YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT THE FRIENDS OF THE ROOT RIVER!
DONATIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH NOVEMBER 16TH at https://givemn.org/organization/friends-of-the-root-river-inc-20151109111634.
Of course you can always donate via our donation page.
Considering our water resources at the watershed scale. Your financial support helps Friends of the Root River accomplish the following goals by funding programming and educational materials.
Friends of the Root River Host Program about the Root River Field to Stream Partnership Nov. 15th in Harmony
The Friends of the Root River (FORR) will hold its 2017 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 15th at the Old Legion Hall, 35 1st Ave NW, Harmony. Anyone interested in learning more about the non-profit organization is invited to attend. The evening’s program will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a light meal served starting at 6:30 before the program begins. Kevin Kuehner, soil scientist with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, will present information about the Root River Field to Stream Partnership, an eight-year ongoing study in three sub-watersheds of the Root River designed to help southeastern Minnesota farmers and policy-makers better understand the relationship between agricultural practices and water quality (www.mda.state.mn.us/cwf/rrpartnership). The program is open and free to the general public.
Fillmore SWCD is hosting a Prairie walk in Chatfield on Tuesday, August 8 at the Savanna Spring Nature Area from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. A light supper is provided at 5:30 with the walking tour scheduled for 6:00 p.m. The nature area is north of town on east side of Hwy 52 next to the Chatfield High School football field. Park in the school parking lot.
Wednesday, July 26
Forestry Field Day at Forestville State Park sponsored by Fillmore County Soil and Water Conservation District. There will be a light supper at 5:30 p.m. followed by a program at 6:00 p.m. This year’s program: Using Fire for Vegetation Management (without calling 911). Learn the benefits of using fire for vegetation management from local forestry experts on a guided tour at Forestville State Park. Parking passes provided at no charge.
Directions: 4 miles south of Hwy 16 on CR-5, then 2 miles east on CR-118. Picnic area is ¾ mile beyond the park ranger station. The bridge on the east side of the park is closed. Please enter from CR-5.
Annie Hejny is a contemporary artist who uses river water, earth and pigment as a base for her paintings. She will be a resident artist in Lanesboro for the month of August. She invites us to join in creation. Here is her schedule:
Saturday, August 12
Community River Water Harvest & Painting & Event at Gateway Park from 10am – Noon
Thursday, August 17
The Spirit of the Root River in Words and Color: a reflective workshop will take place in the upper level studio space of the St. Mane Theatre 5 – 7pm
Saturday, August 26
A Capstone Art & Poetry Presentation at the Lanesboro Museum’s outdoor porch 6 – 8pm (Rain site tba)
Saturday, September 2
An Artist Demonstration and Farewell Discussion at Lanesboro Arts Gallery 1 – 4pm
(more event information: https://lanesboroarts.org/annie-hejny/)
Friends of the Root River will host a program on Citizen Stream Monitoring on Wednesday, July 12 in Preston at the trailhead by the historic grain elevator on the east side of town. We will gather at 6:00 p.m. for a light potluck at the picnic shelter. At 6:30p.m., Laurie Sovell from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Citizen Stream Monitoring Program will demonstrate the simple stream monitoring procedures used by citizens all over the state with your hands-on participation and will answer questions about this program.