Free Oak Tree Update: Trees still available in 3 counties

Free Oak Tree Update: Trees still available in 3 counties While the majority of the free oak trees distributed to those in the 11 Rock River Trail counties are spoken-for, there are still several hundred available at three distribution sites. As of this report, distribution officials in Lee and Ogle counties still have trees available...
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Rock River Trail Christmas presents for the new year

Rock River Trail Christmas presents for the new year By Frank Schier Editor & Publisher As founder of the Rock River Trail, I’m very excited to give the region some great Christmas presents for the new year. Last week, the redesign of www.rockrivertrail.com was unveiled for all the folks who were kind enough to attend VisionBeloit’s last...
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Rock River Trail Initiative aims for federal recognition

Rock River Trail Initiative aims for federal recognition By Marissa Alter ILLINOIS/WISCONSIN (WREX) – There’s an effort to establish a national scenic, recreational, and historic trail along the Rock River’s 285 miles. It’s called the Rock River Trail Initiative. The idea is to improve the Rock River eco-system, promote eco-tourism, and market recreational opportunities along the...
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Rock River Trail brings three congressmen and more to Rockford

Rock River Trail brings three congressmen and more to Rockford • Living Lands and Waters donates 10,000 oak trees to Rock River Trail Initiative By Brandon Reid Assistant Editor History. In 1926, at age 15, Ronald Reagan became a lifeguard at Lowell Park on the Rock River in Dixon, Ill. The boy they called “Dutch”...
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Rock River Micro-Hydro Generator Design Contest

Rock River Micro-Hydro Generator Design Contest October 7, 2010 For immediate release Winnebago County Green Business Awards and the Rock River Trail announce the “Micro-Hydro Power from the Rock River Contest” Purpose: To challenge all people, schools and industries along the 285 miles of the Rock River to construct an American renewable energy product—a working micro-hydro generating device...
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National Park Service grants consultancy to the Rock River Trail

National Park Service grants consultancy to the Rock River Trail By Frank Schier Editor and Publisher Founder of the Rock River Trail The National Park Service’s Outdoor Education Planner for the Midwest Region’s River and Trails Program, Jeff Obirek, visited Winnebago County Aug. 25. He liked what he saw and heard about the Rock River...
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Environmental Hall of Fame inducts TRRT and Winnebago County

Environmental Hall of Fame inducts TRRT and Winnebago County By Frank Schier Editor and Publisher Two years in a row! Last year, Illinois Renewable Energy Association President and Vice-President Drs. Bob and Sonia Vogl were the honorees and inducted into the National, Illinois and Chicago Environmental Halls of Fame (NICEHF). Besides their many achievements, they...
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Environmental Hall of Fame inducts The Rock River Times, Rock River Trail, Winnebago County, Frank Schier and Scott Christiansen

Environmental Hall of Fame inducts The Rock River Times, Rock River Trail, Winnebago County, Frank Schier and Scott Christiansen Press Release May 27, 2010 ROCKFORD, Ill.—The Rock River Times (TRRT), Rock River Trail, Winnebago County, TRRT Editor & Publisher and Rock River Trail Founder and Chairman Frank Schier, and Winnebago County Board Chairman Scott Christiansen...
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Editorial: New logo and U.S. path for Rock River Trail

Editorial: New logo and U.S. path for Rock River Trail By Frank Schier Editor & Publisher The April 16 conference on creating the Rock River Trail was the first time in history all 10 counties on the river had gathered, and more history may be in the making. Scott Lewandowski, Memorial Hall manager and trail...
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