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The Friends of the Wild Flower Garden
P. O. Box 3793
Minneapolis MN 55403

The Friends funding for 2015 Garden Projects

Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary.

1. The Friends funded the purchase of 100 native trees and shrubs, planted by the Garden staff in an area adjacent to Geranium Path where a number of Ohio Buckeye have been removed. The Buckeyes have become far too numerous. This is also the area where there was storm damage from the 2011 tornado. Cost - $2,042. (Details below).

2. The Student Transportation Grant Fund provided support to one school.

3. The Cary George Wetland Project boardwalk was installed July 6 to 23rd. It was funded over the past three years. A section design that replaces the current bridge is shown below. Costs of $75,000 (The Friends portion) were placed in 2014. Details.

new bridge

4. Invasive plant control: The Friends funded the removal of sumac, wild raspberry, Reed Canary Grass and volunteer trees in the prairie area. In the wetland and woodland area, we are funding the removal of recently grown buckthorn, spot spraying of Reed Canary Grass. Total cost of the project, completed in November and early December was $5,150.

Link on plant name is to plant information sheet

Trees and Shrubs - 100 plants - $2,042