Brainerd League of Women Voters Hosts National Loon Center Speaker


THIELEN IS CLOSED AND THEY FOUND NO EVIDENCE OF FOUL PLAY. >>>REPRESENTATIVES FROM A FUTURE LOON CENTER IN CROSSLAKE ARE LETTING COMMUNITY MEMBERS KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN THE LOON CENTER OPENS IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS. THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF THE BRAINERD LAKES AREA HOSTED A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE FUTURE NATIONAL LOON CENTER TODAY. KRIS KRISTUFEK SPOKE TO THE GROUP ABOUT THE NATIONAL LOON CENTER THAT IS CURRENTLY IN THE FUNDRAISING STAGE WITH PLANS TO BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC IN 2022. THE 15,000 SQUARE FOOT FACILITY WILL BE LOCATED AT THE CROSSLAKE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS CAMPGROUND. THE NATIONAL LOON CENTER WILL OFFER EXPERIMENTAL LEARNING, A FLOATING CLASSROOM, AND EXHIBITS ALL ABOUT MINNESOTA’S STATE BIRD, THE LOON.>>WE WANT TO COMMUNICATE THAT THE NATIONAL LOON CENTER IS GOING TO BE AN EDUCATIONAL, FAMILY FRIENDLY FACILITY. IT WILL HOUSE THE NATIONAL FRESH WATER INSTITUTE AND THE SCIENTIFIC LOON COUNCIL. HOPEFULLY WE WILL HAVE A FLOATING CLASSROOM TO TAKE OUT ON THE LAKE AND DO WATER SAMPLING AND THAT KIND OF THING BECAUSE FRESH WATER IS REALLY CRITICAL TO THE SURVIVAL OF LOONS AND HUMANS AS WELL.>>THE PROJECT IS HOPING TO BREAK GROUND NEXT YEAR AND WILL BEGIN WITH SHORELINE RESTORATION AT THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS

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