In Compliance with
Minnesota Executive Order 20-04, the
Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center
will be closed to the public from
5 PM March 17th, 2020
until we get further notice.
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.
Go to https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/sunfish-lake-park to view the observations in the Sunfish Lake Park Project, or take pictures and upload them to the Project.
June Activities (if possible)
Free Saturday June 13th 9:30 AM to Noon – Regular Buckthorn Removal day –
We have the loppers, gloves, and herbicide. Please contact George for further information or questions at 651-757-5610.
Postponed until after we can open again –
Bug Zone Presentation: A LIVE Insect Experience!
FREE – Bruce the Bug Guy presents a dynamic blend of Show ‘n Tell, storytelling, interesting facts and fun hands-on activities, including LIVE critters from the arthropod zoo.
Second Saturdays weather permitting – regular volunteer Buckthorn Removal day
Spring for Nature fundraiser has been modified to a Virtual Fundraising Dinner. Visit Fundraising Dinner tab to donate and request your Lake Elmo Inn gift certificate.
Postponed – Saturday May 30th 10 AM – Monarch Butterflies with Carmen Johnson, Master Gardener – will be rescheduled as soon as possible
Later this year -Saturday 9:00 AM Annual Sunfish Lake Park Family Nature Day if possible
Flying Wild Plus workshop by Audubon MN – a learning experience about birds, for educators – postponed indefinitely
Saturday August 4th 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Day of Spoons!
A day of spoons is meant to be a mid-summer opportunity for carvers to gather, carve and exchange ideas.
What to bring: Carving projects, tools and supplies. Folding chair, cooler with lunch and beverages, sunscreen and bug spray. Coffee, lemonade and ice tea will be available.
What to Expect: The nature center has large areas to gather and carve. Sunfish Lake Park also has over 200 acres of woodlands to explore.
In the event of rain, the nature center is available for carving indoors. The nature center also has bathrooms and classroom space. There is also a partial kitchen where light snacks will be available.
For more information on the location and facilities please Google appropriately.
Contact: John Neitge firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: 763-645-6236