Heart of the Continent – Roundtable – Duluth MN – April 6-7

Heart of the Continent Roundtable – Paulucci Building -Duluth MN – April 6-7

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Meeting starts at the Paulucci Building – 525 Lake Ave S. Duluth Minnesota -MNDNR offices (enter the building off from the rear parking lot).

1:00 pm -Thursday Afternoon Recreation and Tourism Summit

  • We will be hosting a workshop for tourist operators, business establishments that offer visitors adventure – food – drink – accommodations, to identify and map the region’s special values places and stories. There are over 600 nominations featured on our National Geographic geotourism site www.traveltheheart.org that tourists world wide can access for vacation planning. If you are interested in promoting our unique places and area to the world. It’s time to re-engage with the people and businesses to ensure we capture the special values, places and stories of our region. Get an insider’s view on how to navigate the website, create your own page and learn how geotourism benefits our communities.



Thursday Evening Presentations – clyde-logoClyde Iron Works Event Center – 2920 W Michigan St

Dinner starts at 5:30 – Complimentary pizza (or order on your own)  – Presentations start at 6:30

Special guest speakers:

City of Duluth logoMayor Emily Larson- The importance of urban public lands and outdoor recreation

FBWW Paul Danicic – Economic impact of Outdoor Recreation of the BWCAW

11207367_1599129173695649_8664055638412066801_n Aric Fishman – Outdoor Skills and Thrills – Author of ‘Thunder Bay Climbing: A Guide to Northwestern Ontario’s Best Kept Secret

logo (1)Dave Pagel – presents, Casket Quarry: Back from the Dead- the unlikely story of how a group of local Outsiders became activists, and how ice climbing has transformed an abandoned industrial site into a regional asset for outdoor recreation.


8:00 am Friday Morning Presentation – Note change in venue Superior National Forest Headquarters – 8901 Grand Avenue Place, Duluth

downloadVTC presentation from representative of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation – history of a successful volunteering organization


Registration is very helpful for planning – there is no lunch provided before the Thursday meetings but a number of restaurants close by the Paulucci building. Dinner at Clyde Iron Works is pay out of pocket but we may be able to swing free pizza for everyone…TBD. But we need to know numbers, please click on the big red ….


We have a block of rooms saved at Pier B Resort at a reduced rate, there are only a 12 rooms blocked for April 6th and 6 rooms blocked for April 5th for those that may have to come a day in advance. Two Choices Queen classic $99 – Harbor View $109. I suggest calling soon.

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How to Secure a Pier B Resort Sleeping Room Reservation:

*   Call 218.481.8888 and follow prompts to reservations and/or front desk
*   Mention leader #25747 or Heart of the Continent Partnership group
*   A one-night deposit is required for all room reservations
*   All group reservations must be made before March 24, 2017. After that date, the room block is released



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