Week 4, Day 2 Kakagon Sloughs

Today both the TYM youth and the UW-Madison undergraduates spent a beautiful, warm sunny day on the Bad River and Kakagon Sloughs. There's a reason why the Sloughs are on the U.N. Ramsar List of Significant Wetlands and why the Nature Conservancy once called them one of the five most important wetlands on the planet.

The Sloughs are hope to 75 acres of manoomin (wild rice), an aquatic grass that feeds insects, fish, waterfowl, and humans; filters the water, and is at the sacred center of Ojibwe culture.

Camera crews interviewed Bad River elder Edith Leoso, the Bad River Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, and heard from Bad River Natural Resource Department experts and Education Director Dana Jackson.

© 2015 by Patty Loew

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