Congratulations to the Cashton Boy Scout Troop 60 for being the largest group to participate in the KVR roadside clean-up. They will be awarded a “Bucket of Beverages” for their efforts. Also, Emory Klinkner found the most unique reusable item during the clean-up…a metal canteen. Congrats and thank you for helping keep our roadways clean!
The Friends of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve held a nature poetry contest for grades 3rd-8th in recognition of Earth Day. Over forty entries were received. A panel of judges selected nine “Poets of Merit” and those students were asked to read their poems before the Green Fire Screening on April 22, 2016. Over 60 people … Continue reading Children’s Earth Day Poetry Contest
Thank you to all who contributed to our 2015 year end appeal. It was our most successful campaign to date. Over $7000 was contributed to support activities and programs at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve.
In spite of snow, many people turned out to view over 300 mini-canvases created by local artists on March 4. Candlelight set a lovely mood, Friends provided tasty appetizers. The Silent Auction sold 41 pieces; the other works were available for online bids through March 26.
One of Janet Kruk’s final activities as a Board member was to create a digital display of KVR photo contest entries. In the past months, people in La Farge have been able to view the display at the clinic, library and bank. Many have stopped in the midst of their busy day to soak in the beauty of the Reserve. The unit will move … Continue reading KVR Photo Display Travels the Driftless
We are “likin’ lichens” at the KVR and we’d like you to join us. Check out our new website https://lichenkvr.wordpress.com and blog for information on lichens, our citizen science lichen survey project and how you can be involved, beautiful lichen pictures, and more. Started by KVR Friend members and Master Naturalists Susan Cushing and Marylou LaMonda, the … Continue reading Friend Members Launch KVR Lichens Website
Congratulations to the winners of the Friends of the KVR Annual Photography Contest! The Friends of the KVR appreciate all who entered and voted. Watch for a traveling digital picture frame highlighting contest entries from the past two years in your town. To schedule the traveling photo show contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Best-of-Show Winner, Roger Hanson’s “Light My Path” … Continue reading PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS
EARTH DAY POETRY CONTEST! For Grades 3-4; 4-5; 6-7 Submit any type of poem with a nature theme (weather, seasons, animals, plants, water, night sky, etc.) Participation ribbons to all entrants; Poets of Merit selected from each age group Winning poems will be read during the KVR Spring Fling Saturday, April 29 and posted on the … Continue reading 2017 EARTH DAY POETRY CONTEST!
Join the Friends of the Reserve on Friday March 3, 2017 from 6-8 PM for our second annual unveiling of the canvasses. Enjoy live harp music and dessert while viewing this years submissions.