Category Archives: Meetings

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 »

Program to feature the fish and fisheries of the Black River

The fish and fisheries of the Black River will be the topic of the June 14 Friends of the Black River meeting. The meeting will be held in the Jackson County Bank community room beginning at 6:30 p.m. Pete Segerson, former fisheries technician and fisheries operations supervisor with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will… 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 »

Paddlers to tell stories of paddling the Driftless Region

Paddlers and nonpaddlers alike will be treated to stories of canoeing and kayaking on the rivers of the Driftless Region at the September Friends of the Black River meeting. Paddling guide book authors Lynne and Bob Diebel will share their adventures paddling the waterways of the Driftless Region at FBR’s Wednesday, Sept. 14 meeting. The meeting… Read More »

Wildlife habitat restoration to be topic of June program

The Friends of the Black River will host U.S. Fish & Wildlife private lands biologist Mark Pfost at its June 8 meeting. Pfost works with the Partners for Fish & Wildlife program, based at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, to help landowners in a 10-county territory stretching from Adams to Jackson to Rusk restore or enhance… Read More »