Sunday, August 19, 2012
The event is Sept. 21.
Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Editor's note: The following is a Wood Lake Nature Center press release. Wood Lake Nature Center is a recognized leader in providing green community events like the Urban Wildland Half Marathon and 5K Race. The Birds and Birdie Tournament promises to be another such event and the greenest golf tournament of its size in the state. The Friends of Wood Lake (FOWL) started in 1991 in order to help provide financial and political support to the City of Richfield’s one and only nature center. Since then it has put on 22 benefit dinners, 18 goofy golf tournaments and one real golf tournament to benefit this unique and vital 150-acre park in Richfield…
Friday, August 17, 2012
The volunteer organization helps keep Wood Lake Nature Center up to date.
Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter In existence since 1991, the Friends of Wood Lake (FOWL) Board has been key to keeping Wood Lake Nature Center's facilities and programs up to date and innovative. The board now has member vacancies its looking to fill. Key responsibilities include: A great way to be involved with nature conservation, education, parks, schools, scouts, special events and a great group of people. To apply, call 612-861-9365 or go to woodlakenaturecenter.org, click on "FOWL" and then on "Membership Application" to apply. All board members must be approved by the City of Richfield’s Richfield Community Services Commission.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Its time for you to cast your vote in our Readers' Choice contest.
Friday, August 10, 2012
The nature center is encouraging people to further memorialize their loved ones.
Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter While originally designed for the automotive industry, QR codes (quick response codes) have been popping up in retail store windows, on soda cans and in magazines the past couple years. You've likely seen one. The codes are black and white in color, and have small squares that make up a sort of pattern within a box. These days anyone with the right smartphone application can scan one of the codes and find instant information—usually on sales, loyalty programs, coupons and so on. Now, QR codes are becoming part of Wood Lake Nature Center. According to Director Karen Shragg, the center is encouraging anyone who has commemorated a person with a …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Hundreds of runners made a trip to Richfield Saturday morning to compete in the annual event.
Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Rain and drizzle didn't stop more than 1,100 runners from taking their mark at Richfield's annual Urban Wildland Half Marathon and 5K Saturday morning. Brian Sames of Shakopee took top honors in the half marathon finishing the 13.1-mile run at 1:14:30, while Sean Fox of Northfield took first in the 5K with a time of 18:32. This year marked the 10-year anniversary of the race and all proceeds help fund the partnership between Richfield Public Schools and Wood Lake Nature Center. All Richfield school children get the opportunity to learn about the environment by visiting the center throughout the year. Click here to see all the results. *** If …
Monday, July 30, 2012
The event is Aug. 4 and registration ends tonight.
Registration for Richfield's Urban Wildland Half Marathon and 5K race will close Monday, July 30 at 11:59 p.m. or anytime before that if registration is full. This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the race and all proceeds help fund the partnership between Richfield Public Schools and Wood Lake Nature Center. All Richfield school children get the opportunity to learn about the environment by visiting the center throughout the year. The cost for the half marathon is $50 and the 5K is $30. The race is Saturday, Aug. 4 beginning at Veterans Memorial Park. To register for the race online, go to urbanwildland.com. For more information, call the Richfield Community Center at 612-861-9395.
Monday, July 23, 2012
The nominations are in! Cast your vote below.
Richfield Patch spent weeks collecting nominations for 25 categories in late June and early July. Now it's time to vote. The nominees for Richfield Readers' Choice Best Bird Watching Spot are: Vote for your favorite in the poll below and tell us why it's your pick in the comments section. Voting will remain open until Aug. 17. The winners will be announced shortly after. *** Click here to see a list of all the 25 categories with links to voting pages.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Richfield Patch's interactive map for coyote sightings throughout the city has new entries. Don't forget to add your own encounters to the map.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Nominate a local park for the Richfield Readers' Choice Best Park category. Nominations end July 9.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Patch asks you to nominate your favorite locale.
A variety of bird species call Richfield home in the summer months before heading out of town for the winter. Some even stay year-round. From Barn Swallows to Blue Jays, residents can enjoy the flying friends pretty much anywhere in the city. But, for you bird lovers out there, we want to know your pick for the best spot to do a little bird watching. Is there a rare species that has made a nest in a nearby park? Are there a dozen different birds that can be spotted over Richfield Lake? Nominate the best spot to take in the sights in the comments section below. We will take nominations starting this week. Nominations end July 9 and voting for the best gas station in town run from July 23 to Aug. 17. See all the Readers' Choice categories.