The Daily Globe - Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Community organizers plant some tender loving care trailside


Isabelle Kleinschmidt/Daily Globe

Henry Shackleford, 11 of Gile came out to to plant native shrubs on a portion of the Iron Belle Trail on Saturday morning.



Four groups came together at the Iron Belle Trail on Saturday morning to plant native shrubs along a portion of the trail. Despite looming clouds, the weather was ideal for the event.

The efforts made by Friends of the Iron Belle Trail, the City of Ironwood, The U.S. Forest Service, and the Gogebic Conservation District were the final phase of previous work done to eliminate various non-native invasive plant infestations along the trail.

The re-introduction of native plants included small trees, shrubs, and a butterfly garden that will offer ae...

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