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Upcoming events

    • 01/23/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Pryes Brewing Company (Mill Room), 1401 West River Road N, Minneapolis, MN 55411

    Interested in climate change, water quality or sustainable agriculture?  Want to hold companies accountable to their sustainability promises?

    Come to the Kick Off Meeting for the Cargill Accountability on Sustainability Campaign by Might Earth (a local non-profit).

    Cargill, an agribusiness giant, has pledged to eliminate deforestation from its supply chain by 2020 and clean up its water.  The campaign is focused on making sure that this Minnesota-based company is standing strong to keep their agreements.

    Come and learn how to best hold Cargill accountable to their sustainability promises!

    When: Wednesday, January 23rd, 6:30-7:30pm

    Where: Pyres Brewing Company (Mill Room), 1401 West River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55411

    • 01/25/2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • 01/26/2019
    • 5:00 PM

    MN Valley Chapter Open House & Program
    January 25, 2019
    Friday Get together- 6-9 PM hosted by
    Minnesota Valley Chapter
    6601 Auto Club Road
    Bloomington, MN 55438

    Great Food served from 6:00-7:30 PM
    Homemade Ham and Vegetable Soup 
    "Made From Scratch" Eggnog, and other libations

    8:00 PM Program- Wildly Successful Farming Brian DeVore, a long time staff member of the Land Stewardship Project, will present and read from his new book Wildly Successful Farming and discuss the issues and opportunities he raises in the book.   Please RSVP to Ted Suss at tedlsuss@gmail.com.

    Board of Directors' & Strategic Planning

    All Izaak Walton League members are welcome to attend.

    January 26, 2019
    Oak Grove Presbyterian Church
    2200 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
    Bloomington, MN  55431

    9:00 AM - Continental Breakfast
    9:30 AM Board of Directors Meeting
    12:00 PM Lunch provided
    12:30 PM Strategic Planning
    3:00 - 4:30 PM Program - Climate Change

    Click here for more info or to register: https://minnesotaikes.org/Izaak/Events.html

    • 01/26/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Bush Lake Beach, 9140 E Bush Lake Road, Bloomington, MN 55438

    Come to the Bush Lake Public Beach to try your hand at ice fishing and learn about ice fishing, clean water, lead free tackle, and more! DNR fishing experts will be on hand to provide equipment and instruction for all who want to try ice fishing. Our chapter will be providing ice fishing instruction as well as information about beautiful Bush Lake, including information on water quality and the use of non-toxic lures and sinkers for fishing. Free non-toxic tackle to be given out while supplies last!

    Free refreshments will be available for participants. For more information call Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8877. Chapter contact is pwerdmann@yahoo.com

    Chapter members can park at the chapter and walk over to the public beach if they would like.

    Sponsored by City of Bloomington, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Bush Lake Chapter of the Izaak Walton League.

    • 03/23/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Normandale Community College

    Registration and more info to come

    Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 8:30 am to 4 pm

    Normandale Community College –Garden Conference Room 9700 France Ave. S, Bloomington, MN 55431

    Students and Fixed income $15, General $35

    In a year when the Federal Government is gutting, weakening and/or reversing environmental protections, many Minnesota local government entities are staying focused on the needed science and water quality solutions. The 2019 Watershed Summit examines some innovative best practices in play and protections enforced and where we need more research and action for a dynamic land-ethic. Where are the opportunities for students, citizens and communities to advance their stake in these solutions? This Summit will provide some insights. Join us to learn how you can advance conservation and drive Land Ethic goals and action.

