Remembering Lyle P. Johnson
November 9, 1932 – March 7, 2015
The Kinni River and the Kinnickinnic River Land Trust (KRLT) lost a dear friend and steward with the passing of Lyle P. Johnson. To see Lyle’s obituary please click on the following link: Obituary.
Lyle’s legacy lives on in the stewardship and partnership he and his wife, Roberta, cultivated with the KRLT to conserve and protect the land. Please watch the short video of Roberta and Lyle discussing their decision to conserve their farm:
Thank you Lyle for everything that you have done and may you rest in peace.
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
“Heart of the Kinni” Video Series
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