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Menomin Lake Nibi Walk
Sunday, September 25, 2022
An eight mile, one day walk in Menominie, WI.
First Congregational United Church of Christ will sponsor a the Lake Menomin Nibi Walk on Sunday, September 25, 2022. The name for Lake Menomin is derived from the Ojibwe name for this lake, Manoominikaani-zaaga’igan meaning “Abundant with Wild Rice Lake.”
For extensive information about the origin of this walk and the challenges for the waters at Lake Menomin, please click here for more reading.
Participants will meet at First Congregational at noon for an Opening Ceremony. The Water Walk begins at 1 pm. A Gratitude Ceremony will be held at 4:30 and a traditional Ojibwe meal will be served at 5 pm.
The Walk will follow the City of Menomonie Lake Menomin Loop (8.3 miles). You are welcome to walk any length of time, or to join in at any point along the walk. Transportation back to the church will be available at several points along the route. Activities for children and adults not walking will be held at the church between 1 and 4 pm.
The Water Walk is free and open to all. Please register if you plan to attend!
Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SV7FBYF to register for the event.
For more information, visit our Facebook event page.
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