Deep Portage Learning Center near Hackensack has scheduled numerous weekday naturalist programs throughout the summer.
Open to families and individuals, the programs are offered Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. during selected summer weeks. The hiking trails and Interpretive Center are open daily.
Programs for the remainder of June: tree and wildflower identification hike, Tuesday; family archery, Wednesday; family canoeing, Thursday; and finding your way with map and compass, June 30.
Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger, seniors and Deep Portage members. Any necessary equipment is provided by Deep Portage and included in the cost. Participants are asked to wear comfortable walking shoes for all programs.
For reservations and more information, call (218) 682-2325, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.deep-portage.org.
Brainerd's Kvalevog seventh in FLW event
WALKER - Toby Kvalevog of Brainerd followed up a victory in a one-day Walmart FLW Walleye Tour event June 6 on Leech Lake with a seventh-place finish in the pro division in a four-day FLW event June 13, also on Leech.
Kvalevog totaled 20 walleyes weighing 45 pounds, 2 ounces. Dan Stier of Pierre, S.D., bagged 17 walleyes totaling 56-5 to win the event - which featured anglers from 18 states and three Canadian provinces - and $31,000, along with another $31,000 in boat and engine bonuses. Local pro Brian Brosdahl was third with 20 walleyes at 51-13.
In the co-anglers division, Brian Dembouski of Isle was seventh with 20 walleyes weighing 43-10.
Public meeting to discuss water quality in Lake Mille Lacs
A public meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. Monday at the Rolf Olsen Center in Onamia to discuss a study concerning the water quality on Lake Mille Lacs.
The Mille Lacs Lake Watershed Management Group has been working to complete a Clean Water Legacy/Surface Water Assessment Grant, received from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
In all, $22,000 has been spent monitoring the water quality of Lake Mille Lacs and its tributaries during the summers of 2007 and 2008. It is hoped that data collected will clear up conflicting information collected in the past and indicate if the quality of Mille Lacs is improving, declining or remaining the same.
Staff from the engineering firm of Short, Elliot and Hendrickson have been hired to analyze data collected in the Mille Lacs Lake Watershed, which will be shared at the meeting. Partners sharing water quality data in the study include the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, the DNR and the Mille Lacs Lake Watershed Management Group.
The Rolf Olsen Center is located at 807 W. Main St., Onamia. For more information, call the Aitkin County SWCD at (218) 927-6565.
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