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Upcoming events

    • 04/04/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Penn Lake Library - meeting room, 8800 Penn Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431

    Healthy Soils for Healthy Lawns & Landscapes:

    Want a healthier lawn and yard that needs less supplemental watering?

    Learn tips for how to encourage a deep rooting lawn that reduces the need for irrigation, fertilization and frequent mowing.

    This free class will provide a lot of how-to information for encouraging a healthy and low-input lawn and landscape.  

    The class will also provide information on how to safely and effectively capture and use rainwater in your yard, as well as tips for selecting appropriate plants based on your yard's soil, moisture and sunlight conditions.

    This class will start promptly at 6pm in the meeting room at the Penn Lake Library.  Free handouts will be provided.  

    Space is limited.  Reserve your spot now.

    • 04/19/2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 6601 Auto Club Road, Bloomington, MN 55438

    Ike's Green Reads

    MN Valley Chapter, 6601 Auto Club Road, Bloomington 55438

    Join us for our first in a series Environmental Book Discussion Groups at the Minnesota Valley Chapter (in summer months we will meet at the Bush Lake Chapter). Come prepared to discuss “The Compleat Angler” by Izaak Walton. Let’s kick off and read the book everyone has heard about, but few have read. Free eBook downloads of the book are available at: www.guttenberg.org. Order the audio book here: https://compleat-angler.naxosusa.com/ League Members get a 20% discount by entering code "1922" at checkout. Also available on Audible.

    Don’t be intimidated, it was written in the 1500s, but a lot can be learned by just skimming and focusing on excerpts that you find are meaningful to you. Bush Lake Chapter Historian, Louise Segreto, will lead the group. Coffee and healthy treats will be provided. But, feel free to bring a beverage and treats of your choice. Please RSVP in advance to Louise for a short reading guide. Be on the ground floor of deciding what our future reading list will be!

    RSVP and Questions: lmsegreto@msn.com

    • 04/21/2018
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Celebrate Spring and Earth Day at the Chapter! Join us for an afternoon of learning about Tracking & Signs.  Certified Cyber Tracker, Donnie Phyillaier, will speak about the art of wildlife tracking and signs and the Minnesota Wildlife Tracking Project. What will we find? Cool stuff, for sure! A short presentation about Earth Day and our chapter's conservation efforts will start at 1:30 followed by the tracking program at 2pm. 

    Free, all ages, and open to the Public. Please dress for the weather/conditions. Event will be held rain or shine. 

