The Prairie Enthusiasts

St. Croix Valley Chapter

St. Croix, Pierce, Polk counties in Wisconsin and Washington county in Minnesota

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Evanne Hunt,
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We would love to see your pictures of our sites. This is also good place to ask questions about prairies, TPE, and plants.

The Prairie Enthusiasts differ from other conservation groups in its sole dedication to the preservation of the last remaining pieces of the once vast, now endangered, prairies and savannas of the Upper Midwest through land protection and management. We emphasize boots-on-the-ground, hands-on, activities such as seed collecting, buckthorn management, invasive tree removal, and prescribed burnings.

Work Days

Date: Saturday, February 13

Time: 10:00 until 2:00 pm. Come for 1, 2, 3, or 4 hours; we appreciate whatever time you can contribute.

Location: Foster Conservation Area

Bring: Work gloves, drinking water.
It is quite a hike back to the area we will work so wear good footwear. Wear work cloths as cinders from the fire usually burn small holes in coats.

TPE will provide hot dogs for roasting over the bonfire and refreshments from Rush River Brewing. There will also be cookies, trail mix, and mulled wine. Feel free to bring your own lunch.

Directions:

Meet at River Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant.

From North Main Street in River Falls, turn west at the stoplight onto West Maple Street.
Proceed about 9 blocks on West Maple.
Turn south on Apollo Road (look for the sign on a pole directing to the REF Waste water treat plant).
Proceed south to the plant gate.


Date: Saturday, February 27

Time: 10:00 until 2:00 pm. Come for 1, 2, 3, or 4 hours; we appreciate whatever time you can contribute.

Location: Alexander Oak Savanna

Bring: Work gloves, drinking water.
It is quite a hike back to the area we will work so wear good footwear. Wear work cloths as cinders from the fire usually burn small holes in coats.

TPE will provide hot dogs for roasting over the bonfire and refreshments from Rush River Brewing. There will also be cookies, trail mix, and mulled wine. Feel free to bring your own lunch.

Directions:

From the Junction of State Hwy 65 & State Hwy 29:
Go south on Hwy 65 1.5 miles to 770th Ave
Turn left on 770th Ave
If it snows, park at River Falls Township Hall (on corner)
We will walk to site from here. (Just across the hwy)

If it doesn't snow and you know where the gravel pit is, you can park there.


Date: Saturday, March 12

Time: 10:00 until 2:00 pm. Come for 1, 2, 3, or 4 hours; we appreciate whatever time you can contribute.

Depending on the weather:

  • If it snows, we will work at Foster.
  • If it does not snow, we will clear fire breaks at multiple sites.

Directions: TBD


Date: March 1 - April 15

Prescribed burns at Blueberry Hill, Foster Conservation Area, Covelli property, Alexander property, Foster Hill


Details on Facebook, website, and sent by email.
https://www.facebook.com/TPESCV/
http://www.theprairieenthusiasts.org/chapter/stcroix/stcroix.html

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Hope to see you there!

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