Category Archives: Events

Driftless Region documentary will be shown at movie night

The Friends of the Black River invites the public to a showing of the newly released “Decoding the Driftless,” a documentary about the state’s Driftless Region. The movie will be shown Tuesday, Dec. 4, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Black River Falls Middle School’s Large Group Instruction Room. The movie is the second filmed… Read More »

Reclaiming sand mines topic of November program

The results of a study to reclaim sand mines and convert them to prairie habitat will be the topic of the Friends of the Black River’s November meeting. The program will be presented Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Jackson County Bank community room beginning at 6:30 p.m. UW-River Falls’ geology and soil science professor Dr.… Read More »

Insect hotels program to be presented at October meeting

A presentation about habitat research using “insect hotels” will be the topic of the next Friends of the Black River meeting. Dr. Ted Wilson, biology professor at Viterbo University, and Ben Gibson, biology major and president of the college’s Science Club, will present the program Wednesday, Oct. 10. The meeting will be held at 6:30… Read More »

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 »

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 »

FBR to hold annual spring wildflower hike

The Friends of the Black River will hold its annual wildflower hike Saturday, May 13 beginning at 9:30 a.m. Each spring, the conservation organization sponsors a hike for those interested in learning to identify spring wildflowers blooming in the Black River watershed. Those interested in carpooling to the trail head are asked to meet at… Read More »

FBR to host paddles

Kayakers looking for a bit of adventure are invited to join the Friends of the Black River for a whitewater paddle Sunday, April 23, 2017. The paddle will take place from the Hatfield Dam to Halls Creek. Paddlers can meet at West Clay School Road off County Hwy. K with put in time of 10… Read More »

Volunteers needed for Earth Day Cleanup

Friends of the Black River and Castle Mound State Park are looking for volunteers to help with this year’s Earth Day Cleanup. The cleanup will be held Saturday, April 22, and volunteers are asked to meet in parking lot by the shelter house at 8 a.m. to receive assignments. Cleanup volunteers will have free admission… Read More »