Friends of the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center Annual Fundraiser

The Friends of the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center are planning their annual fundraiser for

Tuesday, April 28, at the Bigwood Event Center. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. Tickets for

the event are $50 per person and can be purchased from the Friends group by mailing a

check to: PO Box 229; Fergus Falls, MN 56538. Any questions you have about the event can

be directed to the Friends office at 998-4488.

 A social time with hors d’oeuvres, desserts, coffee and cash bar will begin at 6pm, with

music provided by the Fergus Falls High School Chamber Orchestra.

 Many valuable and exciting live and silent auction items, as well as raffle

prizes will be available–something for everyone!

This year’s fundraising focus is the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center (PWLC)

Greenhouse Operation. The greenhouse programs at the PWLC promote many

educational opportunities for students including: critical thinking skills, journaling, and

problem solving. In this one of kind program the students have extra-ordinary

opportunities to learn native plants and scrubs, seed identification, prairie restoration,

and general information on plant care and growth. Plants grown and cared for by these

students will be planted in area prairie restorations, benefitting all of us.

The Friends of the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center was formed in 1989 to lead the way in

transforming the vision of establishing a learning center located on the prairie into a reality.

The mission of the Friends is “to enhance and promote understanding of the prairie pothole

region, primarily through support of the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center.” The Friends group

was instrumental in raising more than $3 million for initial construction at the PWLC, and

today it continues to support the nationally recognized environmental education offered at the

PWLC through volunteer time, and by securing funding to assist with programming and

events held here each year.

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