Regional Park Friends

February 7, 2020

Friends of Scandia Parks Year in Review – Newsletter

From Friends of Scandia Parks & Trails In This Issue 2019 Highlights Educational Programs Park Stewardship GreenSteps City 2020 Vision Board Leadership Changes Photo by: Karen Schik Click to view Go to friends' main page
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A number of folks plant prairie plants in a flower bed
November 15, 2019

Eagle Scout Creates Two Canoe-In Campsites at Chester Woods Park

From Friends of Chester Woods It's no longer necessary to travel all the way to the Boundary Waters to experience primitive camping with your canoe. On a Saturday in September 2019, Preston Satzke along with family and friends installed two canoe in campsites on the ...
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boy scouts pose with a campsite sign
November 14, 2019

Creative Income for Chester Woods Park

From Friends of Chester Woods When the Friends of Chester Woods board was considering possible projects for generating income and enhancing the park, a Friends volunteer, Georgia Northdurf, came up with the idea of having private watercraft racks available for rent. We immediately realized that ...
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Kayak and canoe storage
October 3, 2019

Friends of Oxbow Newsletter

From Friends of Oxbow In This Issue Save the Date for Zoodazzle 50th Birthday Party recap New Cougar TerraLoco Challenge Board Member Spotlight Photo by: Ashley Pethan/P&TC Click to View Go to friends' main page
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snowy creek with animal tracks on bank
August 29, 2019

Fall Festival at Anderson Park on Sept. 21

From Friends of Anderson Park Anderson Park’s 10th Annual Fall Festival is happening on Saturday, September 21! Both old and new activities are planned, with something for everyone:  live animals, a climbing hill, a climbing wall, a wetland plant tour, canoeing/kayaking, new spotting scopes on ...
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Overlooking Horseleg Lake adjacent to land P&TCM acquire for the park
July 18, 2019

Help Guide the Future of Anderson Park

From Friends of Anderson Park - The Isanti County Parks Department is preparing an updated master plan for Irving and John Anderson Park. Recently, the county purchased an additional 236 acres of land along Horseshoe and Horseleg Lakes. With the additional parkland, there are new ...
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Isanti Co Anderson Park boardwalk
July 18, 2019

Pollinator Survey – Butterflies, Beetles, and Bees, Oh My!

From Friends of Scandia Parks & Trails Sunday, August 11, 10am-12pm Join us for a special event at William O'Brien State Park where you'll learn to identify and survey our fascinating native pollinators! No experience needed. Friends of Scandia Parks & Trails is partnering with the MN DNR to ...
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Bee on purple flower
May 30, 2019

Friends of Scandia to Implement Pollinator Projects this Summer

From Friends of Scandia Parks and Trails As summer begins, the Friends of Scandia Parks & Trails embarks on a number of projects to continue improving pollinator habitat, engage local community members, and advance support for parks and trails. Pollinator Planting Management The 1-acre native ...
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Two women take a quick break from clearing buckthorn
May 6, 2019

Behind the scenes insights from Friends of Bertram

Friends of Bertram is an active group that organizes and supports a number of events and projects at Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park each year. We'll dive behind the scenes to better understand some of their strategies (and challenges) around membership, project coordination, and ...
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May 6, 2019

2019 Events with Friends of Bertram

From Friends of Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park Check out some of the exciting events happening this year! The Friends of Bertram puts together some of their own events and also supports some other events put on at the park. Open House with Membership ...
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Kids sit along the rocks by the path
April 15, 2019

2019 Events at Anderson Park: Bird Hike, Plant Exchange, Fall Festival

From Friends of Anderson Park Anderson Park is a haven for migratory birds. This area has the highest concentration of species of special concern in the Isanti County. Spring Bird Hike Saturday, May 11; 7:30am-9:30am Join two local birding experts for a hike in the ...
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April 9, 2019

Fat bikes and groomed winter trails at Chester Woods Park

From Friends of Chester Woods Are you a fan of fat biking on winter trails? New this winter at Chester Woods Park, friends members were able to pack about 11 miles of multi-use winter trails! Of those, about 8 miles have also been specially groomed ...
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Winter wonderland with a deer on the trail
April 9, 2019

Friends of Scandia 2019 Spring Speaker Series

From Friends of Scandia Parks & Trails Friends of Scandia Parks & Trails announces its spring 2019 season of speakers. Events are open to the public. For more information contact Janie O'Connor (651) 481-3152 or Friends of Scandia members Building Resiliency to Climate Change ...
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Native yellow sunflowers in a field
February 4, 2019

Friends of Chester Woods

Parks & Trails Council is proud to partner with this independent friends group.Parks & Trails Council cannot accept donations on behalf of this friends group. Friends of Chester Woods Mission Support the educational, environmental, and recreational goals of Chester Woods Park. Friends Since 2009 Website ...
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Chester Woods Park sign
January 31, 2019

Meet Friends of Oxbow

From Friends of Oxbow Large bends in rivers are often called “oxbows” due to their resemblance to oxen harnesses. Because of that, the oxbow around the main picnic area of the park inspired the park’s name when the first 465 acres of land were purchased ...
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Snowman and lighted arch for winter event