Whew! There are lots of things happening this fall in this beautiful stretch of the Mississippi! Join LWV UMRR as we build a partnership for action with our area Leagues and local chapters of the Izaak Walton League.
On September 26, LWV UMRR Chair, Gretchen Sabel, and Vice-Chair, Lonni McCauley, will meet with principals of the Izaak Walton League's Upper Mississippi River Initiative to discuss how our two organizations can work together on our common goal of protecting and enhancing the Upper Mississippi.
This meeting will happen in the afternoon, and then in the evening, the public is invited to come hear David Zenter from the Ikes and Gretchen Sabel talk about the work of each organization and how we see this blossoming partnership going in the future. The venue is Buck's Bar and Grill Minneiska, Minnesota, which is situated between Winona and Wabasha, on the Mississippi,.
The program starts at 6:30 pm with a short meeting of the local Izaak Walton Chapter, follwed by the presentations. All are invited to join us! Buck's Bar and Grill is at 206 Bennett Ave, Minneiska, MN 55910 Fun note - Buck's is also the city's official meeting place, recycling center and bomb shelter. 'A place for the community': Buck's Bar in Minneiska serves as a bomb shelter, recycling center and card hall
Monday, October 1, the LWV UMRR Board will meet on the other side of the river in Onalaska, Wisconsin. The Board will meet from 9:30 to 11:30, and then we'll share lunch and discuss what local groups can do to support change and improvement in the Upper Mississippi. We will focus on the work that LWV Jo Daviess County has initiated, and now is involving the whole community in, in the Galena River Watershed. LWV members from local Leagues are invited to join us for the Board meeting, and the public will be invited to the afternoon talk; the agenda and related materialsl will be posted on our Upcoming Events page by September 25. We will be done by 2pm. The meeting will held at the Upper Mississippi Wildlife Refuge Onalaska Visitor Center.