Archived Newsletters

Newport Wilderness Society publishes a monthly email newsletter, the North Star News. To receive it in your inbox, subscribe here. Previous issues are catalogued below.


February 2024 North Star News: Candlelight Ski Hike update; Fern Trail gravel; Fern Trail tree damage; Fish consumption guidelines – DNR

January 2024 North Star News: Candlelight Ski (and how to volunteer); Equestrian trail update; DDC Challenge Grant continues

December 2023 North Star News: Annual End-of-Year Appeal; How to volunteer; Legacy Giving

December 2023 Open House at Newport

November 2023 North Star News: Celebrating NWS Volunteers; Four Seasons of Writing; Beth Bartoli interview; 2024 Park Stickers

Mid-October 2023 North Star News: Upcoming Programs; Fern Trail Boardwalk update; Beth Bartoli interview; NWS Business Members

October 2023 North Star News: Upcoming Programs; Meet the Newport SP staff; Sign the Fern Trail deck board; Tree planting update; Wingspan; Merchandise

6 September 2023 Special Announcement: Destination Door County Grant Initiative – Submit your ideas

September 2023 North Star News: Upcoming Programs; Wilderness Days; Four Seasons of Writing; The Artist’s Process; NWS Lunch Ladies

26 August 2023 Special Announcement: Comment Period for Proposed Horse Trail Plan Variance at Newport

August 2023 North Star News: August Programs; Remembering Harvey Stahl; 100+WWC Award; Link to 2023 Annual Report; FWSP Grant; Fern Trail Boardwalk photos

July 2023 – Annual Meeting Reminder

July 2023 North Star News: July Programs; Fiscal year-end thank you; Poem from the Poetry Trail; Coming soon: Writing Workshop; Poison Ivy

June 2023 North Star News: June Programs; Spring workday; Watering our new trees; Nature Center makeover

May 2023 North Star News: May Programs; Tree Planting; Healing Hikes guide; Fern Trail Boardwalk update

April 2023 North Star News: Alison Whitney and the new mural; Upcoming Programs; 2023 EDED; Business Members

March 2023 North Star News: Winter on the Beach photo

February 2023 North Star News: Candlelight Ski announcement; Leopold Benches

January 2023 North Star News: First Day Hike announcement

December 2022 North Star News: End of Year Appeal (How to Donate, Volunteer); Legacy Giving

Thanksgiving 2022 North Star News: Giving thanks for our volunteers and donors

October 2022 North Star News: October Programs; Fern Trail Boardwalk Construction Begins; Upland Trail Guide is Updated; Business Members

September 2022 North Star News: Upcoming Programs; Wilderness Days; NWS Volunteers Replace Kiosk Roofs

August 2022 North Star News: August Interpretive Programs; Annual Meeting Synopsis; Universe in the Park & Perseid Meteor Shower

July 2022: Annual Meeting Reminder: Info about Annual Meeting; Fern Trail update

July 2022 North Star News: July Interpretive programs; Annual Meeting announced; Master Naturalist Songbird Garden; Bluebird articles

June 2022 North Star News: May/June Interpretive programs; OutWiGo Challenge Hikes are starting; June Pollinator Week

May 2022 North Star News: Spotlight on volunteers who helped at Spring Workday and Every Day is Earth Day; Upcoming Park Programs; Business Members

April 2022 Fern Trail Boardwalk Restoration Appeal: History of Fern Trail; Spring Flooding; Restoration Plan; How to Donate

April 2022 North Star News: Meet new Park Manager Brian Grube; Every Day is Earth Day; thanks to Candlelight Ski volunteers

Winter 2022 North Star News: Candlelight Ski info; solo camping video

January 2022 North Star News: First Day Hike invite; Mike Orlock poem

December 2021 North Star News: End of Year Appeal; How NWS Supports Newport; Join/Donate; Legacy Giving

November 2021 Spotlight Issue: Twisted Tree at the Pharm; Kick Ash; Business Members

November 2021 North Star News: Newport History; Renovation of History Kiosk; Julie Hein; Our Thanks; Scheckler Poem

October 2021 North Star News: Upcoming Programs; October Work Days; Scenes from Wilderness Days; Business Members

September 2021 North Star News: Upcoming Programs; Newport Wilderness Days; Gold Seal Awards: Vote!; Magical Monarchs

August 2021 North Star News: Upcoming Programs; Perseid Meteor Shower; Bats at Newport; Link to Annual Report; July Photos

July 2021 North Star News: Upcoming Programs and Annual Meeting; Tree Time; Protecting Dark Skies; June Workday Photos

June 2021 North Star News: In the June Night Sky; Star-hopping; Garlic Mustard; Poetry Trail Celebrates Phil Hansotia

May 2021 North Star News: All about Ramps; Scenes from the April Workday; The Leaves of a Beech; Twisted Tree at the Pharm

April 2021 North Star News: Introducing Eric Hyde; Dark Sky Roast at Kick Ash; In the Night Sky this Month; Photos from the Park

March 2021 North Star News: Calling All Volunteers; Fern Trail Update; From the Poetry Trail; Photos from the Park

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Dec 2019/Jan 2020 North Star News

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Summer 2018 Trillium

Spring 2018 Trillium

Winter 2018 Trillium

Fall 2017 Trillium

Summer 2017 Trillium

Spring 2017 Trillium

Winter 2017 Trillium