Category Archives: Events

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 Wednesday, July 19, at the Ron Cork property located at W11334 County Hwy C, Black River Falls. Cork has been converting his farmland to natural prairie habitat using plants native to… Read More »

FBR to hold annual spring wildflower hike

The Friends of the Black River will hold its annual wildflower hike Saturday, May 13 beginning at 9:30 a.m. Each spring, the conservation organization sponsors a hike for those interested in learning to identify spring wildflowers blooming in the Black River watershed. Those interested in carpooling to the trail head are asked to meet at… Read More »

FBR to host paddles

Kayakers looking for a bit of adventure are invited to join the Friends of the Black River for a whitewater paddle Sunday, April 23. The paddle will take place from the Hatfield Dam to Halls Creek. Paddlers can meet at West Clay School Road off County Hwy. K with put in time of 10 a.m.… Read More »

Volunteers needed for Earth Day Cleanup

Friends of the Black River and Castle Mound State Park are looking for volunteers to help with this year’s Earth Day Cleanup. The cleanup will be held Saturday, April 22, and volunteers are asked to meet in parking lot by the shelter house at 8 a.m. to receive assignments. Cleanup volunteers will have free admission… Read More »

FBR to hold snowshoe hike

The Friends of the Black River will hold a snowshoe hike Saturday, Feb. 11, beginning at 10 a.m. Participants who would like to carpool to the High Banks trail are asked to meet at the Black River Falls Chamber of Commerce parking lot by 9:30 a.m. The BRACC is located at 120 N. Water Street,… Read More »

FBR kayak session

The Friends of the Black River will again hold a kayaking lesson session for the public at the Black River Falls Middle School pool Saturday, Feb. 4. The kayak lessons will be offered from noon to 2 p.m. and are open to anyone wanting to learn to kayak. Beginners through advance level are welcome to… Read More »

Native pollinators to be subject of FBR meeting

The honey bee isn’t the only pollinator that’s endangered. Native bees and other insects instrumental in the production of many crops are declining in numbers. The pollinators and the alarming situation will be the topic of the Friends of the Black River’s February meeting. The meeting will be held Feb. 8 in the Jackson County… Read More »

Winter outdoor survival tips to be topic at January program

A presentation about techniques for surviving in wilderness areas in the winter will be presented at the Friends of the Black River’s January meeting. Derek Barkeim of Seekers Wild will offer winter survival tips Wednesday, Jan. 11, in the community room of the Jackson County Bank. The meeting will beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the… Read More »

Annual holiday party

The Friends of the Black River will hold its annual holiday party and movie showing Monday, Dec. 5. FBR members and guests are invited to attend the gathering in the community room of the Jackson County Bank. The evening will begin with social hour at 6 p.m. This year’s film will be “Chasing Ice.” The… Read More »