Volunteers Needed for River Cleanup
Contact: Branda Thwaits, 715-635-8346 x425
Volunteers Needed for Namekagon River Cleanup on April 26
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 26.
This will be the third 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 must pre-register. To volunteer, call the Hayward Fly Fishing Company at (715) 634-8149. Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 16.
Volunteers will meet at Hayward Landing (Highway 27 near the DNR Ranger Station) at 8:00 a.m. on April 26.They 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 19-27, 2014.
The Namekagon River Partnership is a citizen-volunteer organization working to celebrate and conserve the Namekagon River. For additional information, visit http://namekagon.org/ .
The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, a unit of the National Park System, was established by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act in 1968. It is one of a group of eight rivers in the country which first received this recognition.For 255 miles, the St. Croix and its tributary, the Namekagon, flow through some of the most scenic and least developed country in the Upper Midwest.
Learn more at www.nps.gov/sacn.
Did You Know?
Between 1850 and 1889 log jams occurred at angle rock on the St. Croix River between Minnesota and Wisconsin, where the river bends within a rocky gorge. In 1886 over 150 million board feet of logs jammed creating a tourist attraction. Today St. Croix NSR attracts tourists for its scenic beauty.