The Namekagon Confluence
Coming Together to Preserve Our Water

Conversation One
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.

FREE Registration
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 namekagon63@gmail.com.

For more information, visit www.namekagon.org or call Scott at  715-520-7732.

We look forward to seeing you…

Gratefully,
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

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