Winterizing Your Pollinator/Natural Spaces Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6-7:30 pm Council Chambers FREE Join us for a free seminar on putting your pollinator/natural space to bed for the winter…the pollinator-friendly way. Do you plant a cover crop to protect the small animals and insects? Do you till the soil before covering the space? Are there any plants that will help keep the pollinators alive over the winter months. Michaela Neu and Thea Evans will discuss these questions as well as other pertinent ideas to winterizing your pollinator / natural space. Michaela Neu Michaela Neu is the Youth & Community Outreach Specialist for the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization. Her work includes collaborating with partners to provide resources and opportunities to connect audiences to experiences particularly relating to water quality, storm water management and natural resources. She also works to coordinate, in partnership with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the Mississippi River Green Team, a conservation employment program for teens from North and Northeast Minneapolis. She holds a B.S. in Geography and a M.S. in Natural Resources Science and Management, both from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Thea Evans Thea Evans coordinates the pollinator garden at the University of Minnesota Bee Lab. She has extensive experience with plants and pollinators, including starting a native plant grant program with the Longfellow Community Council, running a native plant landscaping business, and completing a natural resources internship with the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District. For the last several years, she has worked on the Minnesota Bee Atlas project, a citizen science survey of bees in Minnesota. Michaela will present from 6-6:30 and then take 15 minutes of Q&A. Thea from 6:45-7:15 with 15 minutes of Q&A. Any gap time between Michaela and Thea will be used for a short break. Any remaining time following Thea will be final comments from Richard Sonterre, St. Anthony City Code Official, and any last Q&A.