St. Croix Valley
St. Croix Chapter is located in an area that at one time included large dry prairies. Today there are small remnants that still contain some uncommon plants associated with those historic prairies. Our chapter works on a few of these, visits others to appreciate what is left, and educates folks on fire-dependent ecosystems.
The St. Croix chapter covers Pierce, Polk and St. Croix Counties in Wisconsin. We invite you to join us!
All meetings are at the River Falls Public Library in the Board Room at 6:30 pm. Look for future dates soon. Everyone is welcome at the monthly meeting of the St. Croix Valley chapter of TPE.
Date: Tues, Mar 19
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: River Falls Public Library, Board Room (140 Union St, River Falls, WI)
Annual conference (Mar 2) recap
Board meeting (Mar 3) recap
St. Croix River Association meetings:
- St. Croix Summit (Feb 28) recap
- Environmental Organizations' Education Collaboration meeting (Mar 5) recap
Garden U (Mar 16) recap
Kinni Watershed Partnership (Mar 18) meeting recap
Land management plans
- Rocky Branch
Request from KRLT for technical assistance on restoration at Trumpeter Swan Preserve.
See you on Tuesday!
Rare plant monitoring training class
The WI DNR is offering a training class in River Falls on March 30. This cool program gives plant enthusiasts an opportunity to conduct surveys for rare plants around the state. The information you collect is used to assess plant population trends during state and national conservation efforts.
Program participants are trained in surveying techniques, including how to accurately estimate large plant populations, assess habitat condition, and use GPS coordinates to locate and mark rare plant populations. Plant identification training will not be provided.
Learn more here: http://wiatri.net/inventory/rareplants/index.cfm
Sign up for the class here: http://wiatri.net/inventory/rareplants/volunteer/training.cfm
Don't wait too long; sessions fill up quickly.
All work parties (and they are parties!) start at 10:00 am and last until 2:00 pm. However, you are welcome to come for 1 hour, 2 hours, etc. Whatever time you can volunteer is appreciated.
No work days scheduled at this time. There is 18-20 inches of snow and it is hard to walk back to the sites. Stay tuned.
Questions? Contact Evanne at 715-381-1291. Hope to see you there!
Ginny and Joe helped the kids make seed bombs at Camp St. Croix for Earth Day.
Mike P, Wayne, Alex, Mike M, and Jim B pulled five bags of garlic mustard at Foster Conservation Area for "Clean Up the Kinni Day".