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Regional Park Friends

May 30, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 friendsscandiaparks@gmail.com. Friends of Scandia members Building Resiliency to Climate Change ...
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Native yellow sunflowers in a field
February 4, 2019
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Friends of Chester Woods

Friends of Chester Woods Mission Support the educational, environmental, and recreational goals of Chester Woods Park. Friends Since 2009 Friends' Website Friends on Facebook News from the Friends November 30, 2018Friends of Chester Woods finds a unique way to raise money Load more Submit a ...
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Chester Woods Park sign
January 31, 2019
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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
January 31, 2019
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Friends of Oxbow

Friends of Oxbow Mission Support the educational, environmental, and recreational goals of Oxbow Park. Friends Since 1982 Friends' Website Friends on Facebook News from the Friends
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Oxbow 2018 tree cookie
January 22, 2019
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2018: A Busy Year for Friends of Scandia Parks and Trails

From Friends of Scandia Parks and Trails 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 ...
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group picture in the woods
November 30, 2018
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Friends of Chester Woods finds a unique way to raise money

From Friends of Chester Woods While the Friends of Chester Woods has a strong membership base, we struggle to grow that membership. The main reason we believe people are reluctant to become members is because park visitors must pay to enter the park. Because of this ...
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October 3, 2018
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Color Me Fall Event at Bertram Chain of Lakes Park

A fun, fall event took place last weekend at Bertram Chain of Lakes Park with family-friendly activities like hay rides, fall crafts, archery, s'more-making, and more!
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January 8, 2018
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Friends of Scandia Activities in 2017

From Friends of Scandia Parks and Trails In 2017, Friends of Scandia implemented a number of initiatives, including educational programs, supporting Scandia Parks, and participating in events. See below for a quick review. Educational Programs Our activities for 2017 were focused on three educational programs. ...
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December 18, 2017
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Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission announces Legacy Grant Recommendations for FY19

By The Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission The Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission was established in 2013 to carry out system planning and provide recommendations to the legislature for grants funded by the Legacy Parks and Trails fund to counties and ...
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sunset over lake
July 7, 2017
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Friends of Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park

Friends of Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park Mission Provide grassroots support for efforts to conserve the Bertram Chain of Lakes as a regional park and recreational area for the public to enjoy, and as an irreplaceable natural and community resource for current and future ...
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