Who is NRP?

The Namekagon River Partnership (NRP) is a citizen-based group that supports and promotes educational opportunity, scientific study, and stewardship of the Namekagon River and its natural resources for the benefit of partners, the general public, and future generations.

Mission Statement

The NRP is dedicated to supporting, promoting, and providing activities that enhance stewardship, awareness, and enjoyment of the Namekagon River, and its watershed.

Organizational Goals

  1. Enhance cooperation and communication among NRP partners: individuals, organizations, business and industry, the educational community, and agencies.
  2. Expand awareness of the ecological, cultural, and historical significance of the Namekagon River.
  3. Enhance the scientific understanding of the river’s health by investigating impacts negatively affecting the river, its water, and its plants and animals.
  4. Promote the understanding and awareness of the Namekagon River watershed, focusing on how a healthy watershed sustains a healthy river.
  5. Promote resource stewardship of the lands, waters, plants and animals within the watershed.
  6. Build a stronger working relationship with the National Park Service (NPS), the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), and the Lac Courte Oreilles and St. Croix Tribes; within the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway boundary.

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You may download a printable version of the membership form.

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Partners and Resources

Canoes on Wheels

The Canoes on Wheels (COW) program offers the use of a canoe trailer, eight canoes suited for river or lake use, and canoe gear such as paddles and life vests on a no-cost basis to local schools and youth groups. » Learn More!

No Child Left Inside

A statewide coalition sharing the belief that all people, in particular young people, need the opportunity to connect with nature in order to learn and grow into healthy, responsible, and engaged community citizens. » Learn More!

Heritage Initiative

The St. Croix River watershed of Minnesota and Wisconsin is a nationally distinctive landscape that provides the quintessential opportunity to understand the rich history and cultures of America’s Upper Midwest. » Learn More!