Friends of the Upper Mississippi

Genoa Fish Clinic

Genoa Fish Clinic - Genoa, WI

Our Vision Statement

To work to protect, enhance and restore our Upper Mississippi River resources by serving as volunteers and partners with conservation organizations to provide education about these resources for our citizens, to advocate for government policies that will support these resources and to increase awareness of threats to the health of the Upper Mississippi River.

Mission of the Friends of the Upper Mississippi

  • Provide volunteer services to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other Conservation organizations for native species restoration and population monitoring.
  • Provide education programs for members and the general public on conservation issues and benefits
  • Provide grants for educational activities
  • Provide outdoor activities for children
  • Be a primary point of contact with local and national public officials in support of Mississippi River resources
  • Provide fundraising activities to support local conservation programs
  • Inform local groups and provide education on conservation issues

Current News

Spring Walleye Spawning

By Aaron Von Eschen As spring rolls around and temperatures increase male and female walleye begin spawning activities on the Mississippi River. In response Genoa National Fish Hatchery (GNFH) staff sets out 50 hoop nets each spring in an annual … Continue reading

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Thank you one and all for all of your assistance in making Kids Fishing Day a success in 2017.  Even with weather rivaling the worst that we have ever experienced for a spring Kids Fishing Event, 168 people braved the … Continue reading

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GENOA NATIONAL FISH HATCHERY ANNUAL FISHING CLINIC/DERBY

Saturday, May 20th, 2017,                     8:30 AM TO 12:15 PM               Ages 5 years to 12 years Event is limited to the first 250 children that register on the day of the event. Knot Tying, Boat Safety, Fish Behavior and ID, and … Continue reading

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Kalamazoo Trailer on site

Trying to operate and maintain a full blown culture system from an eight hour drive is a daunting task, but every year at about this time Genoa National Fish Hatchery (NFH) begins packing the 8 foot by 24 foot work … Continue reading

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Thank you one and all for your support in executing another successful ice fishing outing this past Saturday for Kids and their families. We had over 600 people on the ice counting staff and volunteers, with 315 children registered for … Continue reading

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A Bit of Local History is Unearthed at Genoa

One of the great things about being located in a small community (where everyone knows your name), is that good people are always interested in the programs and activities of the local community, including our station. One of the big … Continue reading

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Update on Great Lakes Programs at Genoa NFH

Staff from the Jordan River and Iron River National Fish Hatcheries (NFH) and Alpena Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office (FWCO) were out on Lake Huron, near the Les Cheneaux Islands collecting cisco (Coregonusartedi) eggs for current restoration initiatives taking place … Continue reading

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Mussel Biologists Dazzled by 50,000 Juvenile Winged Mapleleaf Mussels

BY MEGAN BRADLEY, GENOA NFH   Displaying winged mapleleaf  Credit: Megan Bradley, USFWS Each fall, hatchery biologists working with U.S. Park Service staff, Minnesota DNR mussel biologists and staff from other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offices visit the St. … Continue reading

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Kids Ice Fishing Clinic, Saturday, Feb 4, 2017

Sponsored by Friends of the Upper Mississippi River and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service The following is the itinerary for our Annual Ice Fishing Day for children 5 to 12 years old, which will be held at the Genoa National … Continue reading

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Driftless area stream stocked mussels appear to be doing well

Farmers Creek is a small stream in eastern Iowa. It flows into the Makoqueta system that ultimately reaches the Mississippi River. Years ago the mussel population there was decimated by the breech of a manure holding pond during a rain … Continue reading

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