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  • Last update: May 7, 2013 - 1:29 PM

City holds annual Arbor Day event

Maple Grove will host its annual Arbor Day celebration May 18.

The event will take place from noon-4 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center. The University of Minnesota Raptor Center will have a bald-eagle presentation, the Splatter Sisters will perform an environmental variety show, and a raffle drawing will be held for crabapple trees.

The event also includes bird-house building, free tree seedlings and landscaping information from master gardeners and tree care advisers.

Volunteers needed for tree inventory

Maple Grove needs volunteers to conduct its tree inventory.

Volunteers will have to attend a training session on the emerald ash borer, complete a background check and commit to inventorying trees in a particular area of Maple Grove.

The city’s goal is to inventory all residential and business boulevard trees in Maple Grove. The volunteer program is open to anyone in or outside of Maple Grove. All training and equipment will be provided.

To sign up or get more information, contact Frank Kampel at 763-494-6365 or e-mail


Richfield Garden Club plant sale is May 18

The Richfield Garden Club’s plant sale will be May 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Richfield History Center parking lot, 6901 Lyndale Av. S.

The sale features hardy perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs and hanging baskets.

It’s a fundraiser for the garden club and coincides with the opening of a historical society exhibit on the history of the garden club.


Student applications due this month

The city of Eden Prairie is accepting applications for its Students on Commissions program for next school year.

The program is open to any high school junior or senior (as of September) who lives in Eden Prairie. Applications are due May 24.

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