The Namekagon Confluence
Coming Together to Preserve Our Water

September 6, 2014, 9:00 – 12:00
Lakewoods Resort, Cable WI
Hosted by the Namekagon River Partnership

Conversation One

JOIN US at Lakewoods Resort on beautiful Lake Namakagon from 9:00-12:00 on, Saturday, September 6, 2014 for the first in a planned series of conversations to unite the multitude of watershed stakeholders surrounding the Namekagon River to preserve its unique beauty and protect its lasting value for the future.

NOW is the time to actively shape our collective plan for the Namekagon River Watershed.

We welcome your collective ideas and support, as we begin the conversation. Our goal is to identify the top six initiatives that bring the greatest benefit to the future of the Namekagon Watershed. Please spread the word. All interested parties are welcome.

Proposed Agenda

9:00     Welcome
9:05     Opening Remarks – Frank Pratt, NRP President
9:15     Introductions – Governmental partners, organizations, attendees
9:25     Sigurd Olson Quote
9:30     Brief Process Description
9:35     Brainstorming Session – proposed initiatives from full group
10:15   Vote to determine six (6) highest initiative choices
10:30   Break, Vote Tally
10:45   Reveal Top 6 Initiatives
10:50   Breakout Roundtables to discuss 6 Top Initiatives – pick your highest priority
11:30   Roundtable Reports
11:50   Closing Remarks

FREE Registration

All attendees receive a Free annual NRP Membership.
Free-will donations are welcome.
Light snack provided by our sponsor Beehive Botanicals, Hayward, WI.

Register at the door or pre-register by sending an e-mail

For more information, visit or call Scott at 715-520-7732.


Beehive Botanicals, Hayward, WI


USDA, Forest Service, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
National Park Service / St. Croix National Scenic Riverway
Couderay Waters Regional Land Trust
Trout Unlimited (Wild Rivers Chapter)
Cable Natural History Museum

In addition, these informal relationships have been established:

Bayfield County Lakes Forum
Bayfield County Land & Water Conservation Department
Bayfield Regional Conservancy
Down to Earth Tours
Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum
Friends of the St. Croix Headwaters “Canoes on Wheels” program
Hayward Fly Fishing Companyon
Northwest Passage “In a New Light” project
Northwest Wisconsin Waters Consortium
River Alliance of Wisconsin
Sawyer County Conservation Department
Sawyer County Lakes Forum
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, Northland College
St. Croix River Association
University of Notre Dame, Department of Biological Sciences An ever-growing group of Regional Businesses and Local Citizens

We look forward to seeing you…

The Namekagon River Partnership Board
Frank Pratt, President
Wendy Williamson, VP
Jim Brakken, Acting Secretary
Scott Peterson, Treasurer
Cindy Ferraro
Mike Gardner
Hobie Hobart

The Namekagon River Partnership (NRP) is a 501c3 organization formed in 2012. We believe the Namekagon River, its tributaries, and the entire watershed are a national treasure. NRP aspires to be a positive and proactive voice striving to increase the awareness of the river, retell its history, and advance a science-based discussion to protect its future.

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