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Help Restore Nebagamon Creek

posted Mar 19, 2018, 5:34 PM by Molly Thompson   [ updated Mar 19, 2018, 5:35 PM ]

Our chapter is a partner in a project sponsored by the Brule River Sportsmen's Club and several other conservation groups to rehabilitate a section of Nebagamon Creek, a tributary to Wisconsin's legendary Brule River.  The purpose of the project is to remove a portion of an abandoned railroad grade and culvert that crosses Nebagamon Creek, a few miles upstream of the Brule River. The railroad grade, which is quite high, with a large culvert, is deteriorating and threatening to wash out, which would flush a huge load of silt and sediment downstream and into the Brule River, a blue ribbon trout stream.

The Wisconsin DNR and conservation groups hope to secure enough funding to remove the railroad grade and culvert this coming summer. They need a total of $130,000. The DNR would provide $45,000 and hopes to get a grant from the U. S. FWS for another $38,000. So far, conservation groups have pledged $34,270 towards the project, including $1,000 from our chapter.

Since they need a few thousand more in funding, they are seeking donations from any who would like to help.  If you would like to donate to the project, you can send a check to the Brule River Sportsmen's Club at P.O. Box 100, Brule, Wisconsin 54820 or search for the Brule River S. Shore Grade at  

This is a great way for trout fishermen and stream lovers to put a little "skin" in the game to help protect one of the best rivers in our neck of the woods!