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Peshtigo Parade

Coming soon!

Get ready for the Peshtigo Parade!

Saturday, September 30. 

Jose the Great Blue Heron will fly in the Peshtigo Parade on Sept 30! All the Critters and Fish want to be in the parade. Would you carry a critter in the Parade for Jose?

The parade starts at 10:30 AM but we will meet at Mary’s home to get everything ready. Please email us at the email address below for this address as well.

If you want to carry a critter or if you have an extra truck for the parade, please email us at:

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Thank YOU

Hello One and All,

I would like to thank each and every one of you who attended the 3rd Annual Water Celebration. Thank you for your donations and for your hard work that made the Coalition to SAVE the Menominee River, Inc. the success it is.

They say it takes a village and it certainly does. YOU are our village, without YOU, and without the Creator watching over us, none of this would be possible. Over the last five years, your donations have made it possible to see the Coalition grow from a small grassroots movement into an Internationally recognized corporation!
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Coalition, Thank you!
~Nancy Stencil, Chair
Coalition to Save the Menominee River
 Our Raffle Winners!

                                       KRISTEN WELCH  
                                      MIKE SIEVERT    
                                      DEBI LEMAY    
                                      MELANIE COATS  
                                      DEB MADISON  
                                     TOM SHALLOW   
                                     BRINN BOURGEOIS  
                                     DAN RYE  

*Special thanks to our Sponsors of these gifts including our very own Warren McKenney, guitar builder extraordinaire!  and to (Menominee Business) Wind Rose North Outfitters, Ltd. (Thank You, Zach and crew) for the beautiful Kayak and to Henry Repeating Arms (headquarters are in Rice Lake, WI). Please honor these businesses that help us so much. 
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The Raffle Tickets are in and if you would like to buy some or maybe you would like to help sell some, come to the Coalition to Save the Menominee River meeting on Thursday, September 7 at 6 PM at NWTC on University Drive, Room MN 115. We have some great prizes; shown below!

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River Alliance of Wisconsin 30th Anniversary Paddle Event Series

River Alliance of Wisconsin 30th anniversary paddle event series

Menominee River – River:30 paddle

Saturday, September 16, 2023 @ 9:00 AM

Menominee River Paddle,

Help River Alliance of Wisconsin celebrate our 30th anniversary by enjoying the rivers people have worked hard to protect and restore. On Saturday, September 16, we will paddle the Menominee River together and learn the history of this valuable and scenic gem. Your registration includes a guided paddle on the Menominee with river history and talks by area experts.

Menominee River paddle, plus an option to paddle as a group to the Coalition to SAVE the Menominee River Water Celebration

Our full group tour will meet at 9 a.m., launch at 10 a.m., and paddle the Menominee from Wausaukee to near Walsh, Wisconsin. The time on the water will be approximately two hours. You also have an option to join us at Hattie Street in Marinette to paddle as a group to join.

NOTE: No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

We welcome all paddlers! To pay what you can, choose the “everyone is welcome” ticket and you can pay an optional price that fits your budget in the additional contribution field. If you cannot rent a boat, let us know and we can secure a donated boat you can use.

By choosing the “individual ticket” trip price of $30, you’ll help us cover the costs of the event including a shuttle service and event insurance. Make an additional contribution to help our event welcome all paddlers, regardless of their financial resources.

Need a canoe?

Contact the River Alliance of Wisconsin by September 8 to arrange a canoe in advance. Email Stacy at

Event registration will close on September 8.

Questions? Contact Stacy Harbaugh at


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Back 40: A Clash of Values

We wanted to share with everyone Mark Doremus’ updated website. It also serves as a reminder that this is far from being over and we are all in this together. Please take a few moments to look at all the updates. We are so thankful for Mark’s continued work.

Back 40: A Clash of Values

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for updates on the Peshtigo Parade, on September 30.

For our September 7 General Meeting, we are back at Marinette Tech on University Avenue, Room MN115 at 6 PM. We thank Our Saviors Lutheran Church for the use of their facilities this summer!

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As the saying goes,
“Small fish, Red fish, Gold mine, Dead fish.”

Thank you to the kind folks from the BROWN TROUT DERBY  for setting us up at a table to hand out brochures and talk about the Coalition to Save the Menominee River. We appreciate all your support! Thank you to those of you who stopped out today. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day and we all had a great time!

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Brown Trout Derby

Join Us at the Brown Trout Derby

Sunday, July 30, noon-3 PM

Menominee Marina

Menominee, Michigan

The Coalition to Save the Menominee River will have a small booth at the Brown Trout Derby to hand out flyers. We are so thankful for the opportunity to have an informational booth here.

~Stop in and say hello and support those who support our efforts~

The Brown Trout Derby takes place on the waters of Green Bay with the weigh-in at the Menominee Marina.  There will be food, raffles, and a 50-50 raffle.

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GORO Stocks are Down!

Things seem a little low-key right now GORO stock prices are rapidly declining.

It may look like we are winning the battle to save our beloved Menominee River. But now is not the time to become complacent. Things may be a little on the quiet side but they are far from being over. We must remain vigilant, we must continue to fight the good fight.

We still need you more than ever.  Stay with us. Stay engaged. Tap into what you do best to help. Maybe that is writing letters to the editor, writing letters for others who don’t possess that talent, continue to write your local and state officials and agencies. Put up a sign and spread the word. It takes all of us.

We have a great Water Celebration coming up on September 16 at the Menominee Band Shell for starters.

This is something you don’t want to miss and we will also need lots of helping hands. We don’t sit around. We’re soon going mobile! We’re talking high visibility.  Details soon! Coming soon are a few new merchandise options! We continue to walk the talk. We don’t want you to miss anything. We’ll tell you when it’s over….