Category Archives: Meetings

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 »

Program to highlight the importance of frogs in the ecosystem

Some Wisconsinites mark the arrival of spring with the first sight of a robin; others know winter is gone when they hear the songs of frogs. “The singing frogs are the true sign that winter has lost its grip and warmer weather is here,” said Beaver Creek Reserve naturalist Ruth Forsgren.  Forsgren will present a… Read More »

Economic impact of Black River will be topic of January program

The economic impact of the Black River and its watershed will be the topic of the Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 Friends of the Black River meeting program. The meeting will be held in the Jackson County Bank community room beginning at 6:30 p.m. Chris Hardie, chief executive officer of the 7 Rivers Alliance and former… 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 »

Friends of the Black River to host wildlife rehabilitator

The Friends of the Black River will host Kathy KasaKaitas at its Wednesday, Oct. 11 meeting. The meeting will be held in The Hub in the Lunda Community Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. KasaKaitas is the animal humane officer and wildlife rehabilitator with the Coulee Region Humane Society. She will talk about the CRHS program… 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 »