Baraboo River paddle highlights successful dam removal efforts

Jul 26, 2023 | River:30

On August 26, River Alliance of Wisconsin supporters gathered in Baraboo to learn about successful local efforts to remove dams and restore a free-flowing Baraboo River. We welcomed 19 paddlers who enjoyed the flowing water, saw some wildlife, and used their balancing skills to navigate through some riffles in the river.

Photo of people sitting in a circle, picnicking and listening to a person speaking

In partnership with the Friends of the Baraboo River, the guided paddle included a talk by Rick Eilertson, the Friends’ Vice President, on the history of the removal of the last Baraboo dam just over 20 years ago and the changes in the river’s ecology since then.

– Stacy Harbaugh, Communications Director


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