January 20, 2015 Meeting

Second Annual Native Plant Winter Sowing and Seed Exchange

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 
7 pm - 8:45 pm
(socializing and setup begins at 6:30 pm)
Wood Lake Nature Center, Richfield, MN

Join us for the second annual native plant seed exchange and winter seed sowing project.

If you have harvested seed from your garden bring some to share (make sure it's marked with common and Latin name). If you have been saving containers (clean empty large size yogurt container with lid, etc.) bring as many as you want, we will also have containers for anyone who needs them. You can take home your planting and later in the year you will have seedlings to transplant into your garden.

Wild Ones member, Carmen Simonet will walk us through the steps of harvesting and sowing native seeds.

Next Meeting November 18, 2014

Annual Potluck, Election of Officers, and Presentation

Celebrate our local Wild Ones community by sharing food, electing officers for 2015 and listening to the presentation Working for Water.

Please bring a dish to share. If you can, come early to help set-up or stay late to help clean-up. Looking forward to seeing you at this favorite fall program!

Working For Water
Speaker: Peggy Knapp, Freshwater Society
Non-point source pollution is the single greatest threat to the health of Minnesota’s waters. Everything on city streets flows to our water- bacteria, salt, litter, sediment, fertilizer. Increasingly large volumes of polluted runoff reach our lakes and rivers faster, carrying ever larger pollutant loads, and causing flooding downstream. Reducing urban runoff is a watershed-scale problem that requires a whole-community effort.  In 2012, the Freshwater Society partnered with Minnehaha Creek Watershed District to launch the Master Water Stewards program. Funded by a Clean Water Grant, the Master Water Stewards program recruits, educates and certifies community leaders who work to increase water infiltration on private properties an educate neighbors about practices, and decisions that reduce runoff.  In this presentation, Peggy Knapp will lead an exploration of a variety of ways we can all work for water.

Peggy Knapp is the Director of Programs at the Freshwater Society, where she oversees civic engagement initiatives, including the Master Water Stewards program.

Tuesday, 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
(socializing and setup begins at 6:30 pm)