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Groups tour Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens

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Representatives of the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomed members and friends from the University of Minnesota Extension's Regional Sustainable Development Partnership to the Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens at the Cross Lake Recreation Area on Wednesday, July 25.

The Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens project enjoyed early funding support from the Central Region's Sustainable Development Partnership.

The group of about 40 people heard brief opening comments from PBSBA board member Lynn Scharenbroich and Army Corps of Engineers site manager Corrine Hodapp. They then dispersed in three groups to the gardens, where they were treated to information about specific garden sites and the overall development of the garden, past, present and future.

Creation of the gardens was designed to shine a light on their namesake, Linda Ulland, a longtime PBSBA board member and environmental enthusiast. Each area of the gardens is intended to showcase her spunky personality and her insistence that the best learning opportunities often hide in the disguise of cool fun.

The Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens celebrated a grand opening in May 2017. The gardens are free and open to the public.