June 10, 2024 - The Wild Rivers of Florence County - Did you know that Florence County is home to 2 of the 5 state-designated Wild Rivers, the Pine and the Popple?  On Tuesday, June 25th at 6pm, John Roberts, our 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.
May 28, 2024 - ***NEED YOUR INPUT!***
May 13, 2024 - ***CENTRAL AVE PROJECT***
May 8, 2024 - Outdoor Education - Edible Wild Mushrooms - Edible Mushrooming season has started.  Come learn more about how to identify edible mushrooms, types of habitat to search and when to look for them from Carla Kramer, local mushroom enthusiast.  Mushrooming is a great activity to get out and explore the over 200,000 acres of public access land in Florence County.  Ideas on how to cook with edible mushrooms will also be discussed.
Apr. 19, 2024 - WRIC & Gift Shop Grand Re-Opening - The Florence Wild Rivers Interpretive Center & Gift Shop is hosting a Grand Re-Opening event Saturday, May 4th from 9am – 3pm.  The Center closed in late January due to a broken pipe flooding the facility and damaging computers, ceiling, flooring and walls.  This event includes a storewide sale, refreshments and a scavenger hunt for kids who will receive a Smokey the Bear gift bag for participating.  Young and old can take their picture with Smokey the Bear who will drop in for a visit from 11:00 am – 11:30 am. Staff from the Wild Rivers Invasive Species Coalition (WRISC) will be on site for an Invasives Plant Trade-up Day.  There will also be guided hikes on the ¾ mile Nature Tale Interpretive Trail that tells the story of “The Return of Trees”.  Groups can gather at the pavilion at the edge of the parking lot to walk the ¾ mile trail with John Roberts, to learn how forests have moved and changed in our area over millions of years.  
Apr. 10, 2024 - Growing Fruit Trees in the Northwoods - Bring your questions and join Research Station Superintendent Becky Wiepz to learn more about the ins and outs of growing tree fruit in Northern Wisconsin. We’ll discuss the basics of pest management, pruning, and more to help you plan your future orchard or troubleshoot your current one.
Apr. 10, 2024 - ***Florence County UTV/ATV Trails open April 12th at 12:01am*** Please note exceptions.
Apr. 1, 2024 - Wild Rivers Interpretive Center & Gift Shop Now Open - The Wild Rivers Gift Shop and Interpretive Center officially reopened on March 25th.  The Center was closed since January 24th due to a broken boiler pipe that flooded the facility all night damaging the main desk, computer equipment, ceiling, flooring and one wall.  Repairs were completed and cleaning was finished on March 22 thanks to a local contracting team from Trace Construction and Demko Electric. 
Mar. 11, 2024 - Recovery - Peer Support Group Every Monday
Feb. 28, 2024 - Temporary Seasonal Weight Restrictions
Jan. 25, 2024 - Florence County Trail Closure
Jan. 22, 2024 - Outdoor Education Fishing Presentation 1/29/24
Jan. 11, 2024 - Florence In-Comm Industrial Park Video
Jan. 11, 2024 - Peer Recovery Support Group
Oct. 12, 2023 - Family and Child Learning Centers is hiring!
Oct. 9, 2023 - Wild Rivers Interpretive Center is hiring!
Sept. 26, 2023 - Report ALL Feral Swine Sightings!
Sept. 12, 2023 - Blue Ox Trail Riders Notification; Trail Closure
Aug. 3, 2023 - Economic Development asking for help with Broadband Survey
July 11, 2023 - Teresa Chrisman appointed to Florence County Sheriff!!
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