Schunemann Marsh

Jaques Chapter members working to restore their Chapter's Schuneman Wildlife Preserve.

President - Don Janes
7 Pine Road
North Oaks, MN 55127-6471

Vice President - Howard Markus

Secretary - Lynne Markus

Treasurer - John Siekmeier

Membership Chair - John Siekmeier

State Director - John Siekmeier

Environmental Education Director - Don Arnosti

Save Our Streams Chairperson - Howard Markus

Sustainability Education Chair - Lynne Markus

Newsletter Editor - Julie Henricksson

Webmaster - Julie Drennan


  • Enhance sustainability of Schuneman Marsh Wildlife Preserve
  • Promote wetland protection ordinance for municipalities
  • Support conservation legislation
  • Public meetings on conservation issues
  • Implemented the acquisition of the 70 acre Katherine Abbot Girl Scout Camp for a Mahtomedi City Park
  • Provide scholarships to student for summer environmental trip
  • Chapter supports statewide efforts by supplying strong leadership to the State Board of Directors, Issues Committee, and newsletter The Minnesota Waltonian

Dues: $71 Individual, $98.50 Family
Jaques Chapter membership form.

Meetings: 3rd Thursday, 6:30 PM, Washington County Library-Wildwood Branch


The Jaques Chapter was organized in 1964, with an initial focus on the management of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. This focus gradually shifted to wetlands, biological diversity, and other conservation issues in the northeast metro area.

In 1967, a man named Carl Schuneman donated most of a 100-acre, marshy tract of land to the Jaques Chapter. This land lies 2 miles north of White Bear Lake and it is known as the Schuneman Marsh. The Schuneman Marsh still holds great value. Many Boy Scout projects have involved the Schuneman Marsh, and conservation and recreation projects continue on the marsh to this day.

Throughout the 40-plus years that the Jaques Chapter has been organized, we have spread the word on conservation and environmental protection through public information, meetings, and presentations with speakers on current topics of concern. by Julie Drennan

Chapter Established: 09/24/1964
Date of last review or update:  1/17/2017