Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Stower Seven Lakes Triathalon

The Stower Seven Lakes Triathlon draws a crowd even in the rain Each year this event has  drawn more participants as word spreads about its outstanding characteristics. The event consists of a 16-mile bike ride, a canoe/kayak paddle around South Twin Lake, and a 3.1 mile run on the Stower trail. Pictured are Gary Osborn, Cory Russell and race starters. For the second time, Casey Fogelberg, age 12, participated and finished the event with his dad, Hank. We are hoping to see my school aged kids participate next year.  (Read more in Fall-Winter 2014 newsletter)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Deronda Prairie Restoration is looking good!

IMG_20140812_193618797 (1)The Friends held a work day for about an hour before our board meeting August 12 at the Deronda parking lot.  As you can see, we had a great crew and after getting some of the sweet clover cleared out, the native plants are doing great!

New project starting it Amery, thanks to a donation received by Polk County Parks Dept of 24 rose bushes.  We are open to ideas of how to incorporate these into a larger beautification project at the Amery Trailhead.