The Friends of the Upper Mississippi celebrated the beauty of our river through concert with performances by local musicians Mike Caucutt and Eddie Allen. The event was held at Chad Erickson Park in La Crosse on July 26th. Ryan Cornett from Senator Tammy Baldwin’s staff updated us on legislation affecting the local resources and agency managers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife staff were on hand with exhibits and to provide information. The goal of this event was to introduce people of all ages to the great outdoors, raise awareness of the environmental risks that face the Upper Mississippi every day, what people can do to aid the Friends’ efforts and to enjoy a night at one of La Crosse’s newest parks.
Admission to the event was free and a meal was provided.