RumRiver Art center, Ramsey partner to increase bee population
More than a dozen people came out to Elmcrest Park Monday evening to decorate bee houses.
It was an art and naturalist project rolled into one.
The RumRiver Art Center, based in Anoka, has been coming to Ramsey parks more frequently and is scheduled to be at the Elmcrest Park community building every month this year for a different art project.
On March 27, children worked with their parents and grandparents to paint bee houses and in some cases add mosaic glass to add another unique look.
Larry Weinberg, director of the RumRiver Art Center, had heard about the decline of pollinators from news stories. But he never heard of a bee house and did not quite comprehend the importance of helping to grow the bee population until Mark Riverblood called and asked if he would be interested in helping to decorate these for the city of Ramsey.