    Volunteers are needed to help with day-of registrations/check-ins, etc. - if you are interested in helping, contact Jill Crafton @ jillgreatlakesike@gmail.com

Past events

01/06/2019 Free Family Fun Day - Snow Sculptures
12/30/2018 Free Family Fun Day - Meet the Amphibians
12/15/2018 Bush Lake Christmas Bird Count
11/03/2018 Buckthorn Bust at Bush Lake Chapter Grounds
10/13/2018 Chapter Fall Cleanup
09/23/2018 Annual Member Meeting
09/15/2018 Volunteer Planting Event
09/13/2018 Ikes Green Reads Book Club A Sand County Almanac
09/12/2018 Healthy Soils & Water Conservation
08/18/2018 Protect Our Pollinators Field Day
07/21/2018 Lawn Sustainability & Water Conservation
07/16/2018 Help Plant Rain Gardens by the MOA
06/26/2018 Bring Nature Home- Creating Wildlife Habitat
06/02/2018 Bloomington Fishing Fair
05/05/2018 Spring Clean Up and New Member Orientation
04/21/2018 Earth Day Event- Animal Tracks and Signs
04/19/2018 Ike's Green Reads- Conservation Book Club
04/04/2018 Healthy Soils for Healthy Lawns & Landscapes
02/24/2018 Lawn Sustainability & Water Conservation
02/24/2018 2018 Watershed Summit: Conservation in Action
02/17/2018 Wild Ones Design With Nature Conference
01/20/2018 Ice Fishing at Bush Lake (Public Beach)
10/14/2017 Chapter Fall Cleanup
10/08/2017 Bush Lake Chapter Annual Meeting & 80th Anniversary
09/23/2017 Volunteer Native Planting Event
06/03/2017 Kids' Fishing Fair (Optimist Club)
05/13/2017 Spring Clean Up and New Member Orientation
05/06/2017 Restoration Volunteer Opportunity - Bloomington
04/23/2017 Earth Day Event
04/22/2017 Earth Day - March for Science Minnesota @ State Capitol
04/19/2017 Minnesota Water Action Day at the State Capitol
01/27/2017 Winter Program, Meeting and Strategic Planning - Minnesota Division Izaak Walton League
11/12/2016 Buckthorn Bust at Bush Lake Chapter Grounds
11/12/2016 "Give to the Max" Day/Week - Please Help Us with Fundraising
10/16/2016 Fall Cleanup, Potluck and Membership Annual Meeting
09/21/2016 Help Protect Ike's Creek (near MOA) with your comments
07/17/2016 Volunteer Native Planting Event Day 2-Sunday July 17
07/16/2016 Volunteer Native Planting Event Day 1-Saturday July 16
06/12/2016 Intro To Kayaking
06/05/2016 Protect Our Turtles Program
06/04/2016 Kids' Fishing Fair (Optimist Club)
05/07/2016 Spring Clean Up
04/06/2016 Ikes and Friends Day at the Capitol
04/02/2016 Izaak Walton's Birthday Party- Potluck and Orientation
03/12/2016 2016 Wetlands & Watersheds Summit
02/20/2016 Water-Smart Landscaping Tips - presentation
02/20/2016 Chapter Info Booth at Bloomington Home Improvement Fair (Bloomington City Hall)
02/20/2016 Wild Ones Design with Nature Conference (in St. Paul)
01/31/2016 Chapter Open House & Tour - Bloomington Winter Fete
01/30/2016 Winter Program, Meeting and Strategic Planning - Minnesota Division Izaak Walton League
11/07/2015 Buckthorn Bust at Bush Lake Chapter Grounds
10/25/2015 Fall Cleanup, Member Annual Meeting, Potluck and Program
08/22/2015 Protect Our Pollinators Field Day
08/16/2015 Paddle To Save the Boundary Waters Event Bush Lake
07/19/2015 Volunteer Native Planting Event Day 2-Sunday July 19
07/18/2015 Volunteer Native Planting Event Day 1-Saturday July 18
05/09/2015 Protect Our Pollinators! Free Workshop
05/03/2015 Spring Clean Up- Potluck- Turtle Program
03/22/2015 Izaak Walton's Birthday Party- Member Renewal Day
02/21/2015 Wild Ones Design with Nature Conference (in Minneapolis)
02/21/2015 2015 Wetlands & Watersheds Summit
02/14/2015 Raingardens and Beyond
