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Auto tour & picnic

posted Aug 26, 2011, 2:48 PM by Bruce Pankratz   [ updated Aug 1, 2013, 5:00 AM ]
Saturday, October 15, 12:00—4:00 PM
Many of us seldom get to visit Namekagon
Barrens Wildlife Area due to the
remoteness of the property in extreme
northwest Burnett County. When we do
get there, we often fail to grasp the significance
of this unique area; its importance
as a rare plant and animal community;
its history; or the management
philosophy for the property.
The Friends of Namekagon Barrens
Wildlife Area have developed a self directed
Auto Tour to aid you and the
general public in understanding what
the barrens represent and what you or
they might experience at each stop.
Please join us on October 15 for the
kick-off of this educational tour. The
event will begin at Noon with a cookout
and be immediately followed by the
tour. We will visit the 19 stops, briefly
talk about some of them and read the
brief descriptions developed for the others.
The cookout will not include a formal
meeting, but will be an opportunity to
informally visit with one another. Attendees
will be given the opportunity to
purchase raffle ticket(s) for a framed
sharp-tailed grouse print by local,
famed artist, Ruth King. The print will
be awarded at the cookout to someone
in attendance. The chance of winning is
therefore very good due to limited sales.
There is no charge for the Auto Tour
and it will begin at our usual meeting
place at the intersection of St. Croix
Trail and Gomulak Fire Lane at 12:00
PM, to conclude by 4:00 PM. A meal
donation will be accepted.
Coming from the east, follow the
signs west from Minong starting at
US HWY 53 and US HWY 77. From the
west, follow the signs along St. Croix
Trail starting at US HWY 35.
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