Take part in the first invasive species removal at Hampton Woods

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Hampton Woods Wildlife Management Area, Hampton Township (Dakota County)
Aerial view of Hampton Woods

Aerial view of Hampton Woods. Photo by Tom Reiter.

Please note: Due to the late spring we've been experiencing the date of this event has been changed from May 1 to May 16! All of the other details remain the same. Thank you for understanding.


Hampton Woods is the largest continuous oak forest in Dakota County, providing critical habitat for forest-dwelling animals, especially birds. This site is especially important since much of the surrounding area is farmland.

Thanks to an FMR partnership with Dakota County, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and local landowners, 191 acres of Hampton Woods is permanently protected as a Wildlife Management Area. Come be part of the first volunteer event at this impressive site.

Volunteers are needed to assist with hand-pulling invasive species from the forest floor. We will focus our efforts on removing the extremely invasive plant garlic mustard. FMR staff will provide identification and removal guidance – no previous experience is necessary.

Learn more about Hampton Woods and enjoy an aerial flyover in "Big woods now protected in heart of Dakota County."

As always, all are welcome. However, space is limited and registration is required. 

Ready to register?

To sign up and receive directions to the meeting spot, contact FMR Volunteer Coordinator Amy Kilgore via the contact form (please select Amy by name from the staff list under "Category") or at akilgore@fmr.org, 651-222-2193 x31. Please include the name of the event, your name, address and phone number along with the number in your party.

You will receive a confirmation email with details and directions from akilgore@fmr.org within two business days. (If you don't, please check your SPAM folder.)

Can't make it?

Hastings United Way, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota Natural Resources and Environmental Trust Fund.