Events and Programs

In Compliance with
Minnesota Executive Orders 20-XX, the Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center Building has been closed to the public since March 17th, 2020. Outdoor features and activities are available as shown below.

Admission to Lake Elmo’s Sunfish Lake Park and to the Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center are free of charge.   FREE events and programs are so marked.  Registration and  payment for most programs with fees is available on-line via Paypal, or contact the Event producer directly with the contact information shown.

FREE -Regular Buckthorn Removal Days – Second Saturdays at 9:30 AM

April 10th is the next opportunity- please contact George at 651-757-5610 for details. We have the loppers, gloves, herbicide.

Saturday May 15th 7:00 to 8:00 AM

Sustainable Stillwater MN Morning Birdwalk

Your guide will lead you on a walk through Sunfish Lake Park pointing out the various birds we encounter. If you want more bird fun, you will have plenty of time to get to Pioneer Park to enjoy all the SSMN’s Migratory Bird Day Festival activities which start at 9 AM and go to 1 PM. What a great way to start the day!

There are only 25 spots, so RSVP today to hold your place!

Guests must wear face masks and COVID guidelines will be followed.

To sign up for this event,

please visit

Sunfish Lake Park Project on iNaturalist

Go to to view the observations in the Sunfish Lake Park Project, or take pictures and upload them to the Project.

Scavenger Hunt printouts available

If you are taking a nature walk and would like to print out a pictorial scavenger hunt, Christa has made some, feel free to download and print them, by clicking on the Activities to Download tab above


Second Saturdays weather permitting – regular volunteer Buckthorn Removal day