In 2018 we continued to work towards enhancing public green spaces in Scandia. We hosted three talks in Scandia, including a citizen science program, and we partnered with the Marine Community Library on two other presentations.
Our group furthered our work with the city staff to move Scandia forward in the Green Steps City program, and Scandia is now a certified Step 2 GreenStep City! More information on this program is available at the Minnesota GreenStep Cities website.
We continue to work with the city on ensuring that the Pollinator Friendly Ordinance we passed in 2016 is honored. The ordinance that the council passed unanimously prevents the use of bee and butterfly harming neonicotinoid pesticides and requires that city plantings use native plants and avoid other pesticides whenever possible.