Past events

02/24/2018 Lawn Sustainability & Water Conservation
02/24/2018 2018 Watershed Summit: Conservation in Action
02/17/2018 Wild Ones Design With Nature Conference
01/20/2018 Ice Fishing at Bush Lake (Public Beach)
10/14/2017 Chapter Fall Cleanup
10/08/2017 Bush Lake Chapter Annual Meeting & 80th Anniversary
09/23/2017 Volunteer Native Planting Event
06/03/2017 Kids' Fishing Fair (Optimist Club)
05/13/2017 Spring Clean Up and New Member Orientation
05/06/2017 Restoration Volunteer Opportunity - Bloomington
04/23/2017 Earth Day Event
04/22/2017 Earth Day - March for Science Minnesota @ State Capitol
04/19/2017 Minnesota Water Action Day at the State Capitol
01/27/2017 Winter Program, Meeting and Strategic Planning - Minnesota Division Izaak Walton League
11/12/2016 Buckthorn Bust at Bush Lake Chapter Grounds
11/12/2016 "Give to the Max" Day/Week - Please Help Us with Fundraising
10/16/2016 Fall Cleanup, Potluck and Membership Annual Meeting
09/21/2016 Help Protect Ike's Creek (near MOA) with your comments
07/17/2016 Volunteer Native Planting Event Day 2-Sunday July 17
07/16/2016 Volunteer Native Planting Event Day 1-Saturday July 16
06/12/2016 Intro To Kayaking
06/05/2016 Protect Our Turtles Program
06/04/2016 Kids' Fishing Fair (Optimist Club)
05/07/2016 Spring Clean Up
04/06/2016 Ikes and Friends Day at the Capitol
04/02/2016 Izaak Walton's Birthday Party- Potluck and Orientation
03/12/2016 2016 Wetlands & Watersheds Summit
02/20/2016 Water-Smart Landscaping Tips - presentation
02/20/2016 Chapter Info Booth at Bloomington Home Improvement Fair (Bloomington City Hall)
02/20/2016 Wild Ones Design with Nature Conference (in St. Paul)
01/31/2016 Chapter Open House & Tour - Bloomington Winter Fete
01/30/2016 Winter Program, Meeting and Strategic Planning - Minnesota Division Izaak Walton League
11/07/2015 Buckthorn Bust at Bush Lake Chapter Grounds
10/25/2015 Fall Cleanup, Member Annual Meeting, Potluck and Program
08/22/2015 Protect Our Pollinators Field Day
08/16/2015 Paddle To Save the Boundary Waters Event Bush Lake
07/19/2015 Volunteer Native Planting Event Day 2-Sunday July 19
07/18/2015 Volunteer Native Planting Event Day 1-Saturday July 18
05/09/2015 Protect Our Pollinators! Free Workshop
05/03/2015 Spring Clean Up- Potluck- Turtle Program
03/22/2015 Izaak Walton's Birthday Party- Member Renewal Day
02/21/2015 Wild Ones Design with Nature Conference (in Minneapolis)
02/21/2015 2015 Wetlands & Watersheds Summit
02/14/2015 Raingardens and Beyond
01/23/2015 Winter Meeting and Boundary Waters Program- Minnesota Division Izaak Walton League
11/22/2014 Buckthorn Bust at Bush Lake Chapter Grounds
11/12/2014 Wild Ones Prairie Edge Chapter Climate Change in MN Forests
11/11/2014 Climate Parents/Grandparents Meeting w/ Senator Franzen
10/25/2014 Fall Cleanup, Program, and Annual Meeting
09/20/2014 Bloomington Heritage Days and Open House
09/06/2014 Minneapolis Monarch Festival
07/18/2014 Shoreland Planting - Volunteer Planters Needed
05/17/2014 Aqua per Capita
05/17/2014 Solar Boat Regatta
05/03/2014 Bush Lake Chapter Spring Cleanup
02/22/2014 Water-Smart Landscaping Tips - presentation
02/22/2014 Design with Nature Conference (in Plymouth)
02/22/2014 Chapter Info Booth (at Bloomington City Hall)
02/22/2014 2014 Watershed Summit: New Management Strategies & Targets for Water Quality & Quantity (in Bloomington)
12/04/2013 Public Input Needed - Recycling & Trash Management Plan (at Bloomington City Hall)
11/09/2013 Buckthorn Bust at Bush Lake Chapter Grounds
11/05/2013 Bloomington City Council Elections
10/26/2013 Fall Cleanup at Chapter Grounds & Potluck
10/12/2013 Hands-on Conservation: Pond Dakota Park (Bloomington)
10/06/2013 Potluck & Presentation: Community Solar Gardens (Policy & Implementation)
10/06/2013 2013 Chapter Annual Membership Meeting
09/28/2013 Bloomington Sustainability Fair
09/21/2013 Celebration of Gordy Bratsch's Life
09/18/2013 Water-Smart Landscaping Info Booth (Donaldson Green Fair)
09/07/2013 Minneapolis Monarch Festival- Booth Attendents
07/27/2013 Bloomington Sustainable Garden Tour
07/16/2013 Water Use: Cutting-Edge Water Conservation Forum
06/29/2013 Shoreland Planting - Volunteer Planters Needed
06/04/2013 Water-Smart Landscaping Class
05/18/2013 Solar Regatta - Lake Phalen
05/04/2013 Spring Cleanup at Chapter Grounds
04/30/2013 Greening Your Congregation - Free Leadership Workshop!
04/27/2013 Hands-on Conservation: Restoring Ike's Creek / Trout Stream (near MOA)
04/20/2013 Celebrate Earth Day with the Bush Lake Chapter
02/23/2013 2013 Watershed Solutions Summit - Policy to Action (in Bloomington)
01/20/2013 IWLA Mn Division - Winter Board of Directors' Meeting
01/19/2013 Presentation & Discussion: Environmental Issues & Priorities in the 2013 Minnesota Legislature
01/19/2013 IWLA Mn Division - Winter Strategic Planning Meeting
12/13/2012 Bloomington "MinneSolar" Workshop
10/14/2012 Fall Cleanup at Chapter Grounds & Potluck
09/27/2012 A Conversation on Climate Change
09/19/2012 Guest Presentation: Utah's Red Rock Canyonlands
09/16/2012 2012 Chapter Annual Membership Meeting
04/26/2012 Living with Shoreland Workshop
04/19/2012 Water-Smart Landscaping Presentation
03/17/2012 Water-Smart Landscaping Presentation (in Eden Prairie)
03/17/2012 Watershed Summit (in Bloomington)
03/15/2012 Guest Presentation: Utah's Red Rock Canyonlands
03/11/2012 Winter Recreation Event / Izaak Walton's Birthday Party
02/25/2012 Water-Smart Landscaping Presentation
02/25/2012 Design with Nature Conference (in Plymouth)
02/25/2012 Chapter Info Booth (at Bloomington City Hall)
02/11/2012 Buckthorn Bust at Bush Lake Chapter Grounds
09/18/2011 2011 Chapter Annual Membership Meeting
05/07/2011 Living Green Expo - Chapter Info Booth / Public Outreach
04/30/2011 Spring Cleanup at Chapter Grounds
02/26/2011 Design with Nature Conference
02/20/2011 Chapter Social / Izaak Walton's 418th Birthday Party!
01/22/2011 Sigurd Olson, the Boundary Waters and the National Wilderness Movement
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