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Friends of the Pecatonica River Foundation to meet Jan. 21
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LENA - The Friends of the Pecatonica River Foundation will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at The Rafters Restaurant, 9426 W. Wagner Road, Lena.

The meeting will be held in the cafe dining room with the president, Joe Ginger, presiding. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to improving all 58 miles of the Pecatonica River. This includes access, education, wildlife habitat, logjam extrication and river clean-up for the human communities in Stephenson County.

Plans to be discussed include: placing aggregate in the driveway and parking, continuing electrical installation, canoe and kayak launch options, the "Dry Hydrant" fire protection asset and finishing the ADA fishing pier installation, all at Atten's Landing. Reports will be given on the upcoming flapjack breakfast fundraiser at Applebee's and the Spring Thaw dinner banquet fundraiser at The Rafters Restaurant, membership renewal, future landings, Eagle Scout garbage enclosure construction and tree work at McConnell's "Bobtown" Landing.

The new second edition of the Pecatonica River postcard book is available for $12 and will be at the meeting, along with another book by Ginger.

Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting and consider becoming an active part of the organization.