PLEASE NOTE: Many events are in flux due to Covid-19 containment efforts.
Please use the links in the individual events for updates on their status.
Phalen Native Plant Tour
Tuesday, June 22
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Tour the south shore of Lake Phalen and explore its rich diversity of native plants and wildlife with RWMWD Watershed Natural Resources and Education staff and other specialists. This event, held in conjunction with WaterFest, will provide participants with a glimpse back in time as we explore the ecological shoreline restoration project completed from 2000 to 2008 and the changes that have altered the lake and shoreline from the late 1800s until now.
Please register ahead of time to join this event. The registration deadline is June 19. Limited to 40 participants. To register, RSVP to Deb.Barnes@rwmwd.org (emails preferred) or leave a message for her on our watershed district phone line at 651-792-7950.
Lawns to Legumes Workshops
Blue Thumb is hosting Resilient Yards and Bee Lawns workshops this year. Visit their events page for a complete list of webinar workshops: https://bluethumb.org/events/
Recap of Earth Chapters
Did you miss the April series of Earth Chapters webinars hosted by Pollinator Friendly Alliance? Listen and watch replays of these talks on topics that include increasing biodiversity in your backyard, tips on buckthorn removal, organic lawn care and a variety of other themes. Each Earth Chapter features 2 presenters with questions at the end. Below are the topics and links to these wonderfully informative presentations on You Tube. You can also go to the Pollinator Friendly Alliance’s website for other recorded talks, workshops and presentations at https://www.pollinatorfriendly.org/videos-and-talks
Backyard Biodiversity for Pollinators with Laurie Schneider, Pollinator Friendly Alliance
Native Plants for a Biodiverse Backyard with Bre Bauerly, Minnesota Native Landscapes.
Attract Hummingbirds to Your Backyard with Carol Henderson, Bird & Wildlife Biologist
Fruiting Shrubs for Wildlife with Pete Widin, MLA, ASLA, Artisan Environments.
Monarch Conservation with Katie-Lyn Bunney, Monarch Joint Venture
Groundwater Conservation with Lauren Haydon-Dries, Washington Conservation District
Ecological Regenerative Lawns with Bob Dahm, Organic Bob’s
How Do We Save Endangered Pollinators with Erik Runquist, Minnesota Zoo
Buckthorn Removal & Woodland Understory Diversity with Bre Bauerly, Minnesota Native Landscapes.
How to Help Injured Spring Wildlife with Tami Vogel, Minnesota Wildlife Rehab Center
Unsung Heros – Beneficial Insects with Margot Monson
Bat Conservation with Melissa Boman, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Geologic History of the St. Croix River with Jim Almendinger, Ph.D., Executive Director, St. Croix Watershed Research Station
Early Spring Bees with Heather Holm, Biologist, Author.
Soil Health: Nature’s Medicine with Dr. Ann Marie Journey, Soil Health Specialist.
Sheet Composting Soil Preparation with Bob Dahm, Organic Bob’s