This Year Enjoy Guided Nature Walks and Workshops in Minnetonka

In Blog, Community News, Events, Things to Do on April 15, 2013 by Community Expert Team
This Year Enjoy Guided Nature Walks and Workshops in Minnetonka

Enjoy Guided Nature Walks in Minnetonka

This year, Minnetonka’s natural resource division staff are excited to offer a series of workshops and plant walks for you can participate in! There will also be other workshops offered through various community organizations.

These activities are FREE and you can register for workshops and plant walks by visiting the Natural Resource Workshops page or call 952.988.8400 for more information.

The guided plant walks will take place in a Minnetonka park where native habitat restoration is underway. You will walk with the city’s best restoration specialist and learn about recent restoration activities. You will also look for and identify wildflowers where buckthorn has been removed, and see some now-uncommon woody species that are being restored. Discuss the importance of a diversity of native plant species for the native insect pollinators and songbirds, and identify some of the invasive “bad guys.”

  • Walks are held rain or shine. Wear appropriate outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear.
  • Recommended equipment: water bottle, binoculars and notebook.
  • Meet at location specified in table.

RSVP is required and limited to 15 for each walk. Call Minnetonka Public Works at 952.988.8400 or register online.

Here is a list of all the upcoming schedule events.

2013 Schedule: Eco Walks and Talks
Date Time Event Location
April 18 6–8:30 p.m. Water Smart Landscaping Eden Prairie Community Education, Central Middle School, Rm. 405 $9,www.epcommunityed.org
May 2 6:30–8 p.m. Garlic Mustard #1 Community Room, Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Boulevard
May 8 6–8:30 p.m. Aquatic Invasive Workshop Hosted by the city of Eden Prairie at the Eden Prairie Outdoor
May 9 5:30–7 p.m. Plant Walk #1 Purgatory Park, Park on Stodola Rd. Meet at dead end circle (west of 17124 Stodola Rd.)
May 16 5:30–7 p.m. Plant Walk #2 Jidana Park, Meet at parking lot, 3333 Jidana Lane
May 18 8:30–11 a.m. Spring Bird Walk Lone Lake Park, Meet at north parking lot, 5624 Shady Oak Road
May 22 5–7 p.m. Arbor Month Planting Kinsel Park, 14017 Kinsel Rd. (see May Minnetonka Memo)
May 23 6:30–8 p.m. Garlic Mustard #2 Community Room, Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Boulevard
May 30 5:30–7 p.m. Plant Walk #3 Hilloway Park, 12415 Hilloway Rd. West, park south side of street only.
June 5 3–7 p.m. Native Plant Market & Eco Fun Fest Minnetonka City Hall parking lot, 14600 Minnetonka Boulevard (see MayMinnetonka Memo)
June 5 5–6 p.m. Plant Walk #4 Civic Center “marsh woods”, Activity at Native Plant Market & Eco Fun Fest
June 12 6:30–8 p.m. Garlic Mustard #3 Community Room, Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Boulevard
Sept. 19 6:30–8:30 p.m. Buckthorn Workshop #2 Minnehaha Room, Minnetonka City Hall, 14600 Minnetonka Boulevard
Oct. 10 6:30–8:30 p.m. Buckthorn Workshop #3 Minnehaha Room, Minnetonka City Hall, 14600 Minnetonka Boulevard

 

 

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