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Regional Park Friends

otter creek
May 31, 2017
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Otter Creek – The Life Line of the Park

Otter Creek begins in the southwest swamp area of Birch Lake. There may be other minor sources but it is hard to tell. It begins and passes through the land that in 1879 belonged to Juilia Bertram, wife of George Bertram. It should be noted that George Bertram died in 1879, leaving this land and several plots of land on West River Street to his wife.
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Swallowtail butterfly on a flower
January 26, 2017
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Friends of Scandia Parks and Trails

Friends of Scandia Parks and Trails Mission Protect and enhance the parks, trails, open space and natural areas in the City of Scandia. Friends Since 2008 Website Facebook Online Donation Page Friends of Scandia Parks and TrailsEvents February 7, 2020Friends of Scandia Parks Year in ...
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Bee on purple flower
February 16, 2016
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Friends of Scandia Parks and Trails look to make city pollinator friendly

From Forest Lake Times Members of the Friends of Scandia Parks and Trails are trying to make the city more desirable for pollinating bugs, such as butterflies and bees.
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hiker in winter on boardwalk
December 28, 2015
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Friends of Anderson Park

Friends of Anderson Park Mission Preserve the natural beauty and primitive nature of the park and assist Isanti County with its planning, development and maintenance of facilities. Friends Since 2008 FacebookPicnic shelter the Friends Group helped buildBoardwalk at Anderson Park, built with the help of ...
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hiker in winter on boardwalk
October 1, 2015
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Banding together to save a natural gem

Anderson Park in Isanti County is an almost perfect example of what can be accomplished when a family, a government body and a group of willing and active volunteers come together.In 2007, the Anderson family began talking to Isanti County about selling their 174-acre farm to the county.
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June 4, 2014
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Our park continues to grow

A $3.8 million, 164-acre acquisition successfully closed on June 5, 2014, bringing the park total to 721 acres. The purchase was made possible with $2.2 million in grant funding and additional match funding from Wright County and the City of Monticello.
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November 5, 2009
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New Organization with Big Plans

Scandia, 25 miles northeast of St. Paul, is a relatively new city—incorporated in January 2007—with an even newer Friends organization. Friends of Scandia Parks and Trails elected its first board of directors just this past January. “I happened to be on the city’s park and ...
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