Despite the iffy weather, (June 2, 2023) it was an excellent inaugural Bears Explore Outdoors event for families Friday night (June 2) hosted by White Bear Lake Area Schools Community Services and Recreation at Bald Eagle Lake Regional Park. Lots of good food from Red Luna, lots of giveaways, chances to play games and even learn a little about fishing. Other supporting participants included Baztec Fishing, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Ramsey County, Vadnais Lake Area Water Management Organization, and #WhiteBearLakeMN police department. We #Rotarians were there, too, to happily pitch in. Shown from left, Ken Galloway, Ellen Fahey, Bob Timmons, Community Services and Recreation Director Tim Maurer, Gloria and Craig Drake, and Lori Swanson. Apparently our Rotary string bags were a hit.