Monday, February 17, 2014

Board Meeting News

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

The Friends of Maplewood Nature Board members encourage all nature loving photographers, amateur or professional, young or old, to enter the Friends of Maplewood Nature 2015 Calendar Photography Contest.  The contest is open to anyone!  All you have to do is take a photo at one of the Maplewood Neighborhood Preserves or the Maplewood Nature Center, download an entry form (available on the 'Photography Contest' link on this page), and mail or drop off your entry at the Maplewood Nature Center:

Friends of Maplewood Nature
Photography Contest
2659 East 7th Street
Maplewood, MN 55119

There will be eleven $25 prizes and one $100 prize! The entry deadline is May 15th, 2014, so be sure to get out and start snapping those photos!

EARTH DAY EVENT

The Friends of Maplewood Nature is pleased to co-sponsor a spring 'climate change' event:
Climate Trends and Climate Change in Our Own Backyard
by University of Minnesota Climatologist and Radio Commentator Dr. Mark Seeley
Tuesday, April 22, 2014    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:30 - Book signing and sales.
Location: Ramsey County Library-Maplewood Branch at 3025 Southlawn Drive, Maplewood, MN 55109.  The library is just west of Maplewood Mall.
Join the discussion; learn more about our changing climate!  Meet Dr. Mark Seeley, U of M Extension Climatologist, Author, and Commentator on Minnesota Public Radio's "Morning Edition" news program and have an opportunity to purchase one of Dr. Seeley's books.
This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of Maplewood Nature, Maplewood Nature Center, and the Ramsey County Library-Maplewood.
FREE!  There is limited seating, so pre-registration is required.  
Call Maplewood Nature Center @ 651-249-2170 to reserve your spot.

NEXT BOARD MEETING

The next board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 9th at 5:00 p.m. at the Maplewood Nature Center.  Anyone interested in the Friends group and/or serving on the board is welcome to attend.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Board News


We are pleased to welcome Mindy Breva as a future Friends of Maplewood Nature board member! Mindy comes to us through our work with MAP, and she brings strong fund raising and grant writing skills. We are excited to have her with us and look forward to working with her in the future. If you are interested in becoming a Friends board member or just helping out on a committee, please feel free to join us at a board meeting or call the nature center for more information.

Congratulations to the City of Maplewood on it's successful purchase of the Fish Creek open space. The Friends of Maplewood Nature is pleased to have been a sponsor during the purchase process, and excited to be a future sponsor as development of this precious natural resource continues into the future.

It's not too late to order a beautiful Friends of Maplewood Nature Calendar. Calendar sales help to promote and support the work of Maplewood Nature Center and serve to increase awareness of Maplewood's preserves.   Click on the Photo Contest link at the top of the page to download an order form!

The Friends of Maplewood nature is currently busy working on several projects, one of which involves working with nature center staff to purchase technology upgrades for the nature center. We are also organizing a speaker for Earth Day to talk about climate change. Be sure to check out the nature center spring program brochure for more information as details are finalized.

The next board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 12th at 5:00 p.m. at the Maplewood Nature Center.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Board Meeting News


Board Meeting: The next Friends board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 17th at  5:00 p.m. at the Maplewood Nature Center.  Anyone interested in the Friends group is welcome to attend.  We are currently seeking additional board members.  Please call the nature center for more information.

Give to The Max Day is November 14th, 2013. It’s easy to contribute to the Friends of Maplewood Nature, simply go to http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Friends-Of-Maplewood-Nature-Center, and contribute!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Board Meeting News


Calendar Contest:  The Friends Board is pleased to announce the grand prize winner of the 2014 Friends of Maplewood Nature Calendar Photo contest is Jean Zoch.  Titled ‘Mother and Babies’, this beautiful shot of a female mallard duck and her ducklings on their nest graces the cover of the new calendar.  We extend our congratulations to Jean as well as the other photo contest winners: Chris Hansen, Chris Wodicka, Corrie Madsen, Megan Fallo, and Colleen Schoenecker.

The 2014 calendars are now on sale!  Order forms can be downloaded here by clicking on the 'Photography' tab, from the nature center website, or picked up at the nature center in person.  Calendar orders will be mailed out on a monthly basis, so get your order in early as they make great holiday gifts!
Board Meeting: The next Friends board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 22nd at 5:00 p.m. at the Maplewood Nature Center. If you are interested in serving on the board, please feel free to join us.
Upcoming Programs:  The Friends of Maplewood Nature is pleased to co-sponsor an upcoming fall photography program -
FALL PHOTOGRAPHY HIKE at Priory Preserve-

Friday, October 11th, 4:00-6:30pm, Back up date Sat., Oct 12, designed for Adults

Join us for the fall colors as we tour this very special Neighborhood Preserve! Capture the breathtaking panoramas and the exquisite nature close-ups. The late-afternoon light is just perfect for taking photographs. Bring a camera and tripod if you own one. Led by photographer Ellen Wold, past president of Minneapolis Photo Society. Consider entering your photos in Friends of Maplewood Nature 2015 Calendar contest. Location will be e-mailed to you upon registration (call 651-249-2170 to register). Sponsored by the Friends of Maplewood Nature. Location: Priory Neighborhood Preserves. Fee: $10. Prepay by Oct 8th.