Tricounty News

Photographing wildflowers at Lake Maria S.P.

“Skills in Photographing Wildflowers” will be the topic of a program at Lake Maria State Park beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27, in the park’s nature 

Leading the session will be veteran professional photographer John Pennoyer of Maple Grove, who has conducted workshops for many organizations and is a member of the Nature Camera Club.

“This free program – for adults and youth – is designed for all levels of camera experience,” says Mark Crawford, park manager. “Following the program, participants can put their knowledge to work within the park.”

There is no fee for the program, and registration is not required. However, there is a $5 vehicle entry fee for those without an annual permit. Lake Maria State Park is located approximately seven miles northwest of Monticello, five miles north of Maple Lake and 10 miles northeast of Annandale on Wright County Highway 111. For directions and information about park activities, call the office at (763) 878-2325, or visit its website at