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 email@example.com. Best-of-Show Winner, Roger Hanson’s “Light My Path” … Continue reading PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS
The Friends of the KVR will host a rustic sign paint party on Friday, November 18 at the KVR Visitor Center from 6-8 pm. Attendees will receive all the supplies and step-by-step instruction to create a 16″ x 20″ rustic wooden sign. The project will provide a real sense of accomplishment because attendees will distress, paint … Continue reading Paint with Friends
Friday, September 30 – All Friend of the KVR members are cordially invited to attend the annual Friends of the KVR Pasta Supper from 5-8 PM at the KVR Visitor Center. The Friends of the KVR will serve a delicious meal of pasta, sauce, salad, garlic bread, beverages and desserts at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve Visitor … Continue reading Annual Dam Challenge Pasta Supper
Saturday, May 21 9 am 8 mile and half marathon courses within the scenic Kickapoo Valley Reserve. Racers receive a race shirt and post-race meal of local foods. Proceeds benefit the KVR Education and Events Program. Volunteers needed on race day; contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.