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The public is welcome to our regular Social/Educational meetings 7:30 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Chapter House,
8816 West River Road, Brooklyn Park

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Walter J. Breckenridge Chapter Izaak Walton League of America

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 7:30 p.m.
Tim Johnson

Paddling the Noatak River

Two summers ago one of our members who thought he was too old for far north wilderness canoe paddling found otherwise. His daughter and son-in-law persuaded him to take several weeks to paddle down a river known especially for its high concentration of grizzly bears. Having paddled many far north rivers over the years and never having seen a grizzly bear along the way, Tim Johnson was easily persuaded. Using GoPro movie and a zoom digital point-and-shoot cameras, they kept a record of their journey down the Noatak River from near its source in the Brooks Range Gates of the Arctic National Park down to the native village of Noatak not too far from the Chukchi Sea. Upon his return Tim learned that fellow Ikes, Darby & Geri Nelson had paddled the same route earlier with their children and a young grandchild. Come see and hear their stories at next month’s Social/Ed meeting.






Thank you to local photographer Marlene Sternberger who has given us permission to post some of her wildlife photographs. All ohif them were taken in the Coon Rapids Dam area in Brooklyn Park.



Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held at the Chapter House, 8816 West River Road, Brooklyn Park, MN (three miles north of the junction of Highway 252 and Interstate 694). Telephone: 763-561-5364.

Social/Educational Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. They are free of charge and the public is cordially invited to attend. Members of the Minneapolis Audubon Chapter join us for our summer meetings and programs are planned jointly.

Board of Directors meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.



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W. J. Breckenridge Chapter, IWLA
8816 West River Road
Brooklyn Park, MN 55444
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