Showy Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa)

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tamarack Nature Center
5287 Otter Lake Road, White Bear Lake

Lightning Talks
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

December Break
Big River Big Woods will not meet in December.  We wish you a healthy and happy holiday season.

Videos of past chapter meetings are here.

Big River Big Woods service projects are winding down for the season.  Direct your questions about a project to Help us restore native landscapes at one of our service project locations!

A gravel path through a blooming flower garden.

Island Lake Elementary School

Shoreview's Island Lake Elementary School's Pollinator Garden has undergone major renovation in recent years.

  • Location: 3555 Victoria St. N.
  • Meeting on: weekday or Saturday mornings as needed, from 9 to 11 am, starting in mid-June.
  • Mailing list: The schedule changes according to what's needed, so it's best to be on the mailing list. Send your request to
  • Ask for: Karen or Leanne.
  • More details can be found by clicking "See all projects".

A stone path through a native plant garden with grasses and pink flowers.

Roseville Public Library

The Children's Garden at the Ramsey County Library is framed by natural plantings and includes a rain garden as well as a natural prairie. The garden is used frequently by families with young children who enjoy the fenced in area to safely play outdoors while visiting the library.

  • Location: 2180 North Hamline Ave
  • Meeting on: schedule to be determined
  • Length of session: 1 hr.
  • Ask for: Nicole Brinkman, Librarian
  • More details can be found by clicking "See all projects".

Villa Park Gardens

Roseville’s Villa Park rain and pollinator gardens are in need of some tender loving care.

  • Location: 2055 Cohansey Boulevard.
  • Meeting on: Alternate Thursdays, starting on June 3, at 6 p.m.
  • Length of session: 1+ hours
  • Special focus: Preparing the pollinator garden for edging and installing. Enhancing appearance.
  • Mailing list: For updates and last minute changes due to weather, send your request to be on the mailing list to
  • Ask for: Erica
  • More details can be found by clicking "See all projects".