Bush Lake Ikes please join us for some work and fun on Saturday, October 25!
10 am – 12:30 pm Chapter Clean Up
Please come and help get the chapter ready for winter! To do: Pull in dock, raking and mulching leaves, clean lodge, firepits, common areas, wood splitting and stacking, garbage barges (canoes) to go along shore and pick up trash. Dress for the weather, please bring rakes and other clean up items.
12:30- Lunch: Sandwiches, chili, fruit, drinks, veggies provided by chapter
1-2 pm Program: Natalie Warren "Our Paddle to Hudson Bay and Wild River Academy" (more info below)
2-3 pm Annual Meeting and Election of Officers
Come for an hour or stay for the day. Please RSVP by contacting John Crampton 612-396-6010 John Crampton firstname.lastname@example.org or Paul Erdmann email@example.com 651-226-7818
Program at 1pm:
"Our Paddle to Hudson Bay and Wild River Academy"
In 2011 Natalie Warren and Ann Raiho, recent St. Olaf graduates, took a 2,000 mile 85 day canoe trip from Fort Snelling to Hudson Bay, following the Minnesota River, Red River, Lake Winnipeg and Hayes River water trail known to Native Americans and voyageurs. Natalie and Ann were the first females to recreate the arduous journey.
Natalie and other young teachers started Wild River Academy in Minneapolis to help young people connect, learn, and be inspired by nature toward the pursuit of their own dreams. With the motto, “Know the Land, Know the Water, and Know Yourself,” Wild River Academy has taken high school youth on canoe trips up the Minnesota and down the Mississippi and other major rivers of North America. Come and hear Natalie's funny and inspiring talk about her trip and her dreams for the future of our land, our waters, and our young people.
Natalie was recently a part of the first Minnesota State Water Trails Tourism Summit. Here is a link to an article in the Pioneer Press and another link to an article in the St.Cloud Times about the summit.