There's a couple of trips on the river coming up (or, "Paddles") in March. Saturday, March 23 Robinson Creek, Old CTY I to Fall Hall Glen, and
Sunday, March 24 - Halls Creek, lower lake in Merrillan to Black River Falls. For More info contact us.
Also check out some photos from Wednesday, March 13 at Black River Falls Middle School, where the National Eagle Center joined up with Friends of the Black River and the Jackson County Bird club for a wonderful presentation! There were two groups treated, first the students, then the general public came in for the hour+ informative talk which included a live Bald Eagle. The photos are in the photo gallery in this website, or click here to be taken right there.
See you on the river!
The Friends of the Black River, the Black River Falls Middle School, and the Jackson County Bird Club have partnered to bring a program from the National Eagle Center to the Black River Falls Middle School Wednesday, March 13. The program will offered to the middle school students at 2 p.m. with a second presentation open to the public at 3:30 p.m. The presentation will be held in the middle school’s Large Group Instruction Room. The 3:30 p.m. program is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
Located in Wabasha, Minnesota, the National Eagle Center is a world-class interpretive center located on the banks of the Mississippi River. It is home to rescued bald and golden eagles and offers live eagle programs daily as well as interactive exhibits and cultural displays highlighting the biology, ecology and natural history of the eagle.
The next meeting of the Friends of the Black River will be Wednesday, Feb. 13 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Co-op Credit Union. Our presenter for the evening will be Chris Clayton of the River Alliance of Wisconsin. Chris will be talking about the new state phosphorus regulations which will go into effect in the next couple years. Meeting the regulations could mean municipal wastewater treatment plants will need to upgrade their facilities to handle the phosphorus - which could mean millions of dollars for the sewer system upgrades, with the costs being passed along to the customers. Representatives from the DNR and the BRF Wastewater Utility have been invited to contribute to the conversation.
Snowshoe/hike, Saturday, Feb. 9. Walkers are asked to meet at 10 a.m. at the corner of Palm Road, one mile west of CTH K on Palm Road. The hike will begin at 10:15 a.m. There is the option of a one and a-half mile out and back hike and a second option of a four-mile hike with a shuttle vehicle at the downstream end of the hike.
Kayaking Instruction: Learn-to-kayak at the Lunda Recreation Center Pool. Instructors will be on hand for the sessions Sunday, Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both beginner and advanced boats and instruction will be available. The paddling sessions are a fundraiser for the recreation center.
~For more information about the hike and to sign up for the kayaking, contact Jeff Polzin at 715-284-4117 or contact us!
Future paddles: Saturday, March 23 Robinson Creek, Old CTY I to Fall Hall Glen
Sunday, March 24 - Halls Creek, lower lake in Merrillan to Black River Falls
Sunday, April 21 - Hatfield Dam West Dam to Halls Creek (whitewater)
Sunday, May 19 - Black River at Halls Creek to Cormican Landing (optional whitewater at Hatfield to Halls Creek, 9:30 to noon)
Saturday, June 1 - Robinson Creek Old CTY I to Fall Hall Glen, 10:30 a.m.
Hatfield dam releases - Saturday, June 22, Saturday, July 13, Saturday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Sept. 14. All releases are from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
For more information about the paddles - contact Jeff at 715-284-4117 or contact us.
Annual Earth Day Cleanup - Saturday, April 20. More information will be sent out as the date draws closer.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please come to any Friends of the Black River meeting, or contact us!
Songs based on the writings of a well-known Wisconsin conservationist will be performed at the Black River Falls Public Library Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m.
Tim Southwick Johnson will be performing songs from his new CD “Sand County Songs,” which is a musical adaptation of Aldo Leopold’s Sand County Almanac.
His original songs run the gamut from fun story songs to romping fingerstyle instrumentals. The musician also brings the songwriting process to the stage composing “on the fly.”
Southwick Johnson is an accomplished performer on acoustic guitar, mandolin, tenor guitar, ukulele and harmonica. More can be learned about Southwick Johnson on his Web site: Tim Southwick Johnson
Southwick Johnson’s performance is free and open to the public. The library is located at 222 Fillmore Street, Black River Falls.
For more information, contact the Black River Falls Public Library at 715.284.4112.
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