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,
Chair
715-381-1291

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.

Chapter Meeting

Please join us for a chapter meeting!

Date: Wednesday, February 25
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm
Location: Room 219, Hudson Public Library, 700 First Street, Hudson WI

Agenda (subject to change):

Report from latest TPE Board of Directors Meeting (January 20)
TPE Conference in Stevens Point reminder
2015 Prairie Days status
Membership drive status
Open chapter leadership positions: secretary and treasurer
Next work day is Saturday, February 28 in River Falls New business

  • SCVBC International 2015 Migratory Bird Day (May 2)
  • Earth Day at Camp St. Croix (April 19)
  • Garden U (March 21)

Next meeting: March 25 at UW-RF

Chapter Work Days

Please join us this winter as we continue maintenance on our project sites. All work days start at 10:00 am. Come for 1, 2, 3, or 4 hours -- any time you can spare is appreciated!

Sat., February 14 - Foster Conservation Area for Valentine's /day
Sat., February 28 - Alexander Oak Savanna
Sat., March 14 - Site to be determined by the weather (Rx Burns? prepare fire breaks?)
Sat., March 28 - Multiple sites depending on weather (Rx Burns? prepare fire breaks?)
Sat., April TBD - Prescribed burn season. Multiple sites and dates depending on the weather

Check the website or call Wayne (715-222-6910) to confirm the date and location. Changes are possible because of weather.

What is a frost planting?

Frost seeding is broadcasting the seed on frozen ground. As the ground freezes and thaws, it opens and closes allowing the seed to be incorporated into the soil. This keeps the seed from germinating until there is a good moisture supply early in the spring.





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