Recent Events

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Annual Membership Meeting and Potluck, guest speaker Julie Drennen from Conservation Minnesota — November 6, 2017

Lynn Steiner, Grow Native: Bringing Natural Beauty to Your Garden — April 18, 2017

Douglas Owens-Pike, The Lawn of the Future: Low maintenance alternatives to Kentucky bluegrass — March 21, 2017 

Wild Ones Design With Nature Conference: Planting Matters — February 18, 2017

Phyllis Root, Author of Plant a Pocket of Prairie and Big Belching Bog — January 2017


Gary Noren, Environmentalist and Nature Photographer  at our Annual Membership Meeting and Potluck — November 2016

Holley Wlodarczyk, Bringing the Natural Aesthetic Home- Our Changing Landscape — October 2016

Heather Holm, Selecting Native Trees and Shrubs that Support Pollinators — September 2016

Paddle Tour at Wild River State Park Guided by Mike Dunker, Park Naturalist — August 2016

Tour of Pam Hartley’s Lake Elmo Landscape and Restored Prairie — July 23, 2016

Guided Tour of Carpenter Nature Center’s Wisconsin Campus — July 10, 2016

Designing a 10′ x 10′ Pocket Garden for Pollinators — May 17,  2016

Brown’s Creek Trail — May 14, 2016

“Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home” — April 30, 2016 —Read more about the film and how you can participate in The Meadows Project here.

Four Table Topics: Local resource People Answer Your Questions —April 2016

A Walk through the Trespasser’s Garden—March  2016

Wild Ones Design With Nature Conference: Good Design Matters—February 20, 2016  See SCOS members and exhibiters at the conference.

The Changing Need of Birds in a Nature-Based Landscape — January 19, 2016


Annual Membership Meeting and Potluck with guest speaker Jennifer Vieth, Executive Director, Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center — November 2015

Collecting Seed and Propagating Native Plants — October 2015

Habitat Enhancement and Restoration Work at Washington County Parks — September 2015

Valley View Park in Oak Park Heights — August 2015

FamilyMeans 23rd Annual St. Croix Garden Tour — July 2015