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 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 »

Upcoming paddling opportunities

Calling all paddlers – the Friends of the Black River will host a flatwater paddle Sunday, May 20, 2018, on the Black River starting at noon with put-in at Cormican Landing (on the southwestern edge of Al Young Park) to Mason’s Landing, about a one-and-a-half hour trip. Kayakers, canoers and rafters are welcome to take… Read More »

Robinson Creek Preservation Association spring activities

Robinson Creek Preservation Association will hold its annual roadside cleanup Saturday, May 5, 2018, at 10 a.m. The starting point will be at County Highway O and State Highway 27. Volunteers are needed and for more information, contact Bill at 715-284-0395. The conservation association will also hold its annual breakfast, membership meeting and paddle, Saturday, June 9,… Read More »

FBR to hold annual spring wildflower hike

The Friends of the Black River will hold its annual wildflower hike Saturday, May 12, 2018. Each spring, the conservation organization sponsors a hike for those interested in learning to identify spring wildflowers blooming in the Black River watershed. The hike will start at 10 a.m. and there’s no charge to take part in the… Read More »

Kayak sessions at middle school pool

The Friends of the Black River will offer kayak instruction sessions at the Black River Falls Middle School pool. The instruction sessions for the public will be Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beginning and advanced instruction will be offered. A freewill donation will be accepted to help cover the use of… Read More »

Friends of the Black River to show climate change documentary

The Friends of the Black River invite environmental advocates and other members of the public to a showing of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.” Released this past summer, the sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth,” presents a look at efforts underway to combat climate change. As in the first film released 10 years ago, former… Read More »