Diane Hilscher, President: e-mail or (651) 436-3836
Roger Miller, Programs: e-mail or (651) 275-0526
Our St. Croix Oak Savanna Chapter was formed in 2003 and sponsors monthly programs by enthusiasts and experts on native plants and natural landscapes. Meetings are normally free and open to the public. Special events may include a registration fee to help cover costs. Cold weather (indoor) meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at the the FamilyMeans Building, 1875 Northwestern Ave. in Stillwater. Socializing begins at 6:30 pm with our speaker at 7 pm. Warm weather garden tours and field trips are typically held Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. See our Chapter Calendar below for details. We welcome all levels of plant and gardening enthusiast. Join us to learn more about Minnesota and Wisconsin native plants and how they can enhance our outdoor spaces.
Mar 13, 2014 (Thu)
Re-imagining Maplewood Mall: Stormwater Retrofit Project
Matt Kumka, MS Landscape Architecture, Landscape Ecologist, Barr Engineering, Minneapolis
Thursday, March, 13th, 2014, Program 7:00-8:30 pm; Join us for socializing and Ginger's treats at 6:30pm
FamilyMeans Building, 1875 Northwestern Ave., Stillwater Click for a Map
Free and open to the public.
Maplewood Mall has evolved over four years from a traditional sea of impervious surfaces to an innovative stormwater management example for our region. This project showcases the benefits of mimicking natural systems and incorporating plants and trees to improve both stormwater quality and aesthetics. Artful redesign and landscaping have created a richer sense of place for visitors. Matt Kumka will discuss the impetus behind the project, itís design, construction and imaginative stormwater elements. In particular, he'll discuss his selection of plants for the site.
At Barr Engineering Matt specializes in sustainable site development, green infrastructure, regenerative design, restoration of native plant communities, and stormwater best-management practices, His work experience includes developing a green infrastructure operations and maintenance manual for the city of Minneapolis
Refreshments and socializing begin at 6:30 pm with the main program at 7 pm.