Category Archives: Alerts

FBR is searching for a treasurer

The Friends of the Black River is in need of a volunteer to serve as treasurer. As a vital member of the board, the treasurer oversees the financial aspects of the organization including bank accounts, annual transaction review, nonprofit certification, memberships and donations. Anyone interested in the position is encouraged to contact a board member… Read More »

Help needed for 2022 Earth Day Cleanup

Volunteers are needed for the Friends of the Black River Earth Day cleanup Saturday, April 30, 2022. Volunteers are asked to meet at Castle Mound State Park in the parking lot by the shelter at 8 a.m. to receive assignments. Admission to the park will be waived for cleanup volunteers. Lunch will be provided at… Read More »

Volunteers needed for elk monitoring project

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is recruiting volunteers to take over monitoring and maintaining the trail cameras set up in the Black River State forest. The trail cam project is intended to provide an accurate and cost-effective system for monitoring Wisconsin elk herds. It will enable researchers to estimate the size of herd and the… Read More »

Volunteers needed for annual Earth Day Cleanup

Friends of the Black River and Jackson County Forestry and Parks Department are looking for volunteers to help with this year’s Earth Day Cleanup. The cleanup will be held Saturday, April 23 and volunteers are asked to meet at the Lake Wazee Park Beach parking lot at 8 a.m. to receive assignments. Cleanup volunteers will… Read More »

Oppose Alma frac sand mine request

What took 500,000,000 years for nature to create, can be destroyed in 50 minutes by a bulldozer. A frac sand mining company will request a condition use permit to excavate within the shoreline of Halls Creek and build a rail line within sight of the waterway. Concerned citizens can voice their objections to the plan… Read More »