01/23/2015 Winter Meeting and Boundary Waters Program- Minnesota Division Izaak Walton League
11/22/2014 Buckthorn Bust at Bush Lake Chapter Grounds
11/12/2014 Wild Ones Prairie Edge Chapter Climate Change in MN Forests
11/11/2014 Climate Parents/Grandparents Meeting w/ Senator Franzen
10/25/2014 Fall Cleanup, Program, and Annual Meeting
09/20/2014 Bloomington Heritage Days and Open House
09/06/2014 Minneapolis Monarch Festival
07/18/2014 Shoreland Planting - Volunteer Planters Needed
05/17/2014 Aqua per Capita
05/17/2014 Solar Boat Regatta
05/03/2014 Bush Lake Chapter Spring Cleanup
02/22/2014 Water-Smart Landscaping Tips - presentation
02/22/2014 Design with Nature Conference (in Plymouth)
02/22/2014 Chapter Info Booth (at Bloomington City Hall)
02/22/2014 2014 Watershed Summit: New Management Strategies & Targets for Water Quality & Quantity (in Bloomington)
12/04/2013 Public Input Needed - Recycling & Trash Management Plan (at Bloomington City Hall)
11/09/2013 Buckthorn Bust at Bush Lake Chapter Grounds
11/05/2013 Bloomington City Council Elections
10/26/2013 Fall Cleanup at Chapter Grounds & Potluck
10/12/2013 Hands-on Conservation: Pond Dakota Park (Bloomington)
10/06/2013 Potluck & Presentation: Community Solar Gardens (Policy & Implementation)
10/06/2013 2013 Chapter Annual Membership Meeting
09/28/2013 Bloomington Sustainability Fair
09/21/2013 Celebration of Gordy Bratsch's Life
09/18/2013 Water-Smart Landscaping Info Booth (Donaldson Green Fair)
09/07/2013 Minneapolis Monarch Festival- Booth Attendents
07/27/2013 Bloomington Sustainable Garden Tour
07/16/2013 Water Use: Cutting-Edge Water Conservation Forum
06/29/2013 Shoreland Planting - Volunteer Planters Needed
06/04/2013 Water-Smart Landscaping Class
05/18/2013 Solar Regatta - Lake Phalen
05/04/2013 Spring Cleanup at Chapter Grounds
04/30/2013 Greening Your Congregation - Free Leadership Workshop!
04/27/2013 Hands-on Conservation: Restoring Ike's Creek / Trout Stream (near MOA)
04/20/2013 Celebrate Earth Day with the Bush Lake Chapter
02/23/2013 2013 Watershed Solutions Summit - Policy to Action (in Bloomington)
01/20/2013 IWLA Mn Division - Winter Board of Directors' Meeting
01/19/2013 Presentation & Discussion: Environmental Issues & Priorities in the 2013 Minnesota Legislature
01/19/2013 IWLA Mn Division - Winter Strategic Planning Meeting
12/13/2012 Bloomington "MinneSolar" Workshop
10/14/2012 Fall Cleanup at Chapter Grounds & Potluck
09/27/2012 A Conversation on Climate Change
09/19/2012 Guest Presentation: Utah's Red Rock Canyonlands
09/16/2012 2012 Chapter Annual Membership Meeting
04/26/2012 Living with Shoreland Workshop
04/19/2012 Water-Smart Landscaping Presentation
03/17/2012 Water-Smart Landscaping Presentation (in Eden Prairie)
03/17/2012 Watershed Summit (in Bloomington)
03/15/2012 Guest Presentation: Utah's Red Rock Canyonlands
03/11/2012 Winter Recreation Event / Izaak Walton's Birthday Party
02/25/2012 Water-Smart Landscaping Presentation
02/25/2012 Design with Nature Conference (in Plymouth)
02/25/2012 Chapter Info Booth (at Bloomington City Hall)
02/11/2012 Buckthorn Bust at Bush Lake Chapter Grounds
09/18/2011 2011 Chapter Annual Membership Meeting
05/07/2011 Living Green Expo - Chapter Info Booth / Public Outreach
04/30/2011 Spring Cleanup at Chapter Grounds
02/26/2011 Design with Nature Conference
02/20/2011 Chapter Social / Izaak Walton's 418th Birthday Party!
01/22/2011 Sigurd Olson, the Boundary Waters and the National Wilderness Movement
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