Native Wetland & Green Infrastructure Planting [FULL]
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Near the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers, volunteers will work in a raingarden, a runoff-reducing berm and a demonstration prairie. We'll plant what's needed in each — wetland and drought-hardy plants, eensy plugs and saplings — to strengthen and expand the restoration area. Altogether, the native plants, prairie, raingarden and berm serve as "green infrastructure" — helping to prevent erosion, improve soils and filter pollution from runoff stormwater before it can reach the river. Of course, the native plants also provide much-needed urban habitat for native bees, birds and other wildlife.
As always, staff will provide all the guidance, tools, and gloves needed for a productive and fun event. Children accompanied by a parent or guardian are welcome. (Teens are welcome to participate independently but will need a guardian to sign this online permission form in advance.)
Photos from a similar planting at Crosby last fall are available on FMR's Flickr page.