Event: Arbor Day and Park Cleanup
Location: Iron Horse Park
Date: Wed., May 5
Time: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Additional Information: Tree planting and park cleanup. Learn about trees and tree care, with refreshments and light snacks. Tree giveaways and order pickup. Park & Rec. Commission meeting to follow.
City: Eden Prairie
Event: Arbor Day Walk
Additional Information: Celebrate spring with an eco-friendly goody bag giveaway, story stroll and self-guided tree trek. Visitors are guided to a drive-thru area where they can get their re-useable goody bag filled with helpful information, suggestions for eco-friendly projects, temporary tattoos, a wild flower seed bomb kit for pollinators and an at-home and a nature-based kit. A variety of seedlings are available and can be added to your bag. Only one bag/seedling per household, while supplies last. First come, first served and 200 bags available.
Event: Mankato Arbor Day Poster Contest
Additional Information: The City of Mankato invites elementary aged residents (grades Kindergarten through Fifth) to participate in the Mankato Arbor Day Poster Contest. To celebrate Arbor Day, residents are encouraged to create a poster capturing this year's theme "Trees are terrific…in Mankato!" A first, second and third place winner will be selected. The first-place winner will have a tree planted in recognition of their win, and each winner will receive a City of Mankato pack. The top three winning posters will be shared on the City's social media and website and featured in an upcoming online newsletter. See website for more details.
City: Sunfish Lake
Event: Tree Planting
Date: Sat., May 1
Additional Information: City of Sunfish Lake is taking reservations for family group tree planting in a city park coached by a masked city forester.