Category Archives: Events

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 »

Volunteers needed for annual river cleanup

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 »

FBR to hold prairie wildflower walk

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 »

Wazee kayak demo and instruction

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 »

Importance of wetlands is topic of June meeting program

  The importance of isolated wetlands will be the topic of the Friends of the Black River’s June meeting program. The meeting will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jackson County Bank’s community room. Tracy Hames, executive director of Wisconsin Wetlands Association, will present the program about the history of… Read More »