Making Democracy Work

Make Democracy Work!

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

LWV ABC members are also members of LWV Minnesota and LWV United States.

Mon, August 12 Program and Potluck -- We will return to Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve in Bethel, based on the popularity of last year's event. Optional 5:00 pm one-mile walk to the bog to observe the buffalo. Then potluck supper at 6 pm followed by a special program, described below. The address for Cedar Creek is 2260 Fawn Lake Drive NE, Bethel. See logistics details on our Calendar page and in our Mid-Summer Update newsletter: savann Our speaker will be Gene Merriam, an accomplished former DNR commissioner; state senator from 1975-96 where he was a key player in passing major watershed, waste management and recycling laws; and executive director of Freshwater Society for six years. He continues to serve on corporate, environmental and non-profit boards -- and is a member of LWV ABC. Gene will talk about his work as a citizen scientist with the Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis' Red-headed Woodpecker Recovery Project in Cedar Creek's oak savannas. Project info here: Please join us!