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,

photo by Burt Levy

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

Field Trip

Please join us for a field trip!

Date: Friday, August 14
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Foster Cemetery, River Falls, WI

Zach Stewart, UW-River Falls conservation student and TPE intern, is implementing a biological inventory at Foster prairie. During the field trip he will show us the permanent inventory plots he has set up to be used for long-term monitoring.

Zach begins his sampling during the week and hopes that some of you can help.

Directions: We will meet at the River Falls Wastewater Treatment plant.

From North Main Street in River Falls, turn west at the stop light onto West Maple Street.
Proceed approx. 9 blocks on Maple.
Turn south on Apollo Road (there is a sign on a pole directing to the RF Waste water treat plant). Proceed south to the plant gate.

Prairie Days!

August 22, 2015

Willow River State Park, Hudson, WI

"Prairie Days is being organized by TPE members across three states in 11 chapters for their local communities," said TPE Executive Director Chris Kirkpatrick. "The event is both regional and local all at once. While each chapter will create their own, unique, schedule and programming, the message will be the same:


8:30 am - 10:30 am

Jack Rasmussen demonstrates Buckthorn Management beside Nature Center

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Adult prairie walk south of park office

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Family prairie walk south of park office

10:30 am - Noon

Exhibits open outside Nature Center

11:00 am - Noon

Dr. Stanley Temple in Nature Center
"Aldo Leopold: Phenology and Climate Change"

Exhibits, vendors, games at Nature Center!

  • Red-tailed hawk
  • Snakes!
  • Ducks on Stick
  • Crafts!
  • Zap board game
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Bingo
  • Prairie firefighting equipment and squirt game

Our partners in Prairie Days 2015

  • Friends of St Croix Watershed Management District
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (Baldwin)
  • Friends of Willow River State Park
  • Kinnickinnic State Parks, Inc.
  • St. Croix Valley Bird Club
  • Gaylord Nelson Audubon Chapter
  • Prairie Restorations, Inc.
  • For more information contact Evanne Hunt at 715-381-1291 or

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