Kathy Widin, President: e-mail or 651) 338-3651
Roger Miller, Programs: e-mail or (651) 275-0526
Our St. Croix Oak Savanna Chapter was formed in 2003 and sponsors monthly programs by enthusiasts and experts on native plants and natural landscapes. Meetings are normally free and open to the public. Special events may include a registration fee to help cover costs. Cold weather (indoor) meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at the the FamilyMeans Building, 1875 Northwestern Ave. in Stillwater. Socializing begins at 6:30 pm with our speaker at 7 pm. Warm weather garden tours and field trips are typically held Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. See our Chapter Calendar below for details. We welcome all levels of plant and gardening enthusiast. Join us to learn more about Minnesota and Wisconsin native plants and how they can enhance our outdoor spaces.
May 24, 2015 (Sun)
Spring Wildflower Hike - Wild River State Park - Sunrise Landing
This Wild Ones St. Croix Oak Savanna chapter event was tentatively scheduled for Sun. 5/17. Due to the forecast of rain this weekend, this has been re-scheduled for Sunday 5/24.
Sunday, May, 24th, 2015, 11:00am Free and open to the public.
Where: Meet at the Wild River State Park Sunrise Landing parking lot. This beautiful state park is about 15 min. north of Taylor's Falls. Take Hwy. 95 north of Taylor's Falls to Hwy. 9 and turn right. There will be signs for Wild River State Park and Sunrise Landing. You will need a MN State Parks annual permit or you can buy a day pass there. There is a picnic area for lunch and a trail to hike where we can view upland spring ephemeral wildflowers. The trail is mostly level walking.
When: Sun. May 24th. Meet at the Sunrise Landing parking lot at 11:00. The walk will take between 1-1.5 hours depending how far participants want to go. There are other trails as well if you might want to stay longer and see more of the park.
What to Bring: Dress for the weather and wear walking/hiking footwear (if heavy rain or other bad weather, we will cancel). Suggested items to bring: lunch (eat on trail or after we return to Sunrise Landing), bug repellent, sunscreen, water, hat, camera.
Contact: For questions before 5/24, contact Kathy Widin, Pres. SCOS chapter. On 5/24, call these SCOS board members who will be on the hike: Kathy Widin (651) 338-3651, Diane Hilscher (651) 303-2353, or Tom Dickhudt (651) 357-2095