One Final Push!
The thermometer on the right shows just how close we are to retiring the last of the debt KRLT incurred to assure that 542 acres and over a mile of riverfront are preserved forever. Had KRLT and lovers of the Kinni not stepped in, a subdivision containing over 700 new homes would have lined the upper Kinni and changed the character of the upper river forever.
Together we did a very good thing to help ensure that the Kinni runs cold and clear forever. Our kids and grandkids will thank us for this!
As of this date, we have retired the entire $801,000 of principal balance with only $50,000+/- in interest remaining. Please help us top out that thermometer in one final push so we are in a position to preserve additional very special properties in the near future!
Please click here to donate for debt retirement. Or, please make your check payable to “KRLT”, write “Debt Retirement” in the Memo, and mail it to: KRLT, P.O. Box 87, River Falls, WI 54022. Thank you!
Following are the three properties that were preserved forever:
Diverse topography and plant/animal communities. KRLT’s acquisition enabled subsequent land swap with River Falls School District Forest designated as an accessible outdoor learning space for our children and community.
After purchase, KRLT transferred 159 Acres to WI DNR, who could better manage this special property as a wildlife area with oak savannas and goat prairies than could our small land trust. KRLT created access to our Jackson Preserve – the only public access to the lower Kinni canyon between River Falls and the St. Croix River. Open to the community year round.
The Quarry Road project permanently protects important Kinni river frontage and surrounding lands. This land had been slated for subdivision and development but is now open to public recreation.