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.
Summer can be busy, hot and buggy. If you haven't visited the KVR this summer, fall and winter can be a great time to do so. Beautiful fall colors, comfortable temps, and few bugs make Autumn a perfect time to get outdoors. Winter offers cross country skiing, a Youth Cross Country Ski Club, snowshoeing, and ice caves.

You can stop in the KVR Visitor Center to renew your membership, click here to renew online or print and mail the membership brochure. Annual permits will be mailed to members who renew online or print and mail the membership form. Thank you for your time, consideration and support!
A Friends membership includes:
•    KVR annual pass
•    Bi-monthly electronic newsletter
•    Quarterly Friends newsletter
•    10% discounts on KVR workshops
•    Gift shop member only sales
Pre-Labor Day
Highway Clean-up

Week of August 25th
The Friends Adopt-A-Highway section, which includes Highway 131 from La Farge north to Harris Road, could use a spruce up before the Labor Day holiday weekend. Volunteers please stop at the Visitor Center any day the week of August 25th to sign up for a section of the Friends highway and pick up safety vests and trash/recyclable bags. Call 625-2960 with questions. Thanks for your help!
Dam Challenge
Volunteers Needed

10/3 - Friends Pasta Supper
The Dam Challenge spaghetti supper is an annual fundraiser that requires volunteers and desserts. If you are willing and available, please consider volunteering for one of the following shifts or bringing a dessert. Thanks!
3 PM-5 PM ~ 2 volunteers needed for prepping garlic bread.
5-6:30 PM ~ 13 volunteers needed to serve beverages,  main food serving, dessert table, clearing re-setting tables, dishwasher and floater. 
6:30-8 PM13 volunteers needed to serve beverages,  main food serving, dessert table, clearing re-setting tables, dishwasher and floater. 
7:30-9 PM ~ 6 volunteers needed for end of night clean-up.

10/4 - Dam Challenge Triathlon
Volunteers are also needed for the race. For more information about the Dam Challenge visit
Proceeds from the Friends Spaghetti Supper and Dam Challenge benefit the KVR Education and Events Program.  We truly appreciate your support and hope to see you Dam Challenge weekend. All volunteers please contact Jonel Kiesau at


Mark your calendar for the Friends Annual Meeting & Member Appreciation Night on Saturday, October 25th. More details to follow. 
Annual Photo Contest
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. Entries will be accepted until mid October 2014. For more information, click here.


The KVR Friends of the Reserve are always looking for potential new members to serve on the board of directors. The board meets every other month for regular meetings and helps direct the activities and events of the organization. Two current board members will be going off the board of directors this October. The Friends of the Reserve will need some new board members at that time – board members serve for three-year terms. If you have an interest in serving on the board and would like your name put in nomination, please contact a current member of the board – Liz Daines, Julie Hoel, Luke Zahm, Maureen Hysel, Janet Kruk, Fritz Cushing or Brad Steinmetz.

KVR Friends Gift Shop News
The following items have been added to the KVR Friends gift shop. Stop in the KVR Visitor Center to purchase a gift for a nature loving friend/family member or something special and unique for yourself. 
  • Replenished supply of wooden spoons hand-carved locally by Friends member Terry Beck. 
  • Replenished supply of stained glass feathers made by Abby Larson.
  • Leather pouches made locally by Wildthings.
  • Two new nature games for kids "Into the Woods" and "The Bug Game". 
  • Replenished supply of fabric covered earrings made locally by Meaghan Gustafson.
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 Resereve 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
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