Group seeks to protect new parcel for the public along Kinnickinnic River

Nonprofit wants to protect the river and provide expanded access for students and community members along St. Croix River tributary.




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Via the Kinnickinnic River Land Trust:

Kinnickinnic River Land Trust (KRLT) is launching a fundraising campaign to raise the money needed to purchase a key 40-acre, old-growth forested parcel of land in the lower river canyon downstream of the City of River Falls. The parcel contains 1,500 feet of river frontage and includes the mouth of Rocky Branch.

The purchase will connect the River Falls School Forest, which has been landlocked for years, to Glen Park and River Hills Park.  This is an extraordinary opportunity for KRLT, the community of River Falls, and the River Falls School District.

“A purchase agreement has been signed with the JoAnn Ailport-Dreistadt Estate and we are excited to move forward with raising the funds needed to make the purchase of the property a reality,” states KRLT Executive Director, Charlene Brooks.

Successfully securing this 40-acre community forest will enhance public access to the Kinnickinnic River, increase angler opportunities, protect Rocky Branch, provide space for environmental education, and expand recreation.  

“We would like to thank the JoAnn Ailport-Dreistadt Estate and the School District of River Falls for their collaboration and for their commitment to making this beautiful forest accessible to the people of this community for generations to come,” shares KRLT Board President, Alison Page.

All proceeds from the annual River Falls Fly Fishing Film Festival this year will go to support this acquisition.

Feb. 28, 2020
Doors open at 5:00 PM. Film begins AT 7:00 PM.
Riverview Ballroom, University Center, UWRF Campus


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