Volunteers who live near the Phalen Chain of Lakes are invited to join us for the Stewards of the Phalen Chain of Lakes meetings
The first Thursday of every month
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1390 Larpenteur Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN 55109
Purpose – Create our action calendar for 2012 for volunteer stewardship activities in our watershed.

Over 50 volunteers living near the Phalen Chain of Lakes—Phalen, Keller, Gervais, Kohlman lakes and Kohlman Creek in the cities of St. Paul, Maplewood, Little Canada and North St. Paul—participated in a networking picnic in August and visioning retreats in September convened by the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District. The result was a shared vision for watershed stewardship and hands‐on projects. With the Launching of the Stewards of the Phalen Chain of Lakes on December 1, we will formalize these ideas and create ACTION TEAMS identified at our September 22 Retreat.

EDUCATION: Increase public awareness for taking action, and connect kids with the natural environment as stewards.

CLEAN‐UPS & RESTORATION:  Coordinate and increase volunteers to remove  litter, leaves & invasives. Make Improvements for water quality.  Expand native
habitat. Expand and connect natural corridors.

EVENTS/ CELEBRATIONS: Celebrate our chain of lakes and our efforts; educate and engage residents.

RECREATION: Get more people on and around the water; explore the greenways and trailways of the Phalen Chain of Lakes.

For more information, contact Louise Watson, Ramsey‐Washington Metro Watershed District at 651‐792‐7956 or e-mail louise@rwmwd.org. Additional information is available at www.phalenstewards.org and on our facebook page www.facebook.com/#!/groups/238320409531962/

The Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District works to protect and improve local water quality and natural resources. It is generally bounded by the I-694/494 corridor and 35E and the Mississippi River, which encompasses sections of North St. Paul, Maplewood, White Bear Lake, Vadnais Heights, Little Canada, Oakdale, Woodbury, Landfall, Gem Lake and St. Paul.