Wayzata’s Big Woods Anniversary Event Set for Sept. 25
The four organizations that came together to preserve the 14-acre Wayzata Big Woods in 2004 are planning a 10th anniversary event from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 25.
According to a city release, the event will feature a tour of the woods, tours of The Retreat, a French horn quartet, hors d’oeuvres and a short program at 5:30 p.m. at Big Woods.
The four organizations that collectively preserved the Big Woods are: the City of Wayzata, which purchased the majority of the property; The Retreat, which purchased the center of the property and restored the historic house there; the Trust for Public Land, which facilitated the process; and the Minnesota Land Trust, which holds a permanent conservation easement on the property. In addition, more than 250 private donors contributed a total of $1.6 million to complete the purchase of the property, according to the release.
The Wayzata Big Woods, a rare urban remnant of the historic Big Woods that once covered a large swath of Minnesota and the Eastern United States, is a public park co-located with The Retreat recovery center at 1221 Wayzata Blvd., directly east of Colonial Square in Wayzata.
The event is free and open to the public.
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