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2022 Kayaking instruction at Lake Wazee

Kayaking instruction will be offered at the Lake Wazee Beach July 16 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Kayaks will be provided. Anyone interested in learning to kayak is welcome. The paddling opportunity is open to the public at no cost. However, admission to the county park will be in effect.

2022 Paddle in the Park

Youngsters of all ages are welcome to try their hands at paddling July 2 on the kids’ fishing pond in Lunda Community Park. The introduction to kayaking and paddle boarding will be held as part of the Festival in the Park. Anyone wanting the opportunity to try out the sport may do so between 4… Read More »

FBR is searching for a treasurer

The Friends of the Black River is in need of a volunteer to serve as treasurer. As a vital member of the board, the treasurer oversees the financial aspects of the organization including bank accounts, annual transaction review, nonprofit certification, memberships and donations. Anyone interested in the position is encouraged to contact a board member… Read More »

2022 Spring Wildflower Walk

The Friends of the Black River will hold a spring wildflower hike Saturday, May 14 starting at 10 a.m. The guided walk will help participants identify a variety of spring wildflowers found along a trail above Clear Creek. The trail starts on the west side of Pettibone Pass about 100yards south of W8910 and 50… Read More »

Help needed for 2022 Earth Day Cleanup

Volunteers are needed for the Friends of the Black River Earth Day cleanup Saturday, April 30, 2022. Volunteers are asked to meet at Castle Mound State Park in the parking lot by the shelter at 8 a.m. to receive assignments. Admission to the park will be waived for cleanup volunteers. Lunch will be provided at… Read More »

2022 Summer Paddles

July 16: Wazee Beach kayak sessions, 11 a.m., Wazee County Park beach Whitewater paddles June 11: Hatfield release whitewater paddle, 11 a.m., below Hatfield Dam July 9: Hatfield release whitewater paddle, 11 a.m., below Hatfield Dam August 13: Hatfield release whitewater paddle, below Hatfield Dam September 10: Hatfield release whitewater paddle, below Hatfield Dam For… Read More »

Wolf advocate to speak at April meeting

Diane Cain of Hixton will talk about her work with wolf advocacy at the Friends of the Black River April meeting. The meeting will be held Wednesday, April 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in The Hub at the Lunda Community Center. The meeting is free and open to the public. Cain will cover wolf characteristics… Read More »

Wild Rice is topic of March 9 2022 meeting

Kathy Smith, Great Lake Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission’s wild rice steward, will present a program about wild rice at the Friends of the Black River’s Wednesday, Mar. 9 meeting, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in The Hub at the Lunda Community Center. The community center is located at 405 State Highway 54, Black River Falls.… Read More »

2022 spring paddles

The Friends of the Black River will host several paddles this spring. They are: Saturday, March 26: Robinson Creek paddle, 10 a.m., put-in at Old County I Sunday, March 27: Halls Creek paddle, 9 a.m., put-in at Lower Lake beach, Merrillan. Sunday April 10:  Black River, 10 a.m., put-in at West Clay School Road The… Read More »

Cranberry research and production will be topic of February meeting

The new cranberry research center near Millston will be the topic of the next Friends of the Black River meeting. Tom Lochner, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Cranberry Growers Association, will present a program about the center and the cranberry growers organization Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in The Hub at the… Read More »