Tend the native bluff prairie at Indian Mounds Park

Event Date: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Indian Mounds Park, St. Paul
Volunteer helping restore Mounds Park

Indian Mounds Park is home to one of the most photographed river views in the metro area. The iconic overlook is also home to a restoration project providing much-needed habitat and biodiversity while protecting the bluff, the views and local water quality.

FMR volunteers — students from nearby Harding High Earth Club, community members (including Friends of Mounds Park) and individuals and families from throughout the metro area — have been restoring the native bluff prairie on historic Indian Mounds Park's overlook since 2011.

Volunteers are now needed to lend a hand working with FMR and Saint Paul Parks & Recreation staff to tend to native prairie plants previously installed by other Indian Mounds Park stewards. By removing invasive species and assisting with other tending tasks, volunteers will help the plants thrive and make it through the summer. Thanks to their deep roots, the prairie plants help anchor the steep bluff soil and filter pollutants, such as oil and lawn chemicals, carried to the bluff by stormwater. They will also provide important bee, butterfly and bird habitat.

Please wear sturdy shoes and be prepared to work on steep and uneven terrain. While most FMR activities are family friendly, due to the tools and terrain this particular event is not suitable for small children. Tools and training will be provided.

Ready to register?

To ensure a high-quality experience, capacity is limited and preregistration required. To sign up, contact FMR Volunteer Coordinator Amy Kilgore via our contact form (please change Category from "general inquiries" to  "volunteering") or at akilgore@fmr.org, 651-222-2193 x31.

Please include: the name of the event, your name, address and phone number and the number in your party. While most FMR activities are family friendly, due to the tools and terrain this particular event is not suitable for small children. You will receive a confirmation email and additional details, such as directions and what to wear, from akilgore@fmr.org within two business days, Amy is typically in the office M-Th each week.

Can't make it?

To be notified of future Indian Mounds Park or other restoration and education events, contact FMR Volunteer Coordinator Amy Kilgore at akilgore@fmr.org, or sign up for our twice-a-month e-newsletter by clicking the "Mississippi Messages" box on the right.

Partners: 
Thank you Mounds Park partners City of Saint Paul, National Park Service, Friends of Mounds Park and Harding High School! Funding provided by Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, Pentair, Xcel Energy, and the Bruce Vento Foundation.