The Namekagon Confluence
Coming Together to Preserve Our Water
September 6, 2014, 9:00 – 12:00
Lakewoods Resort, Cable WI
Sponsored by The Namekagon River Partnership
When the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act was signed by President Lyndon Johnson back on October 2, 1968, the Namekagon River a tributary of the St.Croix River, became one of the first rivers placed on the list. The Namekagon watershed was deemed an integral part of this great commitment in protecting the best of our national resources. Besides government designation and protection the river also became, in large measure, the responsibility of all those who live on or near it. Fish it, paddle it, or simply gaze at its beauty.
As time has passed since its designation many pressures have come to challenge the resolve of its protectors to maintain the integrity of its purity, beauty and, indeed, its existence for all time to come. With the rise in water disputes and the multitude of water-related issues on a global scale, the status of our precious, pristine river and the attending watershed is more important than ever.
The time is NOW to begin to shape our collective plan for the Namekagon River Watershed of the future.
The Namekagon River Partnership (NRP) is a 501c3 organization formed in 2012. We believe the Namekagon River, its tributaries, and the entire watershed are a national treasure. NRP aspires to be a positive and proactive voice striving to increase the awareness of the river, retell its history, and advance a science-based discussion to protect its future.
Since we cannot tell the river’s story and continue without your ideas and your support, we welcome your participation as we begin the conversation. The more voices contributing to the conversation, be they from the Namekagon Watershed or the intricately-connected surrounding watersheds, the better able we will be to identify our common vision of how we might best discharge our responsibility to this essential endeavor.
We invite you to join us for this conversation from 9:00-12:00 on, Saturday morning September 6, 2014 at Lakewoods Resort on Lake Namakagon (the source of the Namekagon River). It is our hope that representatives from all lakes, riparian landowners, non-riparian land-owners, and users of the water and land resources within the watershed will attend. All interested parties are welcome.
A light lunch will be provided.
All attendees receive a free NRP membership.
Register at the door or pre-register by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit www.namekagon.org or call Scott at 715-520-7732.
We look forward to seeing you…
The Namekagon River Partnership Board
Frank Pratt, President
Stakeholder Strategic Partners include:
Cable Natural History Museum
Couderay Waters Regional Land Trust
National Park Service / St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
Trout Unlimited (Wild Rivers Chapter)
USDA, Forest Service, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
In addition, these informal relationships have been established:
Bayfield County Lakes Forum
Bayfield County Land & Water Conservation Department
Bayfield Regional Conservancy
Down to Earth Tours
Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum
Friends of the St. Croix Headwaters “Canoes on Wheels” program
Hayward Fly Fishing Company
Northwest Passage “In a New Light” project
Northwest Wisconsin Waters Consortium
River Alliance of Wisconsin
Sawyer County Conservation Department
Sawyer County Lakes Forum
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, Northland College
St. Croix River Association
University of Notre Dame, Department of Biological Sciences
An ever-growing group of Local Citizens