2015 Annual Meeting
Friends of Itasca 2015 Annual Meeting and Nature Walk
The schedule for the day:
Upcoming Feature Speaker—
Itasca’s Presenter Under the Pines: Fall Changes in Nature with John Latimer, Phenologist
Saturday, October 3, 2015, from 4-5 p.m.
Meet in the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center Classroom
John Latimer, Key-note speaker
Join Grand Rapids mail carrier John Latimer as he describes his observations of the outdoors as nature prepares for the transition from fall to winter. John’s stories will reveal how plant and animal life are influenced by the seasons.
John, whose father was a forester, has been observing nature closely for many years. He serves now as staff phenologist at KAXE/KBXE Northern Community Radio with studios in Grand Rapids and Bemidji.
Program sponsored by the Friends of Itasca State Park.
WEEKEND FAMILY FUN EVENTS!
28th Annual Ozawindib Walk
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Registration: 1-1:30 at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center
Join the Friends of Itasca State Park during the peak of fall colors for a family fun afternoon during the 28th Annual Ozawindib Walk. Sponsored by Friends of Itasca State Park, the Ozawindib Walk commemorates Ozawindib, the Ojibwe guide who lead Henry R. Schoolcraft to the Headwaters of the Mississippi River in 1832.
Board member Doug Williams reported: “Around 55 people enjoyed a beautiful walk and a great presentation by Connie. A large group of German exchange students were counted in the attendees. Sehr gut! Doug”
Board member Dan with grandson. “He did actually walk a little bit, but preferred to be carried by g’ma and enjoy a bird’s eye view compliments of g’pa for the lectures.”
Board member John Lafond conducting the raffle drawing. Proceeds from the raffle will be used to purchase benches for the bike trail.
The raffle winners:
1st place prize: Fran Corcoran, Minneapolis
2nd place prize: Sam Malm, Dresser, WI
3rd place prize: Tami Gehrke, Casselton, ND
The prize list:
Photos by LuAnn Hurd-Lof, Doug Williams, Dan Wilson, and Linda Bentson