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Document Spring Facebook Link
Document Spring iNaturralist

in partnership with Jay Cooke State Park

Project Protocols

Exhibit & Picnic Registration

The First Annual Document Spring brought together area students and community members to capture the emergence of spring from Oldenburg House to Oldenburg Point in Jay Cooke State Park.

From April 26 and continuing through June 1, 2018, students from Wrenshall, Cloquet and Carlton High Schools ventured on safaris to selected locations in Jay Cooke State Park as well as Oldenburg House capturing images and creating a record of spring’s arrival in our community.

Images of spring are shared here on the Document Spring website, on our Facebook page and were exhibited at the Document Spring Celebration at Oldenburg Point in Jay Cooke State Park.


2018 PROGRAM DIRECTOR Dudley Edmondson

Dudley Edmondson is the author of the landmark book, “Black & Brown Faces in America’s Wild Places,” profiling African Americans in nontraditional vocations and avocations in the outdoors.

Mr. Edmondson speaks regularly on his books and his career as a Wildlife Photographer. Dudley's photography career spans nearly 3 decades. His work has been featured in galleries and in nearly 100 publications around the world.

Dudley is a lifelong nature advocate and is passionate about bringing diverse voices into the conservation conversation.


Phenology is the study of seasonal plant and animal cycles and how variations in climate, habitat factors affect the emergence of leaves and flowers, the first flight of butterflies, and the first appearance of migratory birds.

Document Spring combines the artistry of photography with the systematic gathering of scientific data. OACC engaged these experts to develop the Phenology Protocol for Document Spring. We are immensely grateful for their expertise and their enthusiasm for Document Spring as a citizen science project.

Advisory Panel 2018

Lisa Angelos

Jay Cooke State Park Manager

Kyle Gill

Cloquet Forestry Center Manager, University of Minnesota

Roy Hagen

Natural resource management and conservation consultant

Courtney Kowalczak

Director, Environmental Institute and St. Louis River Watch, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

Larry Weber

author, retired Marshall School biology faculty,  leader of KUMD’s Backyard Almanac program

document spring 2018 Program Sponsors

Oldenburg Arts and Cultural Community is grateful for the generous support of the following organizations and businesses

Image Gallery 2018 - Document Spring

Historical Context

Oldenburg Arts and Cultural Community is honored to partner with Jay Cooke State Park. Henry and Mary Oldenburglong championed the birth of Jay Cooke State Park and Oldenburg Point in the park celebrates their efforts. The Oldenburgs built their house adjacent to the Park in 1894 and held frequent gatherings of scholars, activists, and artists. Their daughter Margaret followed in her parents’ footsteps as a conservationist and anthropologist. Document Spring carries this tradition forward.