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Poor weather conditions force cancellation of winter Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop in Marquette County

Poor weather conditions more relatable to springtime than winter have forced Michigan Department of Natural Resources organizers to cancel the popular Becoming an Outdoors-Woman winter weekend workshop in Marquette County.

The workshop was scheduled to take place over the weekend of Feb. 23-25 at the Bay Cliff Health Camp in Big Bay. 

"Despite colder temperatures and wintry weather being forecasted to return to the area beginning next weekend, the damage caused to already deteriorated snow and ice conditions by two to three days of predicted rain showers are likely to have a significant negative impact," said John Pepin, DNR deputy public information officer and BOW administrator.

Sufficient snow and ice are needed for some of the most popular winter activities on the winter BOW weekends, including cross-country skiing, advanced snowshoeing and ice fishing.

In the coming days, organizers will return registration checks to those who have applied for workshop attendance.

The next BOW weekend workshop is scheduled for May 31 - June 2 at the Bay Cliff Health Camp.

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