Category Archives: Events

2020 Spring and Summer paddles

The Friends of the Black River’s Jackson and Clark County chapters are partnering to host an open paddle this Sunday – May 17, 2020. Paddling participants can meet at the Listeman Arboretum at noon. They can then caravan to Ruby’s Landing with put-in at 12:30 p.m. The Listeman Arboretum entrance is at US Highway 10… Read More »

2020 spring wildflower hike

The Friends of the Black River will hold its annual wildflower hike Saturday, May 9. Each spring, the organization sponsors a hike for those interested in learning to identify spring wildflowers blooming in the Black River watershed and to enjoy nature. The trail is located on Pettibone Pass and is considered easy walking; the guided… Read More »

Earth Day Cleanup 2020

This year, the Earth Day Cleanup that had been scheduled for Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to noon will be Do-It-Yourself event. The Friends of the Black River won’t be holding its usual work-gathering and lunch in compliance with social distancing directives. Instead, FBR is encouraging individuals and household groups to adopt a park,… Read More »

April program cancelled

Due to the CORVID-19 restrictions, the April meeting/program has been cancelled. The presenter scheduled to give the program is restricted from giving public talks for at least the next 30 days. We will try to reschedule the program when the restriction has been raised.

Turtles will be topic of March FBR meeting presentation

UW-Stevens Point professor Peter Zani will give a program at the March 11, 2020 Friends of the Black River meeting about the wildlife tunnel installed under State Highway 66 to reduce the number of turtles injured or killed on that roadway near Stevens Point. The meeting will be held in The Hub at the Lunda… Read More »

Winter hike planned

The Friends of the Black River will sponsor a winter hike Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. Hike is to start at the end of Wa Ka Ja Huk Rd. beginning at 12:30 p.m. The one-hour hike will be on level ground and suitable for beginners and youth. Depending on the amount of hikers can use snowshoes,… Read More »

County recycling program topic of February meeting

Terry Schmidt, Jackson County zoning and private onsite waste disposal systems administrator, will talk about the county’s recycling program at the Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 Friends of the Black River meeting. The meeting will be held in The Hub at the Lunda Community Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is free and the public… Read More »

Meet-and-greet the new Clark County DNR warden

The Friends of the Black River – Clark County Chapter will host a meet-and-greet with the Clark County DNR Warden Charles Ackerman. The event will be held January 15, 2020, at the Clark Cultural Art Center beginning at 6 p.m. The center is located at 201 E. 4th St., Neillsville, Wisconsin. The meeting is free… Read More »

Public invited to showing of One Planet film

The public is invited to the Friends of the Black River annual holiday movie night. This year’s film will be “One Planet.” The New Visionary documentary will be shown Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, beginning at 6 p.m. in The Hub at the Lunda Community Center. The LLC is located at 405 State Hwy 54, Black… Read More »