Emmett Brown From the Director’s Desk

By Emmett Brown

March 28, 2022

Although it is 60 degrees in Hayward right now, our lakes throughout the northern tier of Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Canada are still locked in the throes of winter. A lot of ice, in other words. Well, at least the snow is gone – for the most part. Silver lining, right? In Wisconsin, the general game fish opens on May 7th. If this seasonally cool weather continues, a lot of anglers are going to have to make the decision of – do I bring my tip-ups or rod and reels while going up north? For many anglers, the only option for open water may only be the very small bodies of water and, of course, the rivers. So we’ll see. Mother Nature has a habit of changing her mind overnight. Good luck to all as spring unfolds her splendor.

On April 18th, we opened our grounds to the public. This is what greeted us that morning – yep snow and ice! But we opened and prevailed. A handful of visitors even showed up. Yippee! At any rate, it was nice having our grounds and museum open again. I know I can vouch for our entire staff and unequivocally state that we look forward to every opening day. We do not take our visitor support and exuberance lightly. It is very much appreciated. Thank you.

On pages 2 and 11 of this issue you will find the order blanks and flyers for this year’s 50/50 Cash Raffle and our 2022 lapel/hat pin. Last year the lucky winner of our raffle took home almost $5K. Please review the flyers and order yours today. These two programs are important revenue sources for keeping our programs vibrant and our doors open. I thank you for your participation.

Until the summer,

Best regards,
Emmett A. Brown, Jr. | Executive Director