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

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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Isolation Building: New Home to Cisco Restoration

        Staff from Jordan River and Iron River National Fish Hatchery and Alpena Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office collecting Cisco Eggs on Lake Huron. Credit: USFWS         Recently staff from the Jordan River and … 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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Youth Outdoor Fest

    Youth Outdoor Fest will be held at Veterans Freedom Park, Clinton Street, La Crosse, WI Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM The La Crosse Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, Friends of the Upper Mississippi, and … Continue reading

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Back on the Mississippi

By: Aaron Von Eschen and Jeff Lockington A female lake sturgeon collected during walleye spawning Photo credit: TJ Turner Warming weather in the spring triggered staff at Genoa National Fish Hatchery to deploy walleye nets in an annual effort to … Continue reading

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