Category Archives: Events

Standup board paddler and activist to speak at FBR meeting

 Jesse Hieb’s standup paddle board adventure is not just historic; it led the adventurer on a journey to advocate for the state’s longest river. Hieb paddle boarded the entire length of the Wisconsin River in 2016, beginning at the river’s source at Lac Vieux Desert, on the Wisconsin-Michigan border, to where it meets the Mississippi… 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 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 »