Status of Asian carp in Mississippi River Basin to be topic of FBR presentation May 8 at Co-op Credit Union at 6:30
Environmentalists and anglers are concerned about the migration of Asian carp up the Mississippi River. The fish are not native to this country and have become a serious threat to native aquatic life.To update the public on the status of the carp in the region, the Friends of the Black River (FBR) will host two experts at its May 8 meeting who will report on the situation. Laura MacFarland, River Alliance of Wisconsin's invasive Species Program director, and Buzz Sorge, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, will be the presenters at next Wednesday’s FBR meeting. The meeting will be held in the Co-op Credit Union community room beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The April 10 Friends of the Black River meeting will be at the Co-op Credit Union Community Room beginning at 6:30 p.m. The evening’s presentation will feature Erik Thomsen and Beth Schaldach, owners of Kule Region Forestry in La Crosse. They will be discussing various methods for controlling a number of invasive plant species that have made their way into the Coulee Region. Some of the species they will discuss include buckthorn, honeysuckle, barberry, reed canary grass and garlic mustard.
Speakers from Ku-le Region Forestry to discuss Invasive Species Management in area, at next FBR Meeting
Speakers to share methods for controlling invasive species in forest land
Methods for ridding invasive plants from a woodlot and for keeping the unwanted invaders from gaining a new foothold will be the topic of the presentation at this month’s meeting of the Friends of the Black River.
The April 10 meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Co-op Credit Union Community Room.
In the evening’s presentation, Erik Thomsen and Beth Schaldach will be discussing various methods for the controlling a number of invasive plant species that have made their way into the Coulee Region. Some of the species Thomsen and Schaldach will discuss include buckthorn, honeysuckle, barberry, reed canary grass and garlic mustard.
At the Wednesday, February 13 meeting of the Friends of the Black River, Chris Clayton of the River Alliance of Wisconsin, along with special guests, will be discussing the new state laws designed to reduce phosphorus levels in Wisconsin's waterways. The new laws could mean wastewater treatment plants would need to make expensive upgrades and landowners may need to take steps to reduce phosphorus runoff in to streams. The public is encouraged to attend this informative presentation at the Co-op Credit Union beginning at 6:30 p.m. No admission charged.
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Predicting flooding from snowmelt will be the topic of presentation at the FBR meeting, January 9 at 6:30 pm at the Coop Credit Union in Black River Falls.
Weather forecasters can predict how much spring flooding the region will experience by studying the amount of winter snowfall. Mike Welvaert, the speaker for the Friends of the Black River’s Jan. 9 meeting will share this knowledge with the organization and its guests.
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