Friends of the Baraboo River

 

a nonprofit organization managed by an all-volunteer board

 
 

Mission

Provide fundraising and volunteer support to; “Protect, restore and enhance the natural environment within the Baraboo River Corridor. Promote activities that will spur recreation, tourism and development, and establish the region as THE premiere water recreation destination in south-central Wisconsin”. 

Goals

  • Support activities that make the Baraboo River Corridor an attractive, accessible and safe destination, and increase its use by residents and visitors for recreation.

  • Support efforts to improve the water quality and fish habitat of the Baraboo River.

  • Provide fundraising support to develop, implement, and champion improvements throughout the Baraboo River Corridor.

  • Create a system of access points throughout the Baraboo River Corridor and associated tributaries for kayaking, canoeing and fishing.

Objectives by 2025

  • Will be known regionally as a paddling destination with designated whitewater features.

  • Will provide a host of support facilities and amenities to expand tourism within the communities it touches.

  • Will have measures in place to protect, enhance, restore and control the corridor’s natural setting, while Improving water quality and biodiversity and educating visitors and residents on the unique cultural and historical significance of the Corridor.

 

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goal: a fully accessible

recreational river corridor

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Map courtesy of MSA - Baraboo River Corridor Phase II Plan

Map courtesy of MSA - Baraboo River Corridor Phase II Plan

CORRIDOR VISION

“Protect, restore and enhance the natural environment within the Baraboo River Corridor and focus on opportunities that will spur recreation, tourism and development to establish the region as THE premiere natural and scenic water recreation destination in south central Wisconsin.”

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

1. Make the Baraboo River Corridor an attractive, accessible and safe destination to increase its use by residents and visitors for recreation.

2. Improve the water quality of the Baraboo River.

3. Build partnerships to develop, implement and champion improvements throughout the Baraboo River Corridor.

4. Create a system of access points throughout the Baraboo River Corridor and associated tributaries for kayakers, canoers and fishers.

5. Preserve the corridor’s rural and local character.

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Ready to help?

Volunteer

 
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