At the November 13 meeting of the Friends of the Black River, a documentary of the heyday of lumbering in Jackson County will be shown. The meeting will be held in the Co-op Credit Union community room and begin at 6:30 p.m.
Created by Ralph Eswein of Black River Falls, the DVD tells the story of the lumbering in 19th century Jackson County. More than a million board feet of lumber was harvested from the forests of Jackson and neighboring counties during that time.
The meeting is free and open to the public.
Reserve Monday, December 2 for our annual holiday party. The get-together will be held at the Falls Cinema in Black River Falls with social time beginning at 6 p.m. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will include the showing of the Mysteries of the Driftless video. Here's a link to the trailer for the video. Mysteries of the Driftless Zone Trailer. The cost for the pizza, beverage and entertainment will be $10, payable at the door.
Hope you will be able to attend.
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The Wednesday, November 13 meeting of the Friends of the Black River will feature a showing of a documentary of the history of lumbering in Jackson County during the 1800s. The meeting will be held in the Co-op Credit Union community room and will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The documentary, created by Ralph Eswein of Black River Falls, tells the story of the lumbermen and methods they used to harvest and transport the timber to mills in photos and film footage taken during that time. Eswein also includes information about the various mills processing the lumber.
The presentation is free and the public is welcome to attend.
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A potluck meal along with a review of the past year's activities and a discussion of future activities will also be part of the evening's activities. Members are invited to bring a dish to pass along with comments, ideas and other items for discussion. FBR will provide eating utensils and beverages.
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The Friends of the Black River will hold its annual meeting Wednesday, October 9. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of the Co-op Credit Union. The activities of the past year will be discussed and members will be invited to give input on future activities. As part of the business meeting, election of officers will be held. Members interested in becoming more involved in the organization's mission are encouraged to volunteer to serve on the board. A potluck meal will be part of the evening, and members and guests are encouraged to bring a dish to pass.
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Meeting notice: A reminder - our September meeting will be Wednesday, Sept. 11 and will be held in the JACKSON COUNTY BANK begining at 6:30 p.m. It will feature a slide show and talk by Dan Jackson about the lives and habitat of dragonflies and damselflies. The members of the odonata species are some of the most beautiful yet ferocious predators in nature. Jackson is an accomplished nature photographer having had photographs appeared in regional publications and others. The public is welcome. Hope to see you there.
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- Status of Asian carp in Mississippi River Basin to be topic of FBR presentation May 8 at Co-op Credit Union at 6:30
- Reminder! April Meeting is this Wednesday the 10th, and Earth Day Cleanup is around the Corner!
- Speakers from Ku-le Region Forestry to discuss Invasive Species Management in area, at next FBR Meeting
- February Meeting Welcomes Chris Clayton of the River Alliance of Wisconsin
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