood experiencing resurgence through silent sports
On the first Saturday in January, over 600 cross country skiers will gather at ABR Trails in Ironwood, Mich., for the 7th annual SISU Ski Festival.

They’ll race over hills and past long-closed iron ore mines toward the snow-covered downtown “Finnish Line” in this hardscrabble community working to reinvent itself around outdoor recreation... Read the Full Article Here

Iron Belle Trail Shrub Planting

Native Shrub Planting Project
Four groups will combine efforts to install a demonstration planting of native shrubs valuable to wildlife on a stretch of the Iron Belle Trail in Ironwood. Volunteers from the Friends of the Iron Belle Trail, the City of Ironwood, the US Forest Service and the Gogebic Conservation District will gather at 9AM, Saturday, May 13 to do the work. The planting will be in an area of the trail between Suffolk and Curry streets, near L.L. Wright High School.

The project is the concluding phase of work done on the trail segment to remove non-native invasive plant infestations and reestablish beneficial native plants. According to Enni Gregas, two work details late last year removed cubic yards of invasive plants. “Our Friends group and others cleared out a great deal of this segment of the trail, and the following week, students from L.L. Wright under Cheryl Jacisin’s direction finished the job. Herbicide was applied to the cut stumps of the bushes so that they won’t sprout again. The City of Ironwood had a crew carry the mountain of material away. It was an eye opening undertaking.”

This last phase is to plant some beneficial shrubs and small trees, along with a pollinator garden. Jim Finley, Conservation District administrator said: “We’ll plant eight different varieties of shrubs - redosier dogwood, highbush cranberry, American hazelnut, serviceberry, nannyberry, black chokeberry, and common elderberry - in separate clumps. As these mature, people will be able to see and identify some of the most important plants providing food and shelter for wildlife in this part of America. An added benefit is that they are attractive plants, with showy flowers, and many with fruits that humans enjoy, too.”

For more information regarding wildlife plant species or to volunteer for this planting project, contact the District by phone at 906-663-4512, or email at info.gogebic.cd@gmail.com.

Meetings

City Commission

Meetings: 2nd and 4th Mondays at 5:30 p.m.

**The regular scheduled Ironwood City Commission meeting for the fourth Monday of the month will be rescheduled to Monday, March 6th at 5:30 p.m. in the City of Ironwood Commission Chambers, second floor of the Municipal Memorial Building to comply with the City Charter.

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Ironwood Economic Development Corporation

IEDC
Meetings: 1st Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.
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Planning Commission

Meetings: 1st Thursday at 5:00 p.m.
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Downtown Ironwood Development Corporation

DIDA
Meetings: 4th Thursday at 8:00 a.m.
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Parks and Recreation Committee

Meetings: 1st Monday at 5:30 p.m.
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City Commission Work Session

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
A Work Session with the Ironwood City Commission will be held on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. in the Women's Club Room, 2nd Floor, 213 S. Marquette St., Ironwood, MI 49938.

The purpose of the work session will be to discuss the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year Budget.