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Namekagon River Cleanup
Contact: Branda Thwaits, 715-635-8346, ext 425
Volunteers Needed for Namekagon River Cleanup on April 27
ST. CROIX FALLS, Wisconsin: Celebrate National Park Week by helping the National Park Service and Namekagon River Partnership clean up the Namekagon River on Saturday, April 27.
This will be the second annual cleanup and will again focus on four sections of the Namekagon:
·Hayward Landing to Stinnett Landing
·Stinnett Landing to North Springbrook Landing
·North Springbrook Landing to Earl Landing
·Earl Landing to Trego Landing
Volunteers will split into teams to travel each river section in canoes or drift boats, collecting trash along the way. For those who do not want to be on the water, there are opportunities to help with event logistics, like driving volunteers to and from the work sites (i.e., put-in and take-out points).
Because there are a limited number of canoes and lifejackets available, volunteers are asked to pre-register. To volunteer, call the Hayward Fly Fishing Company at (715) 634-8149 or the Namekagon River Visitor Center at (715) 635-8346. Plan to meet at Hayward Landing (Highway 27 near the DNR Ranger Station) at 8:00 a.m. on April 27. Volunteers should bring water, lunch, weather-appropriate clothing, and sunscreen.
The Namekagon is part of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, a national park and one of America's first wild and scenic rivers. National Park Week is April 20-28, 2013.
The Namekagon River Partnership is a citizen-volunteer organization working to celebrate and conserve the Namekagon River. For additional information, visit http://namekagon.org/ .
Did You Know?
The Old Man of the Dalles is one of the many features visitors can see looking at the rocks in the Dalles, or rocky gorge, of the St. Croix River. A great way to view these rocky features, as well as St. Croix NSR, is from the water in a boat or a canoe.