Meeting: West Metro Chapter MN Master Naturalist – Dec. 12th

Natural Resources Management at Three Rivers Park District Learn about management and restoration activities of the Wildlife, Forestry and Water Quality areas in the Three Rivers Park district.  Recent prairie management, wildlife re-introductions and turtle research will be highlighted.   Presented by John Moriarty, Senior Manager of Wildlife at Three Rivers.  He has written several books … Continue reading Meeting: West Metro Chapter MN Master Naturalist – Dec. 12th

ADV: Whitewater State Park

Upcoming Education and Volunteer opportunities available at Whitewater State Park. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 Geocaching Adventure: 12 – 2:30 p.m --- Meet at the Whitewater Valley Visitor Center. Ever want to get out and explore? During this program we will be going geocaching, looking for things hidden in the woods. What will make this hunt even … Continue reading ADV: Whitewater State Park

Grants to create Pollinator Lawns

Grants now available for to create pollinator lawns. Lawns to Legumes offers a combination of workshops, coaching, planting guides and cost-share funding for installing pollinator-friendly native plantings in residential lawns. Minnesota residents can apply to be reimbursed for up to $350 in costs associated with establishing pollinator habitat in their yards. Funding decisions and all … Continue reading Grants to create Pollinator Lawns

ADV: Project Wet Workshop – Itasca – Dec. 19th

Project WET’s mission is to reach children, parents, teachers and community members of the world with water education that promotes awareness of water and empowers community action to solve complex water issues. The Making Connections to Our Water World workshop will be held at: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm in the Jacob V. Brower Park … Continue reading ADV: Project Wet Workshop – Itasca – Dec. 19th

Meeting: West Metro Chapter MN Master Naturalist – Dec. 12th

Natural Resources Management at Three Rivers Park District Learn about management and restoration activities of the Wildlife, Forestry and Water Quality areas in the Three Rivers Park district.  Recent prairie management, wildlife re-introductions and turtle research will be highlighted.   Presented by John Moriarty, Senior Manager of Wildlife at Three Rivers.  He has written several books … Continue reading Meeting: West Metro Chapter MN Master Naturalist – Dec. 12th

VOL: Ecology Science Fair – February 8th

The 23rd UMN Extension Ecology Science Fair will be held Saturday, February 8, 2020, at the St. Paul Student Center (note the change in date and location!). Are you available to volunteer your talents and time to help make the Ecology Science Fair the phenomenal success it is? Please complete this brief Volunteer Form to … Continue reading VOL: Ecology Science Fair – February 8th

ADV: 2019 MOU Paper Session – Dec. 7th – St. Paul

2019 MOU Paper Session - Keynote Speaker Ian Davies, eBird Project Coordinator Pre-registration for the 2019 MOU Paper Session is now available! The event is being held on Saturday, December 7, at the North Star Ballroom of the St. Paul Student Center on the University of Minnesota campus (2017 Buford Avenue, St. Paul). Parking is … Continue reading ADV: 2019 MOU Paper Session – Dec. 7th – St. Paul

Newsletter: Maplewood Nature Center

Maplewood Nature Center is a 40-acre preserve operated by the City of Maplewood. The Visitor Center is located at 2659 East Seventh Street in Maplewood and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The Nature Play Yard adjoins the Visitor Center. Trails wind through oak woods and marsh and are open every … Continue reading Newsletter: Maplewood Nature Center

Wild Ones MN Annual Design with Nature Conference – Feb. 29th

Announcing the Wild Ones MN Annual Design with Nature Conference, Saturday, February 29, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., University of St. Thomas, James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall, Anderson Student Center, 2115 Summit Ave (at Cretin), St. Paul, MN 55105. Where Have All the Fireflies Gone? Gardening in Challenging Times Exploring what we can do—as … Continue reading Wild Ones MN Annual Design with Nature Conference – Feb. 29th

Newsletter: New findings: zebra mussels, Asian carp, Phragmites, and more

Researchers at MAISRC wrapped up six projects in the fall of 2019. Outcomes include: The distribution of invasive Phragmites was mapped in Minnesota for the first time, and researchers investigated its spread potential and developed strategies for coordinated response. An identification guide, map of occurrences, and region-specific management recommendations were created. Learn more here.   … Continue reading Newsletter: New findings: zebra mussels, Asian carp, Phragmites, and more