Restoration Presentation from Julia Bohnen

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/28/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Autumn Grove Park Building

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Join Wild Ones–Big River Big Woods Chapter for a meeting and program.

Our guest speaker will be Julia Bohnen. She will be talking about the restoration of the Spring Peeper Meadow at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Originally a wetland, the meadow had been drained to be used as farm land. Once the drainage process was reversed, the seeds of 115 different kinds of native plants were introduced.

The meadow is now teeming with a diversity of plant and animal life. The story of this project has a lot to teach about how to successfully complete a wetland restoration.

Julia Bohnen has about 25 years of restoration experience, both on the ground implementing and managing restoration efforts, as well as developing instructional resources and teaching about restoration, and conducting research into past restoration efforts funded by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources.

[FREE and Open to the Public]