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    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

Fifth Annual Namekagon River Memory Day

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Date: July 16, 2012
Contact: Joan Jacobowski, 715-635-8346 x429

Have you or your family enjoyed the Namekagon River? Do you have stories to tell? Or are you interested in learning more about the river's history? Come to the Namekagon River Memory Day hosted by the National Park Service on Friday, July 20 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Namekagon River Visitor Center in Trego, Wisconsin.

The public is invited to share stories that can be recorded, bring in photographs that can be scanned and share knowledge of how places go their names. In addition, Bob Olson will speak about the Urenholdt Forest in Sawyer County and the importance of rivers. Olson, whose father was author and environmentalist Sigurd Olson, recently donated the 100-acre Urenholdt estate to Northland College. He will begin his remarks at approximately 2:00 p.m.


With permission, the stories and photos that the public shares will be used by the National Park Service to better tell the history of the river through programs, exhibits, brochures and the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway's website. Stories can help today's visitors understand what a special place the Namekagon was and still is. Researchers can use the photos and stories to assist managers in making decisions. 

The Namekagon Visitor Center is located on Highway 63, one mile east of Highway 53. Call 715-635-8346 ext. 429 for questions about the Namekagon River Memory Day.

Did You Know?

A very narrow insect with skinny legs and a tail

Water scorpions use their tails or siphons as a a "snorkel" thrusting it up through the surface film on the water to the air above. Their legs are not much use in swimming, so most water scorpions spend life near the shoreline.