Wisconsin River Water Walk – Starting August 1st, 2018.
The Wisconsin river was one of the main water routes for tribes. It begins near Watersmeet on the Lac Vieux Desert reservation. One trail went to Lake Michigan, one to Lake Superior and the trail along the Wisconsin River meets the Mississippi. We will be following the southern trail route along the Wisconsin River following the path of the ancestors.
The Wisconsin River is the longest river in Wisconsin. It flows south across the glacial plain of central Wisconsin, passing through Wausau, Stevens Point, and Wisconsin Rapids. In southern Wisconsin it encounters the terminal moraine formed during the last ice age, where it forms the Dells of the Wisconsin River. North of Madison at Portage, the river turns to the west, flowing through Wisconsin’s hilly Western Upland and joining the Mississippi approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Prairie du Chien.
Throughout our walk we listen to the communities along the river. Everyone has a water issue and a water story. We help carry all of these stories downstream so that no story is in isolation. Together we will tell the story of the river. It’s never too late or too early to contact us about how we might connect with you when we walk through your community.
The walk is estimated to take 11 days, depending on conditions. Everyone is invited to walk with us for any length of time during the walk. Please read more about nibi walks and the walker protocols here.
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For more information, please contact Sharon M. Day at email@example.com.