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2019 spring paddling outings

The Friends of the Black River will host a paddle on Robinson Creek Saturday, April 6, 2019. Paddlers are to meet at 10 a.m. at the Old Highway I landing. , 2019 Paddlers are also invited to paddle Halls Creek Sunday, April 7, 2019. They should meet at 9 a.m. at the Lower Lake landing.… Read More »

Raising monarch butterflies is topic of March 13, 2019 program

Raising monarch butterflies in the home from egg stage to adult will be the topic of the Wednesday, March 13 Friends of the River meeting. Scott Marshall of Holmen will present the program beginning at 6:30 p.m. in The Hub community room at the Lunda Community Center. The butterfly program is free and the public… Read More »

Snowshoe hike to be held Feb. 10, 2019

A snowshoe hike will be held Sunday, Feb. 10. The one-hour hike will be on level ground and suitable for beginners and youth. The trail is suitable for YakTrax use or hiking boots. Those who don’t have snowshoes who want to join the hike can rent a pair at Moe Hardware Hank, supply is limited.… Read More »

Bird house making is topic of January 2019 program

The dos and don’ts of making bird houses will the topic of the January Friends of the Black River meeting. The meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the Jackson County Bank’s community room beginning at 6:30 p.m. Retired naturalist Curt Kittleson will present a program about building bird houses for cavity nesting birds.… Read More »

Driftless Region documentary will be shown at movie night

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 »

Reclaiming sand mines topic of November program

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 »

Insect hotels program to be presented at October meeting

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 »

Volunteers needed for County Hwy K cleanup

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 »