River Valley

Wed
24
Sep

HawkWatch to celebrate 30th anniversary during Wildlife Refuge Week

Saturday, October 11, the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge, in partnership with the Driftless Area Wetlands Centre and the Upper Iowa Audubon Society, will host HawkWatch. Previously held by Effigy Mounds National Monument, this event celebrates the fall migration of raptors and other birds along the Mississippi Flyway and National Wildlife Refuge Week.
HawkWatch activities will be held concurrently at three different area locations. Visitors should start at the Driftless Area Wetlands Centre, located at 509 Hwy. 18 in Marquette, a half-mile west of the Marquette-Joliet Bridge on Hwy. 18. Maps and a schedule of all events will be available at the Centre or online at www.fws.gov/refuge/upper_mississippi_river/.

Wed
17
Sep

Temporary avoidance area established in Capoli Slough project area in Pool 9


During construction activity, hunters are required to stay out of the avoidance area circled in red. Submitted image.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) McGregor District Manager, Rich King, announced recently that there will be a temporary avoidance area established around the Capoli Environmental Management Project (EMP) in Pool 9, Crawford County, WI.
The Capoli Environmental Management Project involves construction of several islands. The project began in 2012 and presently continues.
In establishing the temporary avoidance area, the USFWS, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and state partners have attempted to strike a balance between providing recreational opportunities at this popular location and the safety of construction workers at the work site.

Wed
03
Sep

New Albin Public Library to host turtle presentation

The New Albin Public Library will be a hosting an educational program about turtles by the Allamakee County Conservation Board Thursday, September 18 at 4 p.m. The event will be free for all ages, featuring live turtles, turtle shells and a turtle craft for the young kids.
The New Albin Public Library will also be hosting programs presented by the Allamakee County Conservation Board throughout the fall. A program on salamanders will be presented October 16 at 4 p.m. and a program on turkeys will be presented November 20 at 4 p.m.

Wed
20
Aug
Wed
13
Aug

New businesses welcomed to downtown Lansing

Main Street Lansing recently welcomed two new businesses to the downtown area with a ribbon cutting and presentation of “first dollar” certifications. Pictured in the top photo at right are the owners of Gracie’s Hutch (60 South Front Street), Kely and Brent Hutchinson, cutting the ribbon and holding the “first dollar” certificate. Also pictured (left to right) are Main Street Lansing members Jana Schoh, Mary Palmborg, Bruce Palmborg, Arlene Lynes, Joe Papp, Sue Papp and Judy Schild. In the bottom photo, cutting the ribbon and holding the “first dollar” certificate is Megan Manning, owner of Nutmegs Cafe and Bakery (367 Main Street). Also pictured (left to right) are Main Street Lansing members Sue Papp, Judy Schild, Arlene Lynes, Mary Palmborg, Jana Schoh, Bruce Palmborg and Joe Papp. Submitted photos.

Wed
13
Aug

Finney the Fish found!

Buddy Hill, ten-year-old son of Troy and Stephanie Hill of Lansing, is the winner of this year’s Find Finney Contest, hosted each year by The Standard newspaper in conjunction with Lansing Fish Days. With the help of his grandfather, Tom Garrett, Buddy discovered Finney’s hiding place July 31 near the entrance of Mt. Hosmer Park to win $50 in Downtown Dollars donated by Kerndt Brothers Savings Bank and Main Street Lansing, pizza coupons donated by Kwik Star, a $25 gift certificate donated by Studio K, a large specialty pizza donated by Expresso and a $25 gift certificate donated by Carquest.

Wed
13
Aug

Lansing Fish Days enjoys success

The Lansing Fish Days 2014 celebration was enjoyed by large crowds despite "competition" with a certain music festival downriver. The Back Home Boys brought it home Saturday night, August 9 after a full day of family fun, games, food, fireworks and much more.
Additional photos from this year's event can be found by clicking on the Photo Galleries link.

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