Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a nice holiday season with family and friends. Our next quarterly gathering of the Metro Area Minnesota Women’s Woodland Network is scheduled for Tuesday, January 19, 2016 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Crooners Lounge and Supper Club, 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Fridley; 763-571-9020; http://www.croonersloungemn.com/. Note: this was the old Shorewood Bar and Grill and now a women-owned business! I reserved our space starting at 6:30 so you can get there a bit early to warm up with dinner or a treat! If you can join us, please RSVP to me so that I can confirm our reservation. Looking forward to seeing you!
Member Ginger Kopp, Forester/Agroforester with the USDA NRCS, will lead a discussion about available resources that explain how climate change may impact MN forest resources and how to find information about planning forest management activities taking future climate change probabilities into account. Ginger has a strong passion for this topic and will come with great information. This should be a great discussion!
Also, looking ahead to the coming year, please think about topics for our quarterly gatherings, possible field trips/tours and locations for us to meet. Would you be willing to take the lead in planning a meeting/activity in 2016 with my help? Let’s brainstorm some great ideas!
For those who have expressed an interest in the Metro Area MNWWN book club, leader Ginger Kopp will arrive by 6:30 to continue the discussion of a book club. No book was selected for January. April perhaps??
Minnesota Women’s Woodland Network (MNWWN):
Purpose: The Minnesota Women’s Woodland Network (MNWWN) provides the opportunity to recognize and enhance the role of women in woodland management, whether they own land themselves, may inherit or purchase land in the future, or who man simply be interested in supporting this effort.
Mission: The Minnesota Women's Woodland Network is dedicated to building a community of women woodland owners, their families and land managers to nurture a land ethic. The MN Women's Woodland Network creates supportive, informal, small group learning opportunities on topics that include trees, nature and caring for the land.
Goals: Provide networking opportunities for women woodland owners to learn from and support each other · Foster a learning environment that encourages women to participate in woodland management education · Connect women with resources and professionals · Develop recognition of the important role of women as woodland owners in Minnesota.