2016 hwy clean-up Grantsburg Boy Scout Pack 60

Annual Roadway Clean-up Results

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!  

Posted on: April 26, 2016

Biggest Year End Appeal – Thank You!

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.

Posted on: March 24, 2016

First Annual Art Canvas Exhibit Grand Opening Gala a Success!

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.

Posted on: March 24, 2016

Friend Members Launch KVR Lichens Website

We are “likin’ lichens” at the KVR and we’d like you to join us.  Check out our new website 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

Posted on: December 29, 2015


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 Best-of-Show Winner, Roger Hanson’s “Light My Path” … Continue reading PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS

Posted on: December 16, 2015



Paint with Friends

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

Posted on: October 20, 2016

Annual Dam Challenge Pasta Supper

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

Posted on: March 24, 2016
tromp & chomp final

Tromp & Chomp Trail Run

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 if you can help.

Posted on: March 24, 2016