Volunteers Needed and More Fun Stuff!

Friends and Volunteers,

We are planning on receiving a shipment of 100 trees next week to plant at Halfmoon, Verchota, McNally, and Weaver Landings. We will work with the weather but hope to get them in the ground the week of October 18. These are larger trees that will come in containers so shovel/spade digging will be required. If you are interested in helping, please let me know by next Friday, Oct 15. 

Friends President Wendy Scheider wanted to pass along this online learning opportunity from the MN Master Naturalist series. 

Getting to know Minnesota Mushrooms with Ron Spinosa October 14-Online

Learn about the important role of fungi for life on earth.   The focus will be basic mushroom identification and a survey of some common edible and poisonous mushrooms of Minnesota.  

Presented by Ron Spinosa past president of the Minnesota Mycological Society and current chair of the MMS Identification Committee. Presentation online; Thu. October 14, 6:45 p.m. social time; 7:00p.m. Presentation. Free. Offered by West Metro Chapter of MN Master Naturalist Volunteers. Details and link available on West Metro Chapter website.

Don’t forget that October 10 – 16 is National Wildlife Refuge Week!

Get out and enjoy the fall colors and bird migration. And don’t forget you can participate in the Walk for the Wild 5k sponsored by the FWS and Public Lands Alliance. Registration and details are located here: ;Virtual Running Club – Walk for the Wild.

And finally, our office is open Mondays and Thursdays until further notice. However, Monday, October 11 is a Federal Holiday so we will be closed. 

Have a great weekend and hope to see you for the tree planting!

Mary Stefanski – mary_stefanski@fws.gov