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

Chapter Meeting Minutes:
December 2011
January 2012 - canceled; no quorum
Chapter Goals for 2012
February 2012
March 2012
April 2012
May 9 2012
June 13 2012
July - no meeting
August 8 2012
September 12 2012
October 10 2012
November 28 2012
December 2012 - No Meeting
January 9 2013
February 13
March 13
April 10
May 8
June 12 - No Meeting (field trip instead)
July 10
August 14 - Joint meeting in New Richmond with Friends and Bird Club
September 11 (canceled because of Prairie Days)
October 9 (canceled)
November 13 (canceled)
December 10

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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 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., January 31 - Alexander Oak Savanna
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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