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.
Join us at 7PM on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the United Methodist Church in Lanesboro for a talk by Prof. Kamyar Enshayan on how we can protect our waterways by avoiding the use of common lawn weedkillers. Kamyar is the Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Education at the University of Northern Iowa. This is sure to be an informative talk to learn how turf weedkillers are toxic to our children and rivers and what we can do about it.
A potluck supper precedes the talk. Please bring a dish & join us @ 6pm.
This event is sponsored by Lanesboro Landscape Improvers and Friends of the Root River.
6pm - Potluck
7pm - Talk by Prof. Kamyar Enshayan
Lanesboro United Methodist Church
507 Parkway Ave S,
Lanesboro, MN 55949
Call Anna Loney at 507-467-2171
Friends of the Root River and Eagle Bluff are partnering up to sponsor a brush haul and bonfire event to learn about land restoration and take part in a restoration project at Eagle Bluff. Lunch and a bonfire are included. The event takes place on Saturday, April 22nd, 9am to 1pm.
Find more information or sign up at: www.eagle-bluff.org. Click on EVENTS or call Joe at 507-696-7017/ 507-467-2437.
You can download the flyer here.