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.
65 volunteers gathered at the Hayward Landing for a safety briefing, a little conversation, and work assignments early Saturday morning. They were split into four work crews, with a drift boat and river guide leading canoes for each group.
Thank you Hayward Fly Fishing Company for your support and commitment to community stewardship of the Namekagon River.
Canoes were provided by the Canoes on Wheels program.
Branda Thwaits (second from left) from the National Park Service, and Wendy Williamson (on the right) from NRP coordinated this river cleanup project.
The river was active with waterfowl, eagles, and wildlife – even some Sandhill cranes were sighted.
The cleanup crew working the reach from Earl Landing to the Trego Landing arrived, eager to get the boats out on the river. This crew picked up a load of trash that would fill a pickup truck – mostly beer cans.