Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary Restoration
May
30
5:30 PM17:30

Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary Restoration

Join the City of Saint Paul in restoration events at Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary >>REGISTER<<

“Our nature sanctuary is home to a diverse native prairie plant community. Gravel trails wind through fields of big bluestem, little bluestem, side-oats grama and Indian grass. Visitors can continue along the paths around small ponds lined with joe-pye weed, boneset, vervain and marsh marigold.

Volunteers play a huge role in restoring this park’s native habitat. They help us control invasive species such as crown vetch, bird’s foot trefoil, and musk thistle constantly threaten the integrity of Bruce Vento’s native plant community!

No experience necessary...Just a desire to be outdoors and learn about this local prairie and how YOU can restore it.

Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary (293 Commercial St, Saint Paul 55106). CLICK HERE for a map of the meeting location.  

If you need to cancel our registration please email Tricia. Thank you!

Questions?
Tricia Wehrle | 651-632-2411 | Tricia.wehrle@ci.stpaul.mn.us

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Birding Walk at Bruce Vento Nature Sancturay
May
24
11:30 AM11:30

Birding Walk at Bruce Vento Nature Sancturay

Leaders from the Urban Birding and Outdoors Collective will lead a walk through the sanctuary and discuss the diverse bird life within the park. Binoculars will be provided. Wear closed toed shoes and bring a waterbottle. Participants will meet at the park entrance at 4th at Commercial at 11:30 am and walk will begin shortly thereafter. End time will be 12:30.

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Wakan Tipi Center: Community Visioning
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Wakan Tipi Center: Community Visioning

Join Lower Phalen Creek Project's board and staff, along with architect Sam Olbekson of Full Circle Indigenous Design and Cunningham Group, to envision what Wakan Tipi Center will look like. Wakan Tipi Center will be a cultural and environmental interpretive center located in the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary at 4th at Commercial St., below Mounds Park. Light refreshments will be provided. Event time 6 - 8 pm at East Side Enterprise Center, 804 Margaret St. 

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Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary Restoration
May
18
9:00 AM09:00

Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary Restoration

Join the City of Saint Paul in restoration events at Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary >>REGISTER<<

“Our nature sanctuary is home to a diverse native prairie plant community. Gravel trails wind through fields of big bluestem, little bluestem, side-oats grama and Indian grass. Visitors can continue along the paths around small ponds lined with joe-pye weed, boneset, vervain and marsh marigold.

Volunteers play a huge role in restoring this park’s native habitat. They help us control invasive species such as crown vetch, bird’s foot trefoil, and musk thistle constantly threaten the integrity of Bruce Vento’s native plant community!

No experience necessary...Just a desire to be outdoors and learn about this local prairie and how YOU can restore it.

Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary (293 Commercial St, Saint Paul 55106). CLICK HERE for a map of the meeting location.  

If you need to cancel our registration please email Tricia. Thank you!

Questions?
Tricia Wehrle | 651-632-2411 | Tricia.wehrle@ci.stpaul.mn.us

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Native Plants Walk at Bruce Vento Nature Sancturay
May
17
11:30 AM11:30

Native Plants Walk at Bruce Vento Nature Sancturay

Native Plants and Wild Foods Expert, Hope Flanagan (Seneca) will lead a walk through the sanctuary and discuss the diverse Native plant life within the park and the many uses of these plants from an Indigenous perspective. Wear closed toed shoes and bring a water bottle. Paricipants will meet at the park entrance at 4th at Commercial at 11:30 am and walk will begin shortly thereafter. End time will be 12:30.

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Dakota History Walk at Bruce Vento Nature Sancturay
May
10
11:30 AM11:30

Dakota History Walk at Bruce Vento Nature Sancturay

Dakota community members will lead a walk through the sanctuary and discuss the history and significance of the area from a uniquely Dakota perspective. Wear closed toed shoes and bring a water bottle. Participants will meet at the park entrance at 4th at Commercial at 11:30 am and walk will begin shortly thereafter. End time will be 12:30.

