11-21-11 Work Session

The Steering Group will be meeting at the Seeley Sawmill Saloon on Monday, November 21 at 1:00pm for a work session to discuss organizational start-up tasks and  some early 2012 planning. You are invited to attend and participate. Downloads below require free Adobe Reader (www.adobe.com) Link to Steering Group documents http://namekagon.org/?page_id=40 Work Session Agenda NRP…

Sigurd Olson – Sense of Place

“The Listening Post” article in the November-December issue of Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine has a Seeley connection.  It is available below, with permission from the publisher (requires Adobe Reader to download).

The Listening Post – Minnesota Conservation Volunteer – NovDec 2011

Or visit the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer website: www.mndnr.gov/magazine for this and other great conservation articles.

Seeley History – 1885

Image and text from The History of Wisconsin’s Northwoods – 350 Years in the Seeley Hills by Jim Schirott. Reprinted with permission. “The 9-foot diameter tree pictured here was probably 500 years old, before being cut by the North Wisconsin Lumber Company boys.  Venerability did not matter to Freddy Weyerhauser.  The only thing that mattered…

9-22-11 Public Information Meeting

A meeting will be held in Seeley at the Sawmill Saloon on Thursday, September 22nd at 7pm to announce our organization, answer questions, and listen to comments and suggestions. The general public is invited.  Please attend and invite a friend. Downloads require Adobe Reader Namekagon River Partnership AgendaA 9-22-11 Namekagon River Meeting Ad 9-14-11    (9-14-11…

Great Fish Trap – May 1839

“…Great Fish Trap, a short ways above the mouth of the Namekagon River…  Here many huge rocks had been placed across the head of the rapids, about 10 feet apart, presumably done by early man.  How or when this had been done and by whom is not known.  The first engineers that build this obstruction…

Stakeholders

The following have agreed to be a stakeholder in our organization (as of August 15th): Bayfield County Lakes Forum Bayfield County Land & Water Conservation Department Bayfield Regional Conservancy Cable Natural History Museum “Canoes on Wheels” program Friends of the St. Croix Headwaters Hayward Fly Fishing Company National Park Service / St. Croix National Scenic…

Steering Group Draft Timeline

The following time line of Steering Group tasks has been proposed (as of August 9th): August-September 2011- talk with stakeholders September-October 2011- hold public meeting(s) October-November 2011- organization planning meeting- before winter departure December 2011-  Write Articles of Incorporation December 2011-  Submit WI Nonstock Corporation application (Chapter181) January 2012- Meet with DNR staff to discuss…