Welcome to Big River Big Woods Chapter


Twin Cities East Metro Chapter

Welcome to Big River Big Woods.  We are a brand new Wild Ones Chapter in the East Metro area of the Twin Cities, MN.  We are excited to offer residents of St. Paul and the eastern suburbs opportunities to learn more about native plants and sound landscaping practices.  Having a local chapter will make it easier for us to learn from one another.  We encourage you to contact us to learn more about Wild Ones and the Big River Big Woods chapter.

Monthly Meetings

Our meetings are free and open to the public.  We hold our meetings on the fourth Thursday of the month.  Our meetings start with social time between 6:30 and 7 p.m.  From 7 to 8:30 p.m. we have the educational portion of the meeting.  Starting in September we will meet at Autumn Grove Park, 1365 Lydia Avenue West, Roseville, MN  Map

If you’d like to learn more about native plants and natural landscaping, we’d like to see you at our next Wild Ones event!  Help us grow!

Meeting Schedule

September 22
6:30 p.m. social time, 7 – 8:30 p.m. meeting

Chapter Meeting

Autumn Grove Park Recreation Building, 1365 Lydia Ave. W., Roseville (map)

October 27,  7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home

Hometown Habitat Badge

Ramsey County Library, 2180 North Hamline Ave, Roseville  (map)

Big River Big Woods, in partnership with Wild Ones Twin Cities and Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District, will screen this 90-minute film showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems.  This film tells the stories of 7 different communities and how they succeeded in creating native landscapes.

November 17
6:30 p.m. social time, 7 – 8:30 p.m. meeting

Potluck and Chapter Meeting

Autumn Grove Park Recreation Building, 1365 Lydia Ave. W., Roseville (map)


Volunteer at Roseville Library Children’s Native Garden

2180 North Hamline Avenue, Roseville

Every Thursday morning join Kris O’Brien, Master Naturalist and Wild Ones member, in caring for the library’s native garden.

Meet at the main doors at 8:30 am or if you’re late, look for us in the garden. It’s the fenced are on the east side of the library (by Dunn Bros). Bring gloves and hand tools if possible.

This is our chapter’s first community outreach project. It’s our opportunity to share the joy of native plants with our community. Beginners and experts can help!

If you have suggestions for other projects in the East Twin Cities Metro area please send your suggestions to our chapter’s email box at bigriverbigwoods@gmail.com.

Let us know if an evening gardening time would work better for you and which day and time. Everyone welcome!

What’s New

Lake Phalen Tour

Our First Garden Tours

Wonderful Evening with Nature Photographer

Julia’s Garden

Neonicotinoids — “neonics”

Recommended Reading

Help Maintain Roseville Parks