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Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary Restoration
May
7
5:30 PM17:30

Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary Restoration

Join the City of Saint Paul in restoration events at Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary >>REGISTER<<

“Our nature sanctuary is home to a diverse native prairie plant community. Gravel trails wind through fields of big bluestem, little bluestem, side-oats grama and Indian grass. Visitors can continue along the paths around small ponds lined with joe-pye weed, boneset, vervain and marsh marigold.

Volunteers play a huge role in restoring this park’s native habitat. They help us control invasive species such as crown vetch, bird’s foot trefoil, and musk thistle constantly threaten the integrity of Bruce Vento’s native plant community!

No experience necessary...Just a desire to be outdoors and learn about this local prairie and how YOU can restore it.

Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary (293 Commercial St, Saint Paul 55106). CLICK HERE for a map of the meeting location.  

If you need to cancel our registration please email Tricia. Thank you!

Questions?
Tricia Wehrle | 651-632-2411 | Tricia.wehrle@ci.stpaul.mn.us

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Wakan Tipi Center Community Conversation at the Dakhóta Omníčiye: Thokátakiya Máni Pi
May
3
10:00 AM10:00

Wakan Tipi Center Community Conversation at the Dakhóta Omníčiye: Thokátakiya Máni Pi

The topic of the conversation will be the Interpretive Center soon to be constructed at Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, which will provide cultural interpretation for Wakan Tipi cave, the Dakota Mounds at Indian Mounds Regional Park, and Kaposia Village at Pig's Eye Lake. Presenters will be Wakan Tipi Center Director, Maggie Lorenz (Pabaksa Dakota), East Side Resident, Community Organizer and consultant for the Dakota Mounds Cultural Landscape Study, Crystal Norcross (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota), and Architect for the Wakan Tipi Center Project, Sam Olbekson of Full Circle Indigenous Design (White Earth Ojibwe).

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Why Treaties Matter: What Should We Do About This History? Event Navigation
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Why Treaties Matter: What Should We Do About This History? Event Navigation

The East Side Freedom Library, the Lower Phalen Creek Project, the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, and Wakinyan Luta Oyanke have been partnering to host the “Why Treaties Matter” exhibit at ESFL since late March.  We see this as an opportunity to explore the past, the present, and the future of our communities, in the hopes that we can better understand each other and work together for justice and equity.

We have learned from this exhibit and from the conversations that this exhibit has generated.  What should we do with this knowledge? What stories should the murals in the City Council chambers in St. Paul tell? How should the Dakota sacred space called “Indian Mounds Park” be treated by the city, by our neighbors?  What values are communicated when men like Alexander Ramsey are honored by having our schools and our county named for them? What should we do about this history?  Please join us for a closing conversation.

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East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
Free and open to all
info@eastsidefreedomlibrary.org and 651-230-3294

Why Treaties Matter is a collaboration of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, the Minnesota Humanities Center and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian. This exhibition was developed with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 and The Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation.

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Citywide Spring Cleanup (Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary Site)
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Citywide Spring Cleanup (Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary Site)

Saint Paul Parks & Rec is hosting their 33rd annual Citywide Spring Cleanup and Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary is one of the sites. Join LPCP and St. Paul Parks & Rec staff and help clean our sanctuary and get ready for spring :)

Why:
Each year, hundreds of volunteers gather across Saint Paul for the Citywide Spring Cleanup to pick up garbage/litter/trash that has recently become exposed due to the melting snow. This event does not collect household items. For more information on where and when to drop off household items please refer to Public Work's website.

Who:
Individuals and groups of all ages come together to help beautify the City of Saint Paul.

Where and How:
Participating is easy! Register below, and then under clean up site select BRUCE VENTO NATURE SANCTUARY any time between 9 and 11:30 am, to pick up bags, gloves, snacks and meet your neighbors and community members. Then, head out and clean up your park or neighborhood of choice.

http://bit.ly/2019springcleanup

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Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary Restoration
Apr
18
5:30 PM17:30

Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary Restoration

Join the City of Saint Paul in restoration events at Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary >>REGISTER<<

“Our nature sanctuary is home to a diverse native prairie plant community. Gravel trails wind through fields of big bluestem, little bluestem, side-oats grama and Indian grass. Visitors can continue along the paths around small ponds lined with joe-pye weed, boneset, vervain and marsh marigold.

