Find Out More About the Park & the New Partnership on March 28th!
Bertram Lakes Open House – March 28th, 6-8 PM
at the Monticello Community Center
Wright County and the City of Monticello are exploring the development of a new partnership with Minnesota Off Road Cyclists (MORC) and have begun the process of creating a Mountain Bike Trail Plan that is proposed to be implemented in phases at Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park. The Bertram Chain of Lakes Advisory Board has approved the partnership concept and will be bringing the recommendation to the County Board and City Council for formal consideration.
The community is invited to attend a community meeting to kick-off the concept planning process. The meeting will allow the public to provide input on trails, facility needs, opportunities and priorities. When the concept planning process is complete, it will be a clear guide for future trail development, policies, funding, operations, and implementation.
The open house will held on Thursday, March 28, 2013 starting at 6:00 p.m. Participants are encouraged to drop in anytime during the open house to provide input to the planning team and learn more about the project.
In addition to the trail planning information there will be a short presentation at 6:00 p.m. regarding the history, past planning efforts, and the Bertram Chain of Lakes Friends Group.
Location: Monticello City Hall, 505 Walnut Street
Date/Time: Thursday, March 28, 20136:00 – 8:00 p.m.
See you there!
The boy scouts gathered a fantastic group of people who worked very hard at Bertram Clean Up Day! They said it was about 100 kids but I think it was a lot more with all the troupe leaders and parents and other volunteers.
They cleared the entire section of Buckthorn that was laid out and kept right on going. They picked all the rocks in a designated section, cleared out old broken down docks and other structures. I saw
some picking up trash and others cleaning the dead wood out of the dam between Bertram and Long. They worked right through the rain and I thought they did a great job! I think they appreciated the Friends of Bertram Lakes being there to help out too.
Big shout out to Eagle Scout project leader, Mitch Walker, who had a huge job arranging and directing all the volunteers. He did a great job! Thanks to everyone for another successful Bertram Clean Up Day!
Where: Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park
When: Saturday, May 5, 2012 1 – 4 pm
The Friends of Bertram Lakes is partnering with the Boy Scouts this year for a Spring Clean Up and Work Day at Bertram Lakes Regional Park. We have lots of great projects we could use some help with so we are inviting the public for a fun day of helping a great cause.
Come enjoy the park and pick up trash or help us bust some buckthorn. Trash bags will be provided. Please bring along gloves. For buckthorn removal we will have a few pruning loppers but bring yours along if you have one. We will meet on the south side of the park off 90th Street. Questions, call Colleen at 651-983-3481.
Thanks to everyone who attended the Friends of Bertram Lakes Open House on Saturday. Martyn Dibben did a really nice slide show presentation and attendees learned which areas of the park we own and which are open for public use.
There was a nice discussion of the committees available for those who want to participate in helping the Friends of Bertram Lakes and many people signed up to help. We are especially happy that we will be able to see so many of you at the Park Clean Up Day this Spring.
We appreciate all of your involvement and can’t wait until the next time!
The Friends of the Bertram Chain of Lakes invite you to learn more about what’s happening at the 500 acre regional park and how you can become involved in supporting the park.
Join the Friends for cookies, coffee and more information at their Open House on Saturday, February 11th from 10 AM to Noon at the Monticello Community Center.
Join Us for Spring Clean Up Day!
We will be cleaning up the area surrounding Bertram Lakes and we could use your help.
What: Spring Clean Up Day
When: Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM.
Where: The future home of Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park
Driving Directions to the Land: Take 39 West to Briarwood Avenue, Go South on Briarwood 1 mi.,
Park will be on the left side.
Details: We’ll supply the plastic bags, but we suggestion you wear waterproof footwear and work gloves.
It’s a great way for the whole family to spend time outdoors and you’ll be donating time to a good cause. Together we can keep this land pristine!
We hope to see you there!
We have a fun family event coming up with the Friends of Bertram Chain of Lakes and we didn’t want you to miss out! On Saturday, April 9th we’re having a pancake breakfast! Here are the details:
What: Pancake Breakfast
Where: Applebee’s, 9386 Deegan Ave NE, Monticello, MN
When: Saturday, April 9th from 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM
Cost: $5.00 per person
You can either buy tickets in person at Applebee’s or you can order tickets in advance by sending $5.00 per ticket to:
Friends of Bertram Chain of Lakes
P.O. Box 1142
Monticello, MN 55362
Your tickets will be mailed to you and so make sure to include your address with your request.
It’s a great outing for the whole family and you’d be supporting a wonderful cause!
We hope to see you there!
Will you be there? Tell us in the comments below . . . and don’t forget to tell your friends!