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Landscaping for Wildlife

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Date: February 1, 2012
Contact: Julie Galonska, 715-483-2270

 Free Presentation on "Landscaping for Wildlife"

ST. CROIX FALLS, Wisconsin: It's not too early to start thinking about your spring planting plans! Join the National Park Service for a free presentation on "Landscaping for Wildlife" on Saturday, February 18, at the St. Croix River Visitor Center in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.

Mike Zeckmeister, the regional wildlife biologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' Northern Region, will provide information to create naturally beautiful settings that enhance wildlife habitat. Learn about basic wildlife needs and practical tips to meet those needs where you live. Discover some simple techniques to make your property more bird and butterfly friendly while also reducing harm to the environment and saving time and money with lower maintenance. These principles will apply whether you live in town or in the country.

"Landscaping for Wildlife" will be presented at 10:00 a.m. and then repeated at 1:00 p.m. Presentations are free and open to the public and take place at the St. Croix River Visitor Center, 401 North Hamilton Street, in St. Croix Falls.

Reservations are strongly encouraged due to limited seating. To reserve a seat, call (715) 483-2274. Callers can reserve up to 4 seats.

This presentation is part of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway Speaker Series, an annual offering of programs focused on the St. Croix Valley's national park. The Speaker Series is generously supported by the St. Croix River Fund, http://www.stcroixriverassociation.org/river-fund.

Save the Date for These Upcoming Presentations

March 17:Cougars in Wisconsin
Adrian Wydeven, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

April 14:Knee Deep in Monkeys: Protecting Tropical Forests for Our Migratory Birds
Craig Thompson, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Each speaker will present at 10:00 a.m. and then repeat his talk at 1:00 p.m.

Reservations for each speaker will be accepted beginning one month prior to the presentation.

Did You Know?

Black and White photo of the St. Croix river clogged with logs

Between 1850 and 1889 log jams occurred at angle rock on the St. Croix River between Minnesota and Wisconsin, where the river bends within a rocky gorge. In 1886 over 150 million board feet of logs jammed creating a tourist attraction. Today St. Croix NSR attracts tourists for its scenic beauty.