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River cleanup planned in Clark County

The Friends of the Black River is looking for volunteers to help with its annual river cleanup Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. Volunteers are asked to meet at 8 a.m. at Listeman Park on 15th Street in Neillsville to be assigned a section of the river. Volunteers may paddle the river or participate in the land-based… Read More »

Volunteers needed for 2020 river cleanup

The Friends of the Black River is looking for volunteers to help with its annual river cleanup Saturday, Aug. 22. Volunteers are asked to meet at 8 a.m. at Al Young Park at the south end of First Street in Black River Falls to be assigned a section of the river. Volunteers may paddle the… Read More »

FBR to hold prairie wildflower walk

Because storms are forecast for Tuesday evening, the Friends of the Black River will host its annual guided prairie wildflower walk Wednesday, July 15 2020. The walk, guided by Steve Humphrey, will be at a site he has been restoring to natural prairie. The site is several miles outside of Black River Falls and participants… Read More »

2020 Spring and Summer paddles

The Friends of the Black River’s Jackson and Clark County chapters are partnering to host an open paddle this Sunday – May 17, 2020. Paddling participants can meet at the Listeman Arboretum at noon. They can then caravan to Ruby’s Landing with put-in at 12:30 p.m. The Listeman Arboretum entrance is at US Highway 10… Read More »

2020 spring wildflower hike

The Friends of the Black River will hold its annual wildflower hike Saturday, May 9. Each spring, the organization sponsors a hike for those interested in learning to identify spring wildflowers blooming in the Black River watershed and to enjoy nature. The trail is located on Pettibone Pass and is considered easy walking; the guided… Read More »

Earth Day Cleanup 2020

This year, the Earth Day Cleanup that had been scheduled for Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to noon will be Do-It-Yourself event. The Friends of the Black River won’t be holding its usual work-gathering and lunch in compliance with social distancing directives. Instead, FBR is encouraging individuals and household groups to adopt a park,… Read More »

April program cancelled

Due to the CORVID-19 restrictions, the April meeting/program has been cancelled. The presenter scheduled to give the program is restricted from giving public talks for at least the next 30 days. We will try to reschedule the program when the restriction has been raised.

Turtles will be topic of March FBR meeting presentation

UW-Stevens Point professor Peter Zani will give a program at the March 11, 2020 Friends of the Black River meeting about the wildlife tunnel installed under State Highway 66 to reduce the number of turtles injured or killed on that roadway near Stevens Point. The meeting will be held in The Hub at the Lunda… Read More »

Winter hike planned

The Friends of the Black River will sponsor a winter hike Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. Hike is to start at the end of Wa Ka Ja Huk Rd. beginning at 12:30 p.m. The one-hour hike will be on level ground and suitable for beginners and youth. Depending on the amount of hikers can use snowshoes,… Read More »

County recycling program topic of February meeting

Terry Schmidt, Jackson County zoning and private onsite waste disposal systems administrator, will talk about the county’s recycling program at the Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 Friends of the Black River meeting. The meeting will be held in The Hub at the Lunda Community Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is free and the public… Read More »