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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?

Three waterboatmens on a rock, they are dark brown and the leags are visible

Water boatmen have no gills but rather trap air with the hairs on their legs and the air bubble encircles their bodies, making them appear shiny. Their front legs are short, their middle legs are long and slender and their back legs are shaped like paddles fringed with hair.