2017 Annual Meeting
Friends of Itasca State Park hosted a number of activities during the peak of fall colors Sept. 30. Proceeds from the Friends’ raffle this year will go toward programming at the refurbished amphitheater. The Itasca Getaway raffle winners are Karen Mehr, Paynesville; Leslie Hutner, Hartford, CT and Jay Peaslee, Centennial, CO. In the afternoon, some Friends members and other park visitors participated in the annual Ozawindib Walk along the Dr. Roberts Trail. Following the hike, the Friends sponsored a program by Dr. Marla Spivak, University of Minnesota researcher. She spoke about honey bees’ social health care system and research showing bees exhibit improved immune system function and behavioral defenses for fighting off the effects of pathogens and pesticides when they have access to good floral nutrition.
Posted by Lu Ann Hurd-Lof