Please join us for a very important Annual Meeting at 7:00pm on Thursday, June 15 in the First National Bank Community Room.
The Annual Meeting of the Kinnickinnic River Land Trust (KRLT) will include the business meeting with annual reports, the election of new Board Members (only current KRLT members can vote), and a program on Land Trust Collaboration, led by KRLT President Peter Dahm, with plenty of time allowed for member questions/discussion. Refreshments and snacks will be served.
Following are the 2017 Board of Directors Nominees:
Dave has deep roots in the Kinni Valley. His mom was raised on a homestead farm south of River Falls. His parents met while his dad attended college at UW-River Falls, where he also graduated with a BS degree in Scientific Land Management. His dad, who was the Pierce County Agricultural Agent for 30 years, started teaching him about watershed management before he started kindergarten.
Trout fishing on the lower Kinni has been a passion of his since 1974. He views the river as a national treasure and deeply admires the work so many have done for so many years to protect and enhance the river.
Dave’s working career started as a Park Naturalist & Planner on the St. Croix National Riverway. Later, he moved to be a Community & Natural Resource Agent & Business Specialist with the University of Wisconsin Extension system. After earning MS degrees in Urban & Regional Planning and Real Estate Finance from UW-Madison he moved on to a 30 year career managing 3M’s global real estate portfolio. Part of that job included managing mining and industrial sites and managing the environmental assessment review process. He takes great pride in his role of converting hundreds of acres of former industrial sites– in several states– into public parks.
Dave lives 5 miles north of River Falls in a super-insulated, passive solar home which he designed. There he raises English Setters and has an organic garden and multiple perennial flower beds. He and his late wife Karen raised two strong daughters and two good looking sons in that home. Despite a hectic work and family schedule, Dave has never missed Opening Day of trout fishing, grouse hunting or deer hunting. He is excited to make a contribution to the efforts of the land owners and members of the Kinnickinnick River Land Trust and believes the best is yet to come.
Dr. Charles Rader
Currently chair of the Geography Department and teaching courses on GIS, Digital Image Processing, Human Geography, International Studies, Europe, and Africa at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Charlie earned his Ph.D. at Michigan State University.
Charlie has been a faculty member in the Wisconsin in Scotland program and the International Traveling Classroom. He has traveled and taught extensively in Europe; further travels have taken him to Kenya, Uganda, Turkey, and Japan.
Charlie’s research has focused on cartographic representation, cartographic education, and the use of GIS in environmental modeling. He has been active in mentoring undergraduate research projects.
Charlie was instrumental in the creation of the KRLT Kinnickinnic River Watershed Map. Outside of the university, Charlie is a B&W photographer, master canoe builder, and wilderness explorer. He and his wife, Nancy, live in River Falls.
Please RSVP by Monday, June 12 if you plan to attend the meeting.
River Falls Days Parade
Enjoy the River Falls Days Parade at 6:30 pm on Friday, July 14 and watch for the KRLT float! (Last year we won the Judges Choice Award!) Wave to Scrappy, dressed with trash collected from the KinniRiverCleanUp™, and use the garbage bag we will be handing out to collect your trash.
Kinni Guardian Recognition Dinner
On Saturday, September 23, the KRLT will be hosting a very special evening hosted to recognize our Kinni Guardians.
Kinni Guardian members distinguish themselves by their leadership level commitment made in support of the KRLT’s mission and thereby conserve and protect the beauty and health of the Kinnickinnic River and its watershed. To that end, Kinni Guardians pledge to KRLT a renewable annual gift of $1,200 or more that meets the following features:
- Made as a single gift decision
- Made by a single donor or couple
- Gift is for unrestricted purposes
- Giving total calculated for a 12-month membership period
- Gift may be given as a single annual gift of $1,200 or more or as a monthly sustaining membership of $100 or more.
Kinni Guardian benefits:
- Annual Kinni Guardian special event
- Newsletter and Annual Report acknowledgement
- Leadership role in sustaining the Kinni and KRLT’s mission and program.
Please click here to become a Kinni Guardian!