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Correspondence regarding the Birch Island Woods and related topics in chronological order.

4/17/2009
9 Mile Creek book
3/29/2009
Remembering Abbie and Al Picha
7/1/2008
Reconnecting to real nature
5/22/2008
OUR WONDERFUL 2008 PLANT SALE VOLUNTEERS
1/20/2008
Habitat Restoration Expands in Purgatory Park,” by Janet R. Larson, Natural Resources Restoration Specialist, City of Minnetonka
9/26/2007
Anderson Lakes project OK'd, but delayed
7/12/2007
MN Supreme Court ruling relating to Carriage Hills Golf Course
7/5/2007
City working to secure state funds for Eden Wood Center
5/31/2007
Is commuter rail in Chaska's future
2/29/2007
Letter to Eden Prairie Sun Current and Eden Prairie News
2/28/2007
Despite threat of lawsuit, EP golf course zoning finalized
2/20/2007
Bent Creek Findings
2/2/07
Summary on the renovation of the Glen Lake Children’s Camp at Eden Wood
1/17/07
Bent Creek Golf Course owners' attorney threatens litigation over EP rezoning plan
12/16/06
Eden Prairie Lakes Project
12/6/2006
EP's Parks and Rec director to retire after 30 years
12/6/06
EP council gives initial nod to 'golf course' zoning
9/14/06
The State of the Lakes
7/26/06
Upate on the process on BIW Conservation Area expansion vis-a-vis Cummins-Grill reuse and
federal LAWCON funding from the Eden Prairie News
7/12/06
Former golf clubhouse could be donated to Eden Prairie
7/12/06
EP residents to commission: Road would pollute spring
5/10/06
Eden Wood to get a little TLC: Historic buildings at former site of Glen Lake Children's Camp
3/23/06
Moratorium set for development at EP golf courses
2/21/06
Cummins Grill House, Smith Douglas More House and adaptive re-use
2/3/06
Critters in Eden, Critters on the Prairie
1/6/2006
BIW Expansion Summary Packet
1/6/06
Email to Save Bent Creek volunteers from Steve Chelesnik
1/4/06
Bent Creek issue packs city council meeting again
12/22/05
City ranking properties to be purchased for park land
12/8/05
Could our kids have 'Nature-Deficit Disorder?'
12/1/05
Riley Land for Sale
11/28/05
Email to city on Bent Creek future
11/23/05
Future of Bent Creek unkown
10/23/05
Volunteers fighting buckthorn invasion
10/13/05
Ron Case: Vote ‘yes' for referendum
10/12/05
Park Bond Referendum attempts to address Eden Prairie resident concerns: Four questions on Nov. 8 ballot, few questions raised at Tuesday town meeting
10/6/05
County Rail Authority mulls rules on right-of-way encroachment
10/6/05
Why I'm voting yes (4 times) for parks
10/6/05
Consider benefits of parks
5/21/05
Open-Space Coalition Combines Groups' Efforts
4/23/05
City Council: Explore parks referendum options
4/21/2005
City shaping park referendum ‘sequel’
3/10/05
City seeks grant for two acres of Birch Island Woods
12/9/04
Commission ponders pros, cons of proposed dog park locations
11/30/04
Letter from Rick Schultz, Manager, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, on polices pertaining to dogs in the refuge
11/23/04
Letter by Friendship Ventures pertaining to proposed, off-leash dog use of Birch Island Woods
11/18/04
HISTORIC HOUSE'S FUTURE TAKES CENTER STAGE
11/11/04
Woman says city barking up the wrong tree
11/4/04
New dog park possibilities proposed
10/29/04
City lets property option on land near woods expire
7/22/04
From Eden Prairie to Jordan (Three discover the southwest suburbs by trail)
7/21/04
Sun Newspaper report Birch Island Woods supporters turn to ‘Plan E’
3/18/04
Sun Newspapers report on city counsel resolution for DNR
3/12/04
Big Woods and Long Lake are saved
3/4/04
Resolution in support of DNR Grants
3/3/04
Letter to Bob Lambert about the May parks referendum
11/18/03
Open Space Victories
10/24/03
Haunted Woods Walk draws crowd
10/22/03
FBIW receives "Champion of Open Space" Award
2/13/03
EP News story on Abbie and Al Picha
2/24/03
Press release: Edenvale outlots to be saved by the city
10/20/02
2002 Elections voters guide from FBIW
7/10/02
Peg Meier's Star Tribune story about the Picha Heritage Farm
6/26/02
Eden Prairie News Story on the Birch Island Woods Conservation Area Management Plan and letter-to-the editor on the need for a leash-free, dog park in Eden Prairie
12/18/01
County Board tribute to Mayor Jean Harris
Hennepin County Board Approval of Woods agreement
Commissioner's comments about the preservation effort
12/13/01
EP News Thank You Letters to the Editor
12/6/01
EP News Editorial on the woods being saved
12/4/01
Details on City's surprise announcement to acquire woods parcel east of Indian Chief Road
11/7/00
Voters Guide 2000
2/2/00
Article in Eden Prairie Sun Current about the Friends of Birch Island Woods.
1/8/00
Letter from Friends of Birch Island Woods to Commissioner Randy Johnson confirming interest in setting date for a meeting and presenting a packet of background information.
1/6/00
A fax letter from the Friends of Birch Island Woods to Randy Johnson requesting a meeting with the Group.
1/4/00
A representative letter response from the County to citizen concerns about the Woods
12/14/99
County to City of Eden Prairie about the 60 day deadline and the announcement of the appraised value of the property.
12/2/99
Eden Prairie News prints editorial supporting preservation of the Woods.
11/24/99
Mayor Anderson of Minnetonka to County requesting that county provide time for EP to acquire Birch Island Woods.
11/8/99
Mayor Harris to County Requesting two years to figure out a way to acquire the land.
 
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