It is with a heavy heart that the KRLT family shares with you news of the passing of one of our great KRLT friends and a strong supporter of the KRLT mission, Roberta Ann Johnson. Roberta and her husband Lyle placed their farm, just west of River Falls, into a conservation easement with the KRLT in 2007. In 2012 they worked with the KRLT on a protected land swap of a parcel of their land with the School District of River Falls to complete the current School Forest area.
Roberta loved the land that made up their farm, and the river that runs through it. During the negotiations to finalize the land swap, Roberta said it wasn’t a case of giving up some of their land, it was leaving a legacy of conservation for the students of River Falls. She was very proud of the fact that the land that they farmed for 60 years would be protected…forever.
Thank you, Roberta. Thank you, Lyle.
Please join us!
1091 Sutherland Ave. River Falls
You are invited to attend the KRLT’s Annual Meeting which includes the business meeting with annual reports, the election of new Board Members, and an interesting presentation on “Kinni Preservation History Journey” by KRLT Executive Director Dave Drewiske.
We’re also celebrating our 25th Anniversary—don’t miss out and RSVP today!
Refreshments will be available. Please click here to register so we can plan accordingly. Thank you!
St. Croix YMCA camp will be hosting a very fun Earth Day event on Sunday, April 22 that you do not want to miss! A sure crowd-pleaser will be watching The Munch Bunch from noon to 4:00 pm as they “mob graze” on buckthorn. The Munch Bunch is a group of goats-for-hire that can “eat your problems”. Staff from The Munch Bunch will be at the event monitoring the goats and answering questions. To find out more about The Munch Bunch, click here or watch the video below.
2018 KinniRiverCleanUp – Saturday, April 28
Here’s your opportunity to make a difference! Your participation is needed for our 24th annual KinniRiverCleanUp at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 28! Last year 140 volunteers showed that they care about the beauty and health of the Kinnickinnic River and we hope you will be part of an even larger turnout this year.
To register, please click here now! Sorry, registration has closed.
If you’re an experienced paddler, you can also clean up the river by canoe or kayak. Kinni Creek Lodge and Outfitters is again generously providing kayaks and transportation back to their facility for experienced kayakers.
Scappy Will Be There Too
and will need help getting “dressed” with the trash that is collected! This is a great project for student groups!
9:00 a.m. Check-In – turn in one completed Participation Form per volunteer and receive your map and work assignments at Glen Park Main Shelter (by the tennis courts). Enjoy fresh coffee donated and served by WE Market Co-op of River Falls!
9:30 a.m. Welcome and Send-off
9:30 to Noon – KinniRiverCleanUp. After you have completed your cleanup section, please bring your trash/recyclables back to Glen Park for disposal and join us for lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided by River Valley Catering, Ameriprise Financial – Wayne Wulf, CFP®, ChFC®, Best Maid, Bremer Bank-New Richmond, Catalyst Sports Medicine, Edward Jones – Nick Jackson, CFP®, Edward Jones – Brian McQuade, AAMS®, Edward Jones – Vince Seidling, Edward Jones – Jim Williamson, Leitch Insurance Agency, Randy Cudd and Associates Keller Williams Realty Integrity, Viking Coca-Cola River Falls and served by River Falls Rotary. Garbage bags will be provided by American Rivers. Tires will be recycled by River Falls Tire. Many thanks to our sponsors for their generosity!
We strongly suggest that you wear work gloves and work boots. If you are going to be in the water, please dress appropriately. Long sleeve shirts and long pants are recommended for the protection they provide against the sun, thorny or poisonous plants, and biting insects. Wearing hat and eye protection is also recommended.
You must register for this event by Monday, April 23. This gives us enough time to plan out what areas will be assigned to whom.
To register, please click here now! Sorry, registration has closed.We look forward to seeing you!