A Voice for the River


Nebagamon Creek South Shore Grade Project

August 8, 2018

July 26, 2018 Bob Banks, President Brule River Preservation, Inc. Subject: Nebagamon Creek South Shore Grade Project Dear Bob: The Nebagamon Creek South Shore Grade project initially planned for summer 2018 is now targeted for summer 2019. The project consists of removing a segment of an abandoned railroad grade and a large concrete culvert through…

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May 2018 Meeting of Brule River Preservation

July 14, 2018

May 28, 2018 President Bob Banks called a meeting of the Brule River Preservation’s board to order at 10:05am in the Winneboujou Club clubhouse on May 28, 2018. In attendance were: Bob Banks, Michael Spencer, Chris Mason, Shane Peterson, Bill Rogers, Caroline Marshall, Dave Zentner, Ted Weyerhaeuser, Pegi Harkness, Elisabeth Walker Hurlbert, Ross Fruen-Noyes, Dan…

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Presentation to Brule River Preservation Alliance

May 19, 2018

Bio Louise Levy earned a Masters Degree in Forest Science from Oregon State University and worked in the field of traditional forestry. After a little over a decade she was unexpectedly bitten by the arboriculture bug and made the lateral move into arboriculture and urban forestry. She became a UMN Tree Care Advocate (modeled after…

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2018 Annual Meeting Agenda

May 11, 2018

Brule River Preservation, Inc Notice of Annual Meeting May 28, 2018 Officers, Directors, members and friends of Brule River Preservation, Inc are hereby requested to attend the Annual Meeting of the Corporation to be held Monday, May 28th, 10AM at the Winneboujou Clubhouse. AGENDA Welcome and Introductions – Bob Banks Secretary’s Report – Elisabeth Walker…

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2018 Annual Meeting Letter

May 11, 2018

Dear Fellow Members: Fishing season opener last weekend has given life to a few camps with avid anglers. It’s been to wonderful to see familiar faces and hear enthusiastic reports on their adventure and catches. There are also the familial sounds of chainsaws, vacuum cleaners, hammers from other homes as they prepare to open for…

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Happy Holidays! On behalf of Brule River Preservation

December 7, 2017

2017 Annual Letter From the President Bob Banks: We hope this letter finds you well while preparing for winter and the holiday season. A week ago, while canoeing the river, I flushed over 30 migrating bald eagles who were feeding on spawning trout and salmon in the shallows of Ashland and Spring Lake. It was…

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Invasive Cattails on the Brule: Non-Native Narrow-Leaved & Hybrid Cattail

December 13, 2013

After this summer’s inaugural Brule River Watershed Roundtable (August 22nd, 2013) a major concern voiced from landowners was that of invasive species. One noted culprit was that of the invasive, non-native narrow-leaved and hybrid cattail, which has become well-established in Big Lake and Lucius Lake on the Brule River. These invasive cattails cause a wide…

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