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.
|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|