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    2015 KinniRiverCleanUp

    More than 140 volunteers came to Glen Park in River Falls on Saturday, April 25 to do their part to keep the Kinni cold, clean and free . . . forever.

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    The trash they collected from and around the river included two dumpsters of garbage, four recycling containers of compressed recyclable materials, 10 tires and many items too large for the dumpster, including an entire couch and refrigerator.

    When they were done cleaning their assigned area, volunteers enjoyed a delicious lunch cooked and served by River Falls Rotary members.  West Wind Supper Club owner and fellow Rotarian Kevin Pechacek provided the grill for our use and provided the food at cost.  Beverages and lunch were sponsored by:

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    River Falls Tire recycled our CleanUp tires and the City of River Falls allowed us to host the event at Glen Park and processed all the waste through their municipal waste contract.

    Volunteers also dressed Scrappy the Fish with select pieces of trash under the artistic direction of Liz Malanaphy.  Come see Scrappy at the International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) festival this Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 10am-3pm, at River Falls City Hall and along the White Pathway.  St. Croix Valley Bird Club is hosting its 5th annual IMBD festival in celebration of the return of migratory birds.  After the IMBD festival, you can see Scrappy at the River Falls library until Thursday, May 7 for the library’s Wisconsin Waters Week.

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    IMG_0080Back of Scrappy

    All event pictures, courtesy of KRLT member and volunteer Charlie Rader, can be seen at 2015 KinniRiverCleanUpPhotos.   

    Additional information can be seen at 2015 KinniRiverCleanUp.

    Thank you to all of the volunteers and sponsors who helped make our 2015 KinniRiverCleanUp a successful event!

     

     River Falls Hydroelectric Dams

    On December 3, 2014, the Kinnickinnic River Land Trust (KRLT) Board unanimously passed a resolution supporting a process leading to the removal of the River Falls Dams.  On January 2, 2015, the KRLT distributed a news release on our resolution.  To view the release, which includes the resolution, please click on the following link:  KRLT Hydroelectric Dams Documents.

    The City Council just acted at its January 13th meeting to authorize a process whereby dam removal and restoration could be considered as an option.  You can find all the related information at City of River Falls Hydroelectric Facilities Licensing page.

     

     Kinnickinnic Watershed Public Recreation Map

    Kinnickinnic River Land Trust (KRLT) is pleased to announce the publication of the Kinnickinnic Watershed Public Recreation Map.  This two-sided map brochure is a high quality map of the Kinnickinnic watershed with all publicly accessible recreation sites identified with a legend to distinguish the type and owner characteristics.  Insets of the three KRLT preserves are included.  The map also includes matrix tables of different categories of recreation properties identifying the types of activities that are available.

    The Kinnickinnic Watershed Public Recreation Map design and development were done in partnership with the University of Wisconson – River Falls through Geography Professor Charlie Rader.  Many thanks to Charlie for his gifted contributions.

    The River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau was also a project partner.  The Wisconsin DNR made an advance purchase of the map.  In addition to the KRLT and Chamber offices, maps are available from the following sponsors who supported the printing of the map:

    - Bob Mitchell’s Fly Shop                                  – Gray Goat Fly Fishing

    - Kinni Creek Lodge and Outfitters                  – Lund’s Fly Shop

    - Rush River Brewing Company                       – St. Croix Valley Adventures

     – Trout Unlimited-Kiap Tu Wish                      – West Wind Supper Club

    Map  Please click on the map to see it in its entirety.

     

     

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