Tuesday, September 26th

Jesse Hieb’s standup paddle board adventure is not just historic; it led the adventurer on a journey to advocate for the state’s longest river.

Hieb paddle boarded the entire length of the Wisconsin River in 2016, beginning at the river’s source at Lac Vieux Desert, on the Wisconsin-Michigan border, to where it meets the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien.

Hieb will tell the story of his trip and his work to preserve the health and beauty of the river at the Friends of the Black River’s Wednesday, Sept. 13 meeting. The meeting will be held in the Jackson County Bank’s community room beginning at 6:30 p.m.

To his knowledge, Hieb believes he is the only person to paddle the length of the river on a paddle board.