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Regional Park Friends

Overlooking Horseleg Lake adjacent to land P&TCM acquire for the park
August 29, 2019
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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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Isanti Co Anderson Park boardwalk
July 18, 2019
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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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Bee on purple flower
July 18, 2019
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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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Two women take a quick break from clearing buckthorn
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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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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Kids sit along the rocks by the path
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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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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Winter wonderland with a deer on the trail
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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Native yellow sunflowers in a field
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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Chester Woods Park sign
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 Website Facebook Friends of Chester WoodsEvents Moonlight Paddle & HikeSat, Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm September 14, 2019 8pm-9:30pm Load more Submit an ...
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Snowman and lighted arch for winter event
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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Oxbow 2018 tree cookie
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 Website Facebook Friends of OxbowEvents January 31, 2019Meet Friends of Oxbow Load more Submit a story Meet Another Friends Group
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group picture in the woods
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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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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