ADV: Buckthorn Identification and Removal Workshop

Who should come: People interested in learning how to identify and control buckthorn and other woodland invasive species can attend one or both of the presentation: Location 1: Martin-Island-Linwood Regional Park Picnic Pavilion Near Martin Lake Rd NE and 225th Ave NE, Stacy Date: September 13, 2018 Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm Location 2: Springbrook … Continue reading ADV: Buckthorn Identification and Removal Workshop

VOL: National Public Lands Day – 14 sites

Get your volunteer on!  National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is our largest single day of service each year.  We want as many people out on the land doing volunteer service projects as possible.  Join us!!  Family members, and friends are welcome to join in the fun.  Just add their name and t-shirt size in the comment … Continue reading VOL: National Public Lands Day – 14 sites

ADV: Invasive Species Early Detection Training

General Description To protect our natural resources at parks in Dakota County we need a dedicated team of people to help scout and report new infestations of invasive plants. Invasive plants threaten the health of our ecosystems by decreasing diversity within a plant community and providing few benefits to wildlife. Although many invasive species have … Continue reading ADV: Invasive Species Early Detection Training

VOL-AIS: Children’s Water Festival

It’s the 21st year of the Children’s Water Festival!!!! That means twenty one years of educating children on the principals of water, twenty one years of teaching children how to protect our water, and twenty one years of producing a greater appreciation of our most essential resource!  All of that could not have been accomplished without … Continue reading VOL-AIS: Children’s Water Festival

ADV-AIS: Advocating Invasive Species Management

University of Minnesota Extension is presenting a first-in-the-nation program to help woodland and shoreline owners, Master Naturalist volunteers, AIS Detectors and natural resources professionals grow their skills to meaningfully engage decisions makers about invasive species. Learn how to engage with decision makers in order to influence management decisions and stop the spread of invasive species … Continue reading ADV-AIS: Advocating Invasive Species Management

ADV: Presentation on Endangered Pollinators

Endangered Pollinators: a Southeast MN Perspective from Scott Leddy You are invited to Wild Ones Twin Cities fall opener, a lovingly illustrated talk about the pollinators of high quality remnant prairies in Rushford, Minnesota, and the Root River valley given by notable naturalist and restoration practitioner Scott Leddy. A native of the area, Scott Leddy has … Continue reading ADV: Presentation on Endangered Pollinators

ADV-AIS: DNR Session in Hackensack:

DNR AIS Learning Sessions: Wednesday, September 5th from 10 am - 3 pm in Hackensack, MN Join the DNR for a special AIS learning session. This free session will focus on: Working with businesses on AIS prevention Supporting watercraft inspectors Connecting watershed and lake health to AIS prevention and management AIS monitoring and identification If … Continue reading ADV-AIS: DNR Session in Hackensack:

VOL: National Public Lands Day – updated

Get your volunteer on!  National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is our largest single day of service each year.  We want as many people out on the land doing volunteer service projects as possible.  Join us!!  Family members, and friends are welcome to join in the fun.  Just add their name and t-shirt size in the comment … Continue reading VOL: National Public Lands Day – updated

ADV: Invasive Species Early Detection Training

General Description To protect our natural resources at parks in Dakota County we need a dedicated team of people to help scout and report new infestations of invasive plants. Invasive plants threaten the health of our ecosystems by decreasing diversity within a plant community and providing few benefits to wildlife. Although many invasive species have … Continue reading ADV: Invasive Species Early Detection Training

Info: Why are there so many oak acorns?

Why are there so many oak acorns this year? Oaks occupy approximately 9% of Minnesota’s forests and are a common yard tree enjoyed by homeowners. With so many oak trees around, it’s no surprise that many homeowners and woodland owners have noticed the large “bumper crop” of acorns produced this year. Oaks have been responding … Continue reading Info: Why are there so many oak acorns?