October 19th Watershed Tour

On Saturday, October 19th, the Watershed Team hosted a tour of the upper Namekagon River for watershed stakeholders.  Dave Thorson, Down to Earth Tours, kindly provided a van to facilitate discussions.  A tour map and list of sites can be downloaded NRP 10-19-13 Tour Sites (requires Adobe Reader). Click on images (below) to enlarge. Tour Objectives:…

2013 Photo Contest

A Day in the Life of the Namekagon – 2nd Annual NRP Autumn Photo Contest Important Note:  Photo entries are due by October 15, 2013. Photo Contest Entry Form: (requires Adobe Reader) NRP Photo Contest 2013 Entry Form Photo Contest Update: (requires Adobe Reader) Photo Contest 2013 Update Photo Contest News Release (requires Adobe Reader) NRP…

Leonards Gage Update

This station will likely be discontinued October 1, 2014 due to lack of funding. This is the message that now appears on the USGS Leonards Gage site: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?05331833 We are making some progress, as the Leonards Gage will be operational for another year, but only if we can come up with $2,500 in funding within…

Save Leonards Gage

This station will likely be discontinued October 1, 2013 due to lack of funding. This is the message that appears on the USGS Leonards Gage site: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?05331833 We need your help! The only river gage on the upper Namekagon River is in danger of shutting down.  This automated gage on Leonard School Road bridge provides…

Water Level is High

IMG_0912IMG_0911As of the May 19-20 weekend, water levels on the upper Namekagon River are quite high, as seen by these photos taken at the Namekagon Dam.  This is due to late snow melt plus recent rains.

Paddling from the Namekagon Dam down to Cable is quite a ride!

 

 

River Cleanup Thank You

Thank you volunteers! Thanks to your amazing volunteer effort, the 2nd annual Namekagon River cleanup on April 27th was a big success. It was a great way to celebrate National Park Week with our friends at the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.     The weather could not have been nicer. While winter still ruled only a week earlier, it was…