Navarino Outreach April 2017

Smokey the Bear was on site meeting and greeting

Navarino Community Outreach on Earth Day April 22nd, 2017

From 11-2pm on Earth Day 2017, Green Bay Trout Unlimited, Oconto River Trout Unlimited and the Navarino Nature Center teamed up to conduct a fly tying demo and clinic as part of Navarino’s overall Earth Day events.

Navarino Great Hall was jamming to the music of String Fever which is an Irish based music band.  I think it’s the first time our tiers were treated to live music whilst conducting the clinic.  How cool is that ?  Very cool.

Building bird, bat and duck houses was a hoot

Building bird, bat and duck houses was a hoot

Other participants/events in the Navarino’s Earth Day include:

  • Shadows on the Wolf Organization
  • Wisconsin Herb Society
  • Sweetwater Maple Syrup
  • Julie Wilber Face Painting
  • Wisconsin Warden with virtual shooting trailer
  • Kemo Kritters Alpacas
  • Smokey Bear Visits
  • Free arts and Crafts
  • Live Animals:
  • 4H
  • Navarino Nature Center Animals
  • Wagon Rides
  • Pond exploring
  • Earth day egg hunt
  • Bluebird/bat/duck/wren hoise building

It is estimated that 150 to 200 attended and we can attest to these numbers as Dave Ostanek, Wayne Czypinski and Mike Renish were kept busy the whole time.

In the morning Navarino held their 7th Annual Fun Run/Walk with over 250 participants running either a 10K, 5K run, 5K walk, or a 1 mile kids fun run.

There were many sponsors of the event including a big support by Thrivent Financial.

The Trail run was sponsored by a host of folks including ThedaCare, Fleet farm, Arrowcast, Shawano lawn and stone, Olson’s rural electric, Badgerland buildings, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Porter’s Patch, Caroline Implements, Borders Inn & Suites, Prey Insurance, and Langlade Springs. A complete list of sponsors that can be found on the Navarino run T-shirts.

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