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Nature Center Turns 40!
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Location: Maplewood Nature Center - Maplewood
Date of Event: 9/21/19

Help us Celebrate FORTY years on Green Heron Pond! Bring the whole family to enjoy all the festivities including folk music, crafts, games, face-painting and tastes of freshly pressed apple juice all while enjoying a shadow puppet show. Walk the history trail to discover 40 fascinating facts from the history of the nature center.  This is a free event. Drop in anytime. See website for details.

National Public Lands Day
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Location: Coldwater Spring - Minneapolis
Date of Event: 9/28/19

Lend a hand restoring our national park and celebrate public lands! The National Park Service and Mississippi Park Connection are restoring the land surrounding Coldwater Spring to create oak savanna, prairie, and wetland habitats. Volunteers will be planting native plants in the prairie, and trees and plants in a recently restored understory area to increase biodiversity and promote habitat for wildlife! This is a free event and registration is required. See website for details.

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Archery Apple Shoot
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Location: Dodge Nature Center - West St. Paul - Main Property
Date of Event: 10/2/19

Time to aim for your favorite autumn fruit. Come and celebrate apple season with us at Dodge Nature Center. Learn how to use a bow and arrow in a safe and fun way. Snack on an apple, and let arrows fly towards apples perched on our targets. Destroyed fruit will not be wasted-they will be brought to our farm for our pigs to enjoy. This is a fee based activity and pre-registration is required. See website for details.

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