The Responsible Recreation Initiative Team is focused on annual litter cleanups in and along the shorelines of the Namekagon River, reduction of river litter, and the re-establishment of a family-friendly recreational opportunity.  We want families with young children to feel safe and comfortable on the river, even on those summer weekends with heavier river traffic volumes.

From the 1998 General Management Plan for the Upper St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers (link below)The Vision (from General Management Plan)

NRP Board Members on the Team:  David Arnold, Cindy Ferraro, Scott Peterson, Wendy Williamson.  The Team facilitator is John Haack.

Meetings: Monthly starting in August 2013.  All members are welcome to participate. Contact us at namekagon63@gmail.com for more information.

Next Meeting: November 11th at 9:30am at the Sawmill Eatery in Seeley.

Meeting Discussion Notes (require Adobe Reader)
Responsible Recreation Initiative Team Discussion Notes 8-29-13A
Responsible Recreation Initiative Team Discussion Notes 9-23-2103A

Initiatives:

  • Annual Namekagon River Cleanup events
  • Promotion of community stewardship of Namekagon River
  • Litter Prevention program
  • River Champion recognition award
  • Revision of 1998 General Management Plan for the Upper St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers

Roadmap: The first meetings will focus on the initiative process and values, identification of initiative partners, an overview of desired results, and a comprehensive problem description.

From the 1998 General Management Plan for the Upper St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers (link below)St Croix National Scenic Riverway Mission

Reference Materials  (Note: SACN indicates SAint Croix National scenic riverway)

NPS Namekagon Permit Holder List
NPS Namekagon Permit Holders

Link to NRP April 2013 River Cleanup Event Summary
http://namekagon.org/?p=1146

Link to NRP April 2012 River Cleanup Event Summary
http://namekagon.org/?p=756

Link to American Rivers’ Blue Trails Development Guide
http://www.bluetrailsguide.org/

Downloads (Adobe Reader Required)

SACN 1998 General Management Plan

Intro SACN 2005 Long-range Interpretive Plan

SACN 2005 Long-range Interpretive Plan

Future Goals SACN 2005 Long-range Interpretive Plan

Appendices 2005 SACN Long-range Interpretive Plan

SACN Superintendents Compendium (Park Specific Rules)

Positive outcomes with citizen involvement
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