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Thanks for joining the Friends of the KVR and making a difference!
Hello Friends!
As a Friend of the KVR you are entitled to a few perks. Your membership includes a KVR annual pass, a quarterly Friends newsletter, discounts on KVR sponsored workshops, gift shop sales, and this bi-monthly electronic newsletter!  We appreciate your support and want to make sure you feel closely connected to what’s happening. The "KVR Friend Connection" will keep you up-to-date on KVR and Friends events and volunteer opportunities.  We hope you’ll enjoy.
Annual Photo Contest
Entries Due Oct. 15
The Friends of KVR invites all photographers to submit images. Photos must be of the KVR or activities at the Reserve. Best of Show winners will be announced at the Friends of KVR’s Welcome Winter event on December 6th. Photos will be on display at the KVR in November. Entry deadline is October 15th. For more information, click here.
THANK YOU to those KVR Friend members that helped with the Dam Challenge Pasta Dinner on Friday and with the race on Saturday! 

The weather was less than ideal, but almost 200 people attended the pasta dinner and approximately 400 people raced. Our volunteers truly make the event a success! 

Proceeds from the Dam Challenge benefiit the KVR's growing Education and Events program.  Thanks for helping to make our programs great!
Upcoming Talk ~ Wed., Oct. 22

How Animals Make Good Decisions in a Complex World
Natural selection has provided animals with the physical features that adapt them for life in their environment. However, it might surprise some the extent to which animal behavior has also been molded by evolution to insure that animals make good decisions. Attendees will learn how in-tune animals are with their surroundings, and how astutely they weigh the consequences of different actions. Presenter:  Scott Walters, WI DNR Upland Wildlife Ecologist. Refreshments and socializing at 6:30 pm. Talk begins at 7 pm. Sponsored by the Kickapoo Valley Reforestation Fund and the Friends of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve. Programs are free and open to the public.
RSVPs are due October 15th!

Please join us for the Friends Annual Meeting & Member Appreciation Night on Saturday, October 25 at the KVR Visitor Center.
6 PM ~ Friends annual meeting
6:30 PM ~ Appetizers, desserts, wine, beer & socializing
7:00 PM ~ Fun live music by JJ's Zydeco Paydirt 
 
~ Door prizes
~ Gift shop sale
~ Bring a Friend - The more the merrier!
 
RSVP:  Please RSVP by contacting Joanne Shird at 625-2768 or joannes@mwt.net no later than Oct. 15. Let her know how many will be attending and if you're able to help or bring an appetizer/dessert to share.
 

KVR Visitor Center
10-Year Anniversary
Celebration
November 1, 2014
1 pm – Welcome & Introductions
1:30-3 pm – Booths & Tours
3-4 pm – Oral History Presentation by La Farge Students
 
Recruit a Friend
If every one of our current members recruited someone they know to join the Friends, we’d have a support network of 400 members.  Reach out and recruit a friend for the Kickapoo Valley Reserve today. A Friends membership makes a great gift, too! Click here to download a Friends of the KVR membership form.
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Friends of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve
S3661 State Highway 131, La Farge, WI 54639 
(608) 625-2960
http://www.kickapoofriends.org/
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