Volunteers play a huge role in restoring this park’s native habitat. They help us control invasive species such as crown vetch, bird’s foot trefoil, and musk thistle constantly threaten the integrity of Bruce Vento’s native plant community!

No experience necessary...Just a desire to be outdoors and learn about this local prairie and how YOU can restore it.

Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary (293 Commercial St, Saint Paul 55106). CLICK HERE for a map of the meeting location.  

If you need to cancel our registration please email Tricia. Thank you!

Questions?
Tricia Wehrle | 651-632-2411 | Tricia.wehrle@ci.stpaul.mn.us

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Why Treaties Matter: Expropriation, Dislocation, Violence, and Resettlement (Panel)
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

Why Treaties Matter: Expropriation, Dislocation, Violence, and Resettlement (Panel)

The East Side Freedom Library, the Lower Phalen Creek Project, the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, and Wakinyan Luta Oyanke are partnering to host the “Why Treaties Matter” exhibit at ESFL through Sunday, April 28. We see this as an opportunity to explore the past, the present, and the future of our communities, in the hopes that we can better understand each other and work together for justice and equity. Many of our neighbors have experienced being pushed out of their homelands, being the victims of violence, and working together to create new lives. On Sunday, April 14, please join us to listen to a panel of immigrants, refugees, and native peoples as they share their experiences and launch a conversation in which we can all take part.

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Questions? contact: info@eastsidefreedomlibrary.org and 651-230-3294

Why Treaties Matter is a collaboration of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, the Minnesota Humanities Center and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian. This exhibition was developed with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 and The Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation.

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Mar
29
11:00 AM11:00

Lower Phalen Creek Project Open House/ Info Session

Want to learn more about Lower Phalen Creek Project?

Come by our office on Friday, March 29th, anytime from 11-2 p.m. for open house styled info session. Meet our staff members, enjoy a free catered lunch, mingle, and watch a short presentation from Wakan Tipi Center Director, Maggie Lorenz, on the history of our organization, the Wakan Tipi Center project, and our future goals. The presentation will begin promptly at 12:30p.m. We invite you and/or your organization to stop by, ask questions, and get to know us!

Register here: https://bit.ly/2T2FVbW

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Swede Hollow Dakota Park Tour
Mar
23
10:30 AM10:30

Swede Hollow Dakota Park Tour

Join Lower Phalen Creek Project and St.Paul Parks & Rec in learning about and discussing the Dakota culture & history in Swede Hollow Park through a tour led by Dakota language teacher Barry Hand, and Wakan Tipi Center Director, Maggie Lorenz.

Register here: https://bit.ly/2TB06lx

Dress warm we will be outside:)
ALL ARE WELCOME

For more information and if you need special accommodations and/or translation services contact:

Bianca Paz (651) 266-6418
(para info en espańol)
Cheeneng Yang (651)266-6414
(yog koj xav tau kev pab los sis muaj lus noog)
Ahmed Mohamed (651) 266-6437
(ila soo xiriir af Somali)

For more information on the Swede Hollow Master Plan visit our website at http://www.lowerphalencreek.org/swedehollow

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Community Walks through Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary
Feb
5
12:00 PM12:00

Community Walks through Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary

Community Walk

Every Tuesday

Noon – 1pm

Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary 

Join members of the Lower Phalen Creek Project community for weekly lunchtime walks around the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary. Every week the walks will serve as an opportunity to join as a community to pause and experience the culture, history, and natural world of the Sanctuary. Walks will be held year-round and allow us to experience to changing seasons. Walks, while lead by the director, will be largely unguided to allow discussion and knowledge to be shared. Free to attend, but please dress for the weather! We will meet at the entrance to the Sanctuary along 4th street and begin walking at 12:05.


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