Past Events

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Kathy Widin: An Invitation to Landscape With Native Plants: Getting Started  — May 15, 2018

Jason Husveth — Rare Plants of Northern Washington County Within the St. Croix River Valley — April 17, 2018

Establishing and Restoring Prairies for Native Plants and Wild Bees: Researching what drives success — Julia Brokaw, Cariveau Bee Lab, University of Minnesota — March 20, 2018

     Here are two good resources from the meeting:

     Plants for MN Bees  — a program handout from the U of MN Bee Lab

     Building and Managing Bee Hotels for Wild Bees –speaker Julia Brokaw referenced this


The “Minnesota Wildflowers” website and its’ creators, Katy Chayka and Peter Dziuk — January 16, 2018


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

Kathy Widin: Managing Native Trees & Woodlands for Tree Selection, Health Threats, Wildlife, and Risk Prevention –October 17, 2017

Malcolm & Rosemary MacFarlane: Native Northern Orchids –September 9, 2017

2017 Landscape Revival: Native Plant Expo & Market — June 3, 2017

 Heather Holm, author of  BEES: An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide –May 16, 2017

Lynn Steiner, author of  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 

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

2016 Landscape Revival Native Plant Expo & Market — June 4, 2016

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

Tour of Brown’s Creek Trail — May 14, 2016

FILM: “Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home” — April 30, 2016 

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

Local artist and printmaker Emily Gray Koehler:  A Walk Through the Trespasser’s Garden—March  2016

2016 Wild Ones Design With Nature Conference: Good Design Matters—February 20, 2016  

Joe Sausen: 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 5, 2015

Andy Weaver, local educator and environmentalist: Collecting Seed and Propagating Native Plants — October 1, 2015

Dan MacSwain, Natural Resources Coordinator for Washington County Parks: Habitat Enhancement and Restoration Work at Washington County Parks — September 3, 2015

Kathy Widin: Tour of Valley View Park in Oak Park Heights — August 16, 2015

FamilyMeans 23rd Annual St. Croix Garden Tour — July 10 – 11, 2015

2015 Landscape Revival: Native Plant Expo & Market — June 6, 2015