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Big Bumblebee ID
Saturday, July 29, 9-11 am
Monarch City, West Minnehaha Recreation Center, 685 W Minnehaha Ave

Bee on Flower

Did you know there are over 500 different types of native bees in Minnesota? From tiny "sweat" bees to giant bumblers, they are all amazing and important. Learn more about bumblebees and see them in the wild at this free workshop led by Elaine Evans, of the U of MN. Pre-register here.

Climate Carnival!
Saturday, August 19, 1-4 pm

Lily Pad Garden, 625 North Dale Street


Soak up the late summer sun and enjoy an afternoon of free family fun! Kids can become a carnival animal, eat a "compost" sundae, use our spin art bike, and try our "frog-a-pult," while adults learn simple ways to make home more sustainable in the face of climate change. Free, fun and really important.

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Monarch City Pollinator Gardeners

Every Thursday, 9-11 AM, May-October

Help plant and maintain an expanding pollinator-friendly garden at West Minnehaha Recreation Center. This 8,000 square foot garden needs steady attention to keep it blooming, beautiful and abuzz with bees and other pollinators. No experience necessary; tools provided. Meet the Monarch City planting crew on Thursday mornings in the parking lot at West Minne, 685 W Minnehaha Avenue, from 9-11 AM. For details, contact Patricia at 651-757-5970.

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Tree Frogs Tree Planters
Meetings as needed; work days in spring and fall


This energetic group has planted over 600 trees in the past decade. We cultivate trees in hydroponic bins at a local park, then give them away to neighbors! No experience necessary, great for families with teens looking to help the environment. Join the fun by contacting Chris at Frogtown Green, 651-319-2967.

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Frogtown Park Stewardship Crew

Semi-monthly Saturday mornings, 9-11 AM, April-October

The Frogtown Park Stewardship Crew tackles rain garden and native plantings at Frogtown park. Meet us at the raingarden at the central circle, top of the hill, on the first and third Saturdays of the month, from 9-11 AM for work sessions. No experience necessary, tools provided. Details, contact Patricia, 651-757-5970.



Lily Pad Builders

Tuesdays, 9-11 AM, April-November

The Lily Pad is a shared community space on Dale Street, with several displays and exhibits about sustainability and climate change. Help us build it out as a neighborhood resource and plan a special event this fall! Join us as we clean, plant and rebuild on Tuesday mornings from 9 to noon at the corner of Dale Street and Lafond Avenue, or contact Patricia, 651-757-5970.

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