In 2002, the southwest shoreline of Tewaukon Lake was sloped and stabilized to control erosion. Sadly, many trees that provided wildlife habitat were lost during this project. Bur oak are the predominant native species that is still found along the shores of Lake Tewaukon. They grow to 100 feet tall and can live to be 400 years old. Acorns provide food for many species of wildlife including wood ducks, turkeys, deer, and squirrels.
On June 19th, 2003, Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge staff, in conjunction with the Prairie Pothole Partners, a newly formed non-profit group, will plant 540 bur oak on the shores of Lake Tewaukon to replace the trees lost during construction. Young people attending Tewaukon Youth Days will assist in the planting. Your help is also needed.
The year 2003 marks the centennial of the National Wildlife Refuge System. President Theodore Roosevelt set aside Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge on March 14, 1903. Planting of this "Centennial Grove" will help celebrate the event. The number 540 was chosen because there are 540 refuges in the system. There are 63 refuges in North Dakota, more than any other state.
We hope that you will chose to be a part of this project by adopting one of these centennial oaks. All donations are tax deductible. All proceeds will benefit education programs on the Refuge. Your name will be listed with other contributors in the Refuge Visitor Center. An adoption form is on the back.
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Centennial Oak Adoption Form
Name of Individual or Organization_________________________________
Address and Phone _____________________________________________
Please include a check in the amount of $25.00 for each tree adopted payable to "Prairie Pothole Partners" and mail to:
Prairie Pothole Partners
9754 143 ½ Ave S.E.
Cayuga, ND 58013