Tour of Three Residential Properties on the South Shore of Duck Lake
Thursday August 3rd 6-8pm Open House Landscape & Eco Tour 8956 Braxton Drive Eden Prairie, MN
Tour a midsummer garden with 3 rain gardens, boulevard plantings, a shoreline restoration and hedgerows. Electrify Everything Minnesota will attend to share information about switching your home and appliances from using gas to clean electricity. Electrify Everything helps residents complete home electrification projects by answering questions and connecting residents to financing, utility rebates, and high-quality contractors. The initiative is a collaboration between the cities of Eden Prairie, Edina, St. Louis Park, & Minneapolis. On site we have an air source heat pump for heating and cooling. Also Talk with Tom about all electric vehicles, especially his 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E GT.
Tuesday August 8th- 6:30pm Tour The Preserve
The Preserve's current journey into supporting native plants and pollinators began in 2018. Built on farm land beginning in 1972, The Preserve has always honored the existing natural environment. It was just recently that our focus turned to suppression of invasive species and reducing the areas of turf grass that had been planted. The Preserve has over 175 acres of land divided between forested areas, walking paths, recreational areas, traditional gardens and native prairie plantings. Thanks to our Board of Directors and grants from Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District, our native areas account for over 8 acres currently and they are increasing every year. BRING YOUR WALKING SHOES! The tour will include an optional 2 mile loop around Neil Lake to see the additional native plantings accomplished through the work of Wild Ones members Jan and Rick Neville.