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The Friends of the Kinni (FOTK) - We are a group of citizens who love the Kinnickinnic River and want to see it flowing freely through the City of River Falls.
The Friends of the Kinni (FOTK) - We are a group of citizens who love the Kinnickinnic River and want to see it flowing freely through the City of River Falls.

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So, what is a Charrette exactly? Want to find out?

Join Friends of the Kinni next week on Wednesday October 25th, from 6:00 - 8:30 PM at the River Falls Public Library as the Charrette kicks off in the next step of the City of River Falls Kinni Corridor Planning Project!!

https://youtu.be/JqOk9bH4_Go
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SIGN OUR PETITION!!

We just reached 500 signatures on our online petition! THANK YOU for all of your support!

If you haven't signed yet, it only takes a second to help us #FreeTheKinni!!

(Our paper petition has even more signatures! Be sure to only sign once, either online or on paper.)

https://www.change.org/p/kinnickinnic-river-corridor-planning-committee-restore-the-kinnickinnic-river-through-dam-removal?recruiter=751393252&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_term=share_petition

#PutTheFallsBack
#DamRemoval
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Check out this cool new interactive map with all sorts of great historical pictures of the dams in the Kinni and discussion of the potential for the restoration of the Kinnickinnic River through dam removal.

#FreeTheKinni  
#DamRemoval  
#ItsYourWaterWisconsin  
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The Junction Falls of the Kinnickinnic River currently sit below the flat waters of the Upper "Junction Falls" Dam impoundment. 

The lowest shelf of the falls is visible today as the dry ledge below the dam. The boulder that historically sat on top of the lowest ledge, known as “Eagle Rock”, has been dislodged by flood waters and now sits below the ledge on the right side of the picture.

This stretch of the Kinni sits dry today because the water which would otherwise cascade over our Junction Falls waterfall is instead diverted through a 200' long, 6’ x 6’ tube called a penstock to the powerhouse on the left.

We have the unprecedented opportunity to restore the falls that gave our city its name through the removal of the two dams that impede the Kinnickinnic River's natural flow. 

Join us and help to #FreeTheKinni!
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Bruce Foster on the Kinnickinnic Dams - 2004 - "To do the right thing, at the right time, is a wonderful thing."
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Spokesperson Michael Page discusses the restoration of the Kinnickinnic River through dam removal. #FreeTheKinni
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Happy Holidays from the Friends of the Kinni! - The Swinging Bridge looked amazing yesterday in the snow above the Cascade Falls of the South Fork of the Kinnickinnic River.  
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Cascade Falls - Historic Pictures
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Watch THE DAM DECISION by University of Wisconsin-River Falls student filmmaker Sydney Howell in its entirety via the link below. Congratulations to Sydney! We're so grateful she used her talents to inform on the potential for ‪#‎RiverRestoration‬ through ‪#‎DamRemoval‬ in City of River Falls and to inspire community dialogue and support.
‪#‎FreeTheKinni‬
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THE DAM DECISION premieres this coming Monday night December 7th at 7:00 pm at the Falls Theatre here in River Falls.  

https://www.facebook.com/events/1026771947374953/
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Thank you Joe Mazan and KSTP 5 for the recent coverage of the potential for restoration of the Kinnickinnic River through dam removal!
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