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Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Kinnickinnic River Corridor Planning Committee, City Council - City of River Falls, SEH , Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Restore the Kinnickinnic River through Dam Removal

Help the Friends of the Kinni restore the Kinnickinnic River through dam removal! The City of River Falls, Wisconsin has undertaken the “Kinnickinnic River Corridor Planning Process”. As a part of this process, the City Council is scheduled to decide on February 27th, 2018 whether or not to surrender the City’s Federal dam license for the River Falls Hydroelectric Project (FERC #10489). Surrender of the license allows for subsequent river restoration through dam removal. We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge the Kinnickinnic River Corridor Planning Committee and the City Council of the City of River Falls to act now to adopt a plan that calls for surrender of the FERC license for the River Falls Hydroelectric Project (FERC #10489). As a part of the Kinni Corridor Planning Process, we further request that the plan include timely decommissioning of the hydroelectric facilities, and the complete restoration of the Kinnickinnic River through removal of BOTH the Upper “Junction Falls” Dam & the Lower “Powell Falls” Dam from the Kinnickinnic River. The Kinnickinnic River in River Falls, Wisconsin is the pride and joy of our community. Our City's Comprehensive Plan states: "The Kinnickinnic River is perhaps the finest coldwater resource in the Upper Midwest, if not in the entire United States. Designated as an Outstanding Water Resource by the Wisconsin DNR, the Kinnickinnic River (also known as the 'Kinni') is one of just two Class I trout streams in Wisconsin that flow through a City of 10,000. This natural gem is truly unique and the center piece of our community which is located on the falls of the Kinnickinnic River." And yet today our waterfalls are no more. (Learn more here.)Today, a diversion dam sits at the site of the former "Junction Falls" waterfall of the Kinnickinnic River. The ledges of our former waterfall sit dry today below the dam because the water which would otherwise cascade over our "Junction Falls" waterfall is instead diverted through a 200' long, 6’ x 6’ tube called a penstock in the side of the cliff, completely de-watering the river.There is no greater damage that can be done to a river than to remove all of the water from its banks!Furthermore, a full mile of our otherwise pristine, cold-water, world class trout stream is currently destroyed and buried below the stagnant, tepid waters impounded behind the two remaining dams in town. The two 15 acre impoundments (mill ponds) are completely silted in and do not provide any recreational opportunities nor valuable fish habitat.  The destruction these dams inflict on our beloved Kinni produces a meager 1% - 2% of the electricity our community consumes, through the generation of hydroelectricity at the 375 kWh facility. The complete restoration of the Kinnickinnic River through dam removal is a unique opportunity to: Make exceptional use of this public waterway resource Re-create the "Junction Falls" waterfall in the heart of the River Falls community Restore a full mile of world class trout stream Improve the water quality of the Lower Kinni Increase opportunities for recreational and white-water kayaking Create additional urban open green space Improve storm water management And bolster the vitality of our Main Street Community. Please help us FREE THE KINNI and Put the FALLS Back in River Falls!! Visit us on Facebook to learn more.

Friends of the Kinni
743 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to Shawn Osterbrink, Barb Ermeling, Village of Weston

Raising awareness and support for the Lower Eau Claire River Water Trail Master Plan.

The Friends of the Lower Eau Claire River is a non-profit organization dedicated to the betterment of the river. Located in the Wausau, Wisconsin metro area, we invite you to experience all the Eau Claire River has to offer. These 'Friends' are sponsoring this petition.  Recently, the Village of Weston authored an idea, which was published as the Lower Eau Claire River Water Trail Master Plan. The Plan is available for download from the Village's website, located at This Master Plan calls on the City of Wausau, the City of Schofield, the Village of Weston, the Town of Weston, and the Town of Ringle, in partnership with Marathon County to build and maintain multiple public access points for canoe/kayak sport and recreation enthusiasts along the lower portions of the Eau Claire River. Nature lovers and fishing enthusiasts also are being targeted as a group benefiting from this project.  The Village of Weston has completed the first access point at the Ross Avenue bridge, and they are currently planning for a second site by the County Road J bridge.  It is hard to quantify and rally an approximate number of canoe and kayak enthusiasts here in central Wisconsin. If you are a canoer and/or kayaker, or if you just happen to love the public having increased accessibility to this natural resource, and you support the framework and call to action presented in the Master Plan, please sign this petition and indicate your support for these planning/construction efforts.   Questions? The Friends have established a local Facebook page and an online gathering space for neighbors who are interested in learning more about our efforts. You can learn more about these efforts at, or you can email the group at      

Daniel Guild
13 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Director Jeff Crow

Save the Fishermen in Arkansas and the Sport of Trophy Striped Bass Fishing!

  Meetings scheduled June 14th and July 2017 ____________________________________________________ PETITION AGAINST AGFC PROPOSED REGULATION OUTLAWING TRANSFER OF BAITFISH ____________________________________________________ To the members of the AGFC commission:  We, the undersigned, are AGAINST the proposed regulation to outlaw the transfer of baitfish in Arkansas.  We respectfully request Arkansas Game and Fish Commission reject the proposed regulation printed as follows:  “IT IS UNLAWFUL TO USE WILD CAUGHT BAITFISH UNLESS THE BAIT WAS CAUGHT WITHIN THE WATER BODY BEING FISHED OR IN ITS WATERSHED ABOVE THE LAKE.”  We are further against and respectfully request AGFC refuse to consider any other interpretation or wording of a regulation that would restrict live bait transport including from the Arkansas River and any other waterways within the state of Arkansas. We are also against any wording which would deem transport of live bait within the state of Arkansas as a felony or any other kind of criminal offense.  We support the sport of trophy striped bass fishing in the State of Arkansas. We support the employed responsible hard working fishing personnel, customers and businesses (TOURISM, resorts, marinas, restaurants, gift shops, gas stations, etc.) thriving from this fishing sport in Arkansas.  

AR Fishermen
596 supporters