ORR- The nearly 30-year-old rickety structure is gone, and the brand-new Mickey Elverum Bog Walk in Orr is now open for the enjoyment and education of visitors.City officials and representatives of …
ORR- The nearly 30-year-old rickety structure is gone, and the brand-new Mickey Elverum Bog Walk in Orr is now open for the enjoyment and education of visitors.
City officials and representatives of the project’s construction firm, Pember Companies, Inc., of Menominee, Wis., completed the final walkthrough last week and the barricades came down on Thursday. Local patrons were touring the walk by that evening.
The new bog walk follows the same footprint as the original trail, designed by Timberjay publisher Marshall Helmberger and opened in June 1992. The walk is dedicated to the memory of the visionary who inspired it, former Orr science teacher Michael “Mickey” Elverum. Mickey was known for using the outdoors as a classroom, and the bog was rich with possibilities.
It’s been estimated that the bog walk has had 24,000 visitors annually, and it’s sure to attract new visitors as word spreads about the all-new structure.
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