Past Projects & Events
Homecroft school project site, located on the South side of the current multi use field.
Homecroft School Project
The mission of the Habitat for Homecroft project is to promote a land ethic that can be passed from generation to generation in order for all of us to be good stewards or our natural resources. All of our conservation efforts today will have little purpose tomorrow if we don't have a constituency that is attached to nature. That's why our education and youth programs are so important. As part of the national No Child Left Indoors initiative, our goal is to take every opportunity at the national, state and local level to introduce youth and their families to the outdoors; teach them about habitat and wildlife, instill an appreciation of natural resources and encourage them to be conservation-minded citizens. The primary objective of the Habitat for Homecroft project is to provide a hands-on, outdoor educational area for not only Homecroft school, but the community at large.
Youth Director David Lood spent an afternoon with second grade students at Homecroft Elementary school. The class learned about the pheasant, habitat, conservation and made some pinecone bird feeders for the kids to take home.
Please contact us if you would like us to visit your classroom or other conservation/outdoor recreation event.
Youth Fall Outdoor Expo
We had the opportunity to participate in the Fall Outdoor Youth Expo held at the Duluth Retriever Club grounds.
During this free event, (in partnership with Isaac Walton League, Duluth Retriever Club, and other local conservation groups), youth rotate through various stations in a full day of hands-on, outdoor experiences with local experts and mentors.
DHSC Camp: Matt Bremer, Phil Storsteen, and David Lood? fielding questions.?
AKA Hunting and Outdoor Sports Week
AKA Hunting and Outdoor Sports Week: Pheasants Forever taught during Duluth Heritage Sport Camp's Hunting and Outdoor Sports Week at the Heritage Sports Complex. DHSC is a 10-week summer camp for boys and girls ages 6 to 15. Boys and girls can participate in this all-day sports camp.
In photo, left to right: Dick Adams, DRC secretary; Steve Rannenberg, DRC 1st VP; Andres Gonzalez, DRC Treasurer; Kilo, Andres's lab, Phil Storsteen, Chapter President.?
Duluth Retriever Club Project
Duluth Retriever Club Project: In a fall 2012 partnership with the Duluth Retriever Club, the St. Louis/Carlton County chapter of Pheasants Forever assisted in the creation of 14 acres of upland habitat. The project will set back tree encroachment, change habitat to open field/ wetland combination, and enhance the DRC mission to train and trial dogs for hunting and outdoor recreation. St. Louis /Carlton County Chapter President Phil Storsteen presenting a check to the Duluth Retriever Club.
Chapter leaders, Matt and Phil, receiving the SportDOG Brand award
SportDOG Brand Future Fund Grant
SportDOG Brand Future Fund Grant: At Pheasant Fest 2013, we were awarded the 2nd Place Winner of the SportDOG Brand 2012 Future Forward Fund Contest. The Habitat for Homecroft Project was selected by you, our supporters, to take home $5,000 to further our conservation efforts.