Brice Prairie Conservation Association

Preserving Lake Onalaska and the Black River Bottoms

Lake, River, and Trail Cleanup Projects

The Brice Prairie Conservation Association supports numerous environmental cleanup activities around the Brice Prairie, Lake Onalaska, and upper Mississippi River areas. Organized projects in which BPCA participates include:

  • Bike Trail Project: BPCA regularly polices the bike trail from Lytles to Trempealeau to remove trash and trim brush along the trail corridor.
  • Adopt-a-River Project: BPCA participates in Chad Pregracke's Living Lands and Waters project, adopting a mile or so of the upper Mississippi River above the Dresbach Lock and Dam for cleanup.
  • Annual Spring Lake/River Cleanup : BPCA originated and still participates in this spring event now coordinated by the Wisconsin DNR to remove trash and litter from Lake Onalaska and other locations along Pool 7 of the upper Mississippi River. Traditionally scheduled for the last Saturday in April, with a flood/weather reschedule date in May. For 2008, the April cleanup has been postponed due to high water and inclement weather.