Join SOEI student leaders on a leisurely 6-mile paddle down a quiet section of the Namekagon River to take in the striking fall colors. One of the nation’s first eight Wild & Scenic Rivers to be designated with the 1968 Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the Namekagon meanders through quite alder stands and past cedar and hemlock groves on its way to the St. Croix River. Paddlers often enjoy glimpses of migratory songbirds, beaver, river otters, deer, raptors, and a host of other iconic north woods species. No previous canoeing experience necessary! Transportation, experienced instructors, lunch, and all equipment provided.
The full cost of facilitating this SOEI day outing ($150.00/person) has been largely offset by a generous grant from the John C. Bock Foundation. What’s more, to meet our goal of ensuring equitable access to our experiences, students may choose from three price-point options.
There will be a pre-trip meeting in the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute on Thursday, September 16 at 6 p.m. This outing will depart from the SOEI at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 18.