Category Archives: Events

Upcoming paddling opportunities

Calling all paddlers – the Friends of the Black River will host a flatwater paddle Sunday, May 20, 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 part.… Read More »

Robinson Creek Preservation Association spring activities

Robinson Creek Preservation Association will hold its annual roadside cleanup Saturday, May 5, 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, beginning… 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, 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 the… 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 »

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 »