The Friends of the Black River invites the public to a showing of the newly released “Decoding the Driftless,” a documentary about the state’s Driftless Region. The movie will be shown Tuesday, Dec. 4, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Black River Falls Middle School’s Large Group Instruction Room. The movie is the second filmed… Read More »
The results of a study to reclaim sand mines and convert them to prairie habitat will be the topic of the Friends of the Black River’s November meeting. The program will be presented Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Jackson County Bank community room beginning at 6:30 p.m. UW-River Falls’ geology and soil science professor Dr.… Read More »
A presentation about habitat research using “insect hotels” will be the topic of the next Friends of the Black River meeting. Dr. Ted Wilson, biology professor at Viterbo University, and Ben Gibson, biology major and president of the college’s Science Club, will present the program Wednesday, Oct. 10. The meeting will be held at 6:30… Read More »
The Friends of the Black River is looking for volunteers to help with the County Hwy K cleanup. The next cleanup will be held Monday, Oct. 1. FBR has adopted County Hwy K from State Hwy 54 to Hryz Road for litter removal. Volunteers are asked to meet at the intersection of State Hwy 54… Read More »
New town of Albion public park at Rustic Mill site presentation The project to transform the site of a former historic grist mill and well-known restaurant into a town park will be the topic of the next Friends of the Black River meeting. Town of Albion Chair Leonard Olson and Supervisor Tom Tomter will give… Read More »
The Friends of the Black River is sending out a call for volunteers to help with the group’s annual river cleanup. The cleanup will be held Saturday, Aug. 26. Volunteers are asked to meet at Al Young Park in Black River Falls at 8 a.m. Al Young Park is at south end of South First… Read More »
Opportunities for whitewater kayaking will be available Saturday, August 11 and Saturday, September 8 with releases by the Hatfield Dam from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Jeff Polzin at 715-896-5534.
The Friends of the Black River invites the public to join its members for a prairie wildflower walk. The free event will be held Tuesday, July 17, at the Ron Cork property located at W11334 County Hwy C, Black River Falls. The hike will begin at 6:30 p.m. Those interested wanting to carpool to the… Read More »
The Friends of the Black River will hold its annual Lake Wazee kayaking instruction event, Saturday, July 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public will be able to try kayaking and can receive basic instruction in kayaking or more advanced skills such as the roll. All equipment will be provided. An admission fee… Read More »
The Hatfield Dam will hold releases this summer for whitewater paddling experiences below the dam on the Black River. The releases are scheduled for Saturdays June 16, July 14, August 11 and September 8 and will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Jeff at 715-896-5534.