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About 10 years ago, Indian Heights Park overrun with invasive plants while mountain bike tires were eroding the hillsides, park neighbors and Audubon members became concerned.  Many neighbors and community members enjoyed the park, but none of us really understood how valuable the land was to our history, culture and wildlife.  In 2010, we gathered the stakeholders together to share that this was (and is) an important site for Dakota people and that the city’s remnant oak savanna remains one of the most endangered ecosystem in Minnesota.
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Flickr photo by F.D. Richards

With summer on the horizon and the gardening stores and farmers markets full of beautiful plants it can be hard to resist the urge to try something new in your landscape. Please proceed with caution!
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Photo: Flowering Oriental bittersweet, By Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org



As the weather warms and we head outside it’s a good time to look for new invasive species.
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Photo caption: Can you see the invasives in need of management? By A. Gupta, UMN Extension

Do you know about invasive species and want to manage them but don’t know where to start? If so you’re not alone. There are many natural resource professional, active volunteers and woodland owners that have gotten discouraged and become paralyzed by uncertainty. The University of Minnesota rebranded some great information originally from the Indiana Chapter of The Nature Conservancy about how to prioritize invasives management.
Event
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 - 9:00 am
until 3:00 pm
October 14th - registration deadline
Event
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 - 7:00 pm
until 9:00 pm
Metro Area Minnesota Women’s Woodland Network

The Exchange Food and Drink, 500 5th Ave. NW, New Brighton (exit County Rd E2 from I-35W.  Note:  There is minor construction, so just follow the short detour.  The restaurant is in the SE corner of a small business center).  Phone:  651-348-6289.

Please RSVP by October 17 so that I can confirm our reservation.  
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Fri, Sep 30, 2016 - 9:00 am
until 5:00 pm
Location: Clinton Town Hall, 8907 MN-37, Iron Junction, MN

Registration: $10/person. Contact East Range Joint Powers Board at [email protected] or call Cherie Grams at 218-229-3671 or 218-780-6144

Additional information: http://woodinnovation.umn.edu/news/forestry-field-day-coming-soon
Event
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 - 9:30 am
until 4:00 pm
Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, MN
Event
Tue, Jul 19, 2016 - 7:00 pm
until 9:00 pm
Where: The Tiny Diner, 1024 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN 55407, Minneapolis, 612-767-3322, www.tinydiner.com

For more information and to register: contact Barb Spears, 651-328-0463
Event
Tue, Jul 19, 2016 - 7:00 pm
until 9:00 pm
Where: The Tiny Diner, 1024 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN 55407, Minneapolis, 612-767-3322, www.tinydiner.com

For more information and to register: contact Barb Spears, 651-328-0463
Event
Tue, Jul 12, 2016 - 10:00 am
until 1:30 pm
Where: Waushara County, Wisconsin

Registration: due July 5th

Women of Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association is touring a member's property to learn more about the beginning stages of her prairie restoration and to see her property. The day will include an introduction, walk, and a picnic lunch. 
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About 10 years ago, Indian Heights Park overrun with invasive plants while mountain bike tires were eroding the hillsides, park neighbors and Audubon members became concerned.  Many neighbors and community members enjoyed the park, but none of us really understood how valuable the land was to our history, culture and wildlife.  In 2010, we gathered the stakeholders together to share that this was (and is) an important site for Dakota people and that the city’s remnant oak savanna remains one of the most endangered ecosystem in Minnesota.
Article
 



Flickr photo by F.D. Richards

With summer on the horizon and the gardening stores and farmers markets full of beautiful plants it can be hard to resist the urge to try something new in your landscape. Please proceed with caution!
Article
Photo: Flowering Oriental bittersweet, By Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org



As the weather warms and we head outside it’s a good time to look for new invasive species.
Article
Photo caption: Can you see the invasives in need of management? By A. Gupta, UMN Extension

Do you know about invasive species and want to manage them but don’t know where to start? If so you’re not alone. There are many natural resource professional, active volunteers and woodland owners that have gotten discouraged and become paralyzed by uncertainty. The University of Minnesota rebranded some great information originally from the Indiana Chapter of The Nature Conservancy about how to prioritize invasives management.
Event
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 - 9:00 am
until 3:00 pm
October 14th - registration deadline