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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 »

2022 Candlelight hikes and other winter time events planned

Saturday, January 22, Skyline Clubhouse candlelight ski, snowshoe hike and sliding hill, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, February 5, Candlelight ski or snowshoe hike, Black River State Forest Smrekar Lodge parking lot, 1 mile loops. Event includes bonfire and cocoa. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Warming house not open. Jackson In Action events: Saturday, January 8, 5K snowshoe race/hike, participants should… Read More »

Movie night to be held

The Friends of the Black River will hold its annual movie night with the showing of “Wisconsin’s Scenic Treasures: Southern Vistas.” The film will be shown Tuesday, Dec.7, 2021, in The Hub at the Lunda Community Center, located at 405 State Hwy 54, Black River Falls. Masking is required inside the community center. Social time… Read More »

Clouds program to be presented

Life in the Clouds will be explored at the Friends of the Black River’s next public educational meeting. Jeff Boyne, a meteorologist with the La Crosse National Weather Service for three decades, will talk about the role clouds play in weather forecasting. The meeting will be held 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10,… Read More »

Mississippi Flyway migration cam is topic of October program

Raptor Resource Project Director John Howe will present a program about a project to video waterfowl migration on the Mississippi River Flyway at the Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, Friends of the Black River meeting. The program will be presented in The Hub meeting room in the Lunda Community Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. The RRP… Read More »

Author to talk about autumn hikes

Hiking enthusiast and nature book author Rob Bignell will present a program about great autumn hikes in the Black River Falls area at the next Friends of the Black River meeting. The meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in The Hub at the Lunda Community Center. For more information… Read More »

Volunteers needed for river cleanup

 The Friends of the Black River is looking for volunteers to help with the group’s annual river cleanup. The cleanup will be held Saturday, Aug. 28. Volunteers are asked to meet at Al Young Park in Black River Falls at 8 a.m. to be assigned a section of the river. Al Young Park is located… Read More »

2021 prairie wildflower walk

The Friends of the Black River will hold its annual prairie wildflower walk Wednesday, July 21 beginning at 6 p.m. Site for the hike is in the Shamrock area and participants wanting to carpool or caravan to the site should meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Theisen Home and Auto parking lot on State Highway… Read More »