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Wild Rivers program Tuesday in Florence

FLORENCE, Wis. — Did you know that Florence County is home to two of the five state-designated Wild Rivers, the Pine and the Popple?

On Tuesday John Roberts, local Wild Rivers expert, will talk about the history of the Wild Rivers including the 1965 legislation that protected the Pine and Popple from development. He will also share how he learned to appreciate the free flowing “wildness” experience that you get from the serene quiet places as well as the exhilarating waterfalls found along our special rivers. Robert’s decades of experience paddling the rivers and his knowledge about the local flora and fauna along the rivers is extensive, so come prepared with questions you might like answered.

This program starts at 6 p.m. in the lower level conference room at the Florence Natural Resource building, on the corner of U.S. 2 and Highway 101/70 in Florence, 5628 Forestry Drive or you may sign up to attend virtually via Zoom by registering at www.ExploreFlorenceCounty.com. On the Events page click on this event and then click on “Register here to attend via Zoom link.”

There will be ample time for questions and answers.

The Florence County monthly Outdoor Education programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Wild Rivers Interpretive Center and UW-Extension Florence County. This event is open to the public and free of charge. For more information, contact Wendy Gehlhoff at 715-528-5920 or wgehlhoff@florencecountywi.gov.

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