Auto tour & picnic

Post date: Aug 26, 2011 9:48:14 PM

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.