Rustic Raft Rally Accepting Entries “That was really cool, last year” remembered Kieran Katz, age 7, from Sun Prairie, about last year’s Rustic Raft Rally. “I like ships like the Titanic and rafts are a kind of ship,” he says. This year, Kieran and his brother, Hixson, age 9, will be helping their dad, Sam, … Continue reading NAKED AND AFRAID ON THE KICKAPOO

Posted on: July 9, 2019

2019 Poets of Merit

KVR Friends would like to say thank you to all 108 participants in our 2019 contest. We are happy to present the 4th Annual Earth Day Poetry Contest Poets of Merit  and their poems. 3rd Grade: Heidi Canter,  Sacred Heart School, Cashton Norah Bethke, Cashton Elementary, Cashton Ryleigh Cade,  Kickapoo Elementary, Viola Read the poems 4th Grade: … Continue reading 2019 Poets of Merit

Posted on: April 18, 2019

Kickapoo Valley Reserve Friends Earth Day Poetry Contest 2018 Poems of Merit

In conjunction with Earth Day our Friends Earth Day Poetry contest was held once again this year. There were entries from the school districts of Lafarge, Kickapoo, Cashton and Viroqua. Sacred Heart school and several homeschoolers also submitted entries. A number of young poets read their poems at the annual Spring Fling which was held … Continue reading Kickapoo Valley Reserve Friends Earth Day Poetry Contest 2018 Poems of Merit

Posted on: May 14, 2018


Congratulations to the winners of the Friends of the KVR 2017 Annual Photography Contest!  The Friends of the KVR appreciate all who entered and voted. This years winners are: Youth Division Winner, Amanda Peterson  – “Through the Trees” Adult Division Winner, Linda Erbs  –  “Spring Blooms: Hepatica!” Photo being displayed by Photo Contest Chairwoman, Joan Rohlf Watch for … Continue reading PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS

Posted on: December 24, 2017

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Rustic Raft Rally

Does floating down a river on a homemade log raft seem like an adventure from long ago? For a scout group camping at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve last summer, it became an exciting reality. The troop of boys and girls learned about the Rustic Raft Rally on the day before the event and, in less … Continue reading Rustic Raft Rally

Posted on: April 29, 2019