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Exciting Announcement: Sustainable Stillwater MN's Bird City Stillwater Workgroup Receives Habitat Grant!

We are thrilled to share some fantastic news with our community! Sustainable Stillwater MN's Bird City Stillwater workgroup has been awarded a habitat grant of $1000 from Tropical Wings. This grant will support the establishment and maintenance of native shrubs and trees on a ten-acre city-owned site in Stillwater. This initiative will significantly contribute to enhancing migratory and resident bird habitat, particularly during critical stopovers in the spring and fall migration seasons.

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The grant funding from Tropical Wings will also directly empower us to enhance the bird habitat at Long Lake through our upcoming event: the Long Lake Bird Habitat Planting Party!

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About the Event: Date: May 18th, 2024 (Rain date: May 19th) Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Croixwood Open Square, Stillwater, MN 55082, USA

The Long Lake Bird Habitat Planting Party is a family-friendly event dedicated to restoring and enhancing the bird habitat at Long Lake. We invite participants of all ages to join us for a day filled with meaningful activities, including planting native tree seedlings, erecting deer fencing, and removing invasive species.


  • Planting 300 tree seedlings to bolster the bird habitat.

  • Erecting deer fencing around each newly planted tree to protect them.

  • Removing invasive species such as buckthorn and garlic mustard.

Why Participate? This event is an opportunity to make a tangible difference in the local ecosystem while fostering a sense of community and environmental stewardship. By joining us, you'll contribute to the preservation of local bird populations and promote biodiversity in the area.

Partnership: The Long Lake Bird Habitat Planting Party is proudly hosted in partnership with the City of Stillwater and Bird City Stillwater. Together, we are committed to promoting environmental conservation and sustainability initiatives within our community.

What to Bring: To ensure a successful and enjoyable experience, please remember to bring garden shovels, gloves, closed-toed shoes, water, and snacks. We recommend arriving 5-10 minutes early to check in and get situated.

We are immensely grateful for the support from Tropical Wings and all our supporters for their unwavering dedication to environmental conservation and bird habitat preservation. Together, we can make a meaningful impact on the well-being of our avian companions and the ecosystems they inhabit.

Join us as we come together to plant the seeds of change and cultivate a brighter, greener future for Long Lake and its feathered inhabitants. Let's celebrate and continue our efforts to create a more sustainable and bird-friendly community!

Don't forget to RSVP for the event through our website here. See you there!

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