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Annual holiday movie night cancelled

Due to the pandemic, the Friends of the Black River will not be holding its 2020 holiday movie night in December. Future events and meetings continue to be on hold until it’s determined it is safe to meet in large groups. For more information about FBR, email info_fbr@yahoo.com.

2020 annual meeting

The Friends of the Black River will hold its 2020 annual meeting Wednesday, October 14 in the shelter at Lunda Community Park beginning at 6:30 p.m. Election of board members will be held and annual reports presented. Those attending will be encouraged to social distance and wear masks. Current members are also encouraged to renew… Read More »

Volunteers needed for County Highway K Cleanup

The Friends of the Black River is looking for volunteers to help remove trash along County Highway K. The cleanup is FBR’s Adopt-A-Highway commitment. Volunteers are asked to meet Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of County Highway K and State Highway 54 East. Supplies will be provided. For more information… Read More »

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.