Kiap-TU-Wish Habitat Projects

Conserve. Protect. Restore.

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The coldwater resources and fisheries in our area respond quickly and extraordinarily well to straightforward techniques to control erosion, reconnect the floodplain, and improve in-stream habitat. These efforts only scratch the surface of the need and potential for the region, though, and demonstrated the potential positive impact from a regional restoration effort. We are hard at work to greatly increase the amount of watershed restoration activity in the western Wisconsin area.

Kiap-TU-Wish and Twin Cities TU, along with other partners also hope to foster the development of a regional identity focused on the abundance of free-flowing coldwater streams, their contribution to region, and their reliance on good stewardship.

Wisconsin TU is also working with partners to prioritize watersheds in our region based on the restoration potential and resource benefit, and develop a staged strategy for planning and implementation. They are working to build broad community support for immediate restoration work and long-term sustainable management, as well as to help the region capitalize on the economic opportunities that a restored landscape would offer. Kiap-TU-Wish has done stream restoration projects on the Willow, Kinnickinnic, South Fork of the Kinnickinnic, Parker Creek, Rush River, Tiffany, Eau Galle and Pine Creek, to name a few. The most recent projects have been habitat improvements on Pine Creek near Maiden Rock, and the Trimbelle River near River Falls.

Kiap-TU-Wish Restoration Projects

In the last 20 years Kiap-TU-Wish has done stream restoration projects on the Willow, Kinnickinnic, South Fork of the Kinnickinnic, Parker Creek, Rush River, Tiffany, Eau Galle and Pine Creek, to name a few.

The most recent projects have been habitat improvements on Pine Creek near Maiden Rock, the Trimbelle River, and now the Red Cabin Site on the Kinni near River Falls.

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Rush River Cleanup 2017

Rush River Cleanup 2017

Fairmount Santrol will be hosting a Rush River Cleanup again this year, and we would love for you to join us.  The date is Saturday, April 22.  We will be meeting at the Ellsworth Rod & Gun Club, as in years past.  We will meet at 8:30am to sign up for locations...

Red Cabin Site Update

Red Cabin Site Update

Progressing on Red Cabin site on the Kinni Invasive tree and brush removal is complete except for burning a few brush piles.  70 different volunteers have worked a total of slightly more than 1,100 hours cutting and burning (and roasting hot...

Next Kinni Corridor Tech Talk set for April 6th

Next Kinni Corridor Tech Talk set for April 6th

Next Kinni Corridor Tech Talk set for April 6th The next Kinni Corridor Tech Talk will focus on economic and neighborhood development strategies and principles. Don Ness, former mayor of Duluth, will be speaking on economic and neighborhood development strategies and...








Kiap-TU-Wish Calendar

Apr
6
Thu
6:30 pm Kinni Corridor Tech Talk @ St. Bridget’s Catholic Church & School
Kinni Corridor Tech Talk @ St. Bridget’s Catholic Church & School
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Kinni Corridor Tech Talk • St. Bridget’s Catholic Church & School, River Falls, WI • April 6, 2017 • 6:30PM-8PM
Apr
17
Mon
6:00 pm Kiap-TU-Wish Board Meeting @ Perkins Restaurant Hudson
Kiap-TU-Wish Board Meeting @ Perkins Restaurant Hudson
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meetings are held third Monday of the month on a consistent basis, at Perkins restaurant in Hudson. All Kiap-TU-Wish members are welcome to attend. Contact chapter president Tom Schnadt for more info.
Apr
22
Sat
8:30 am Rush River Cleanup @ Ellsworth Rod & Gun Club
Rush River Cleanup @ Ellsworth Rod & Gun Club
Apr 22 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Rush River Clean Up • Ellsworth Rod & Gun Club • W3930 Highway 72 • April 22, 2017 • 8:30AM Light Breakfast • 9AM Disperse to River • 12PM Lunch
Apr
29
Sat
9:00 am Kinni River Cleanup
Kinni River Cleanup
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Kinni River Clean Up • Save the Date • April 29, 2017 • 9AM-1PM • See the Kinnickinnic River Land Trust website for further details • kinniriver.org
May
15
Mon
6:00 pm Kiap-TU-Wish Board Meeting @ Perkins Restaurant Hudson
Kiap-TU-Wish Board Meeting @ Perkins Restaurant Hudson
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meetings are held third Monday of the month on a consistent basis, at Perkins restaurant in Hudson. All Kiap-TU-Wish members are welcome to attend. Contact chapter president Tom Schnadt for more info.

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