Wayzata’s Big Woods Anniversary Event Set for Sept. 25

In Blog, Community News, Press Release on September 23, 2014 by Community Expert Team
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.

Read the full release here.

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This local update courtesy of your Wayzata Community Expert.

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