Tend the demonstration prairie at Crosby Farm Park

Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 6:00pm to Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 7:45pm
Location: 
Crosby Farm Park, along the river a couple miles west of downtown St. Paul (Registrants will receive detailed directions.)
Volunteers tending the demonstration prairie at Crosby Farm Park in St. Paul

Volunteers tending the demonstration prairie at Crosby Farm Park in St. Paul

Help tend an interpretive native prairie planted in recent years by volunteers at Crosby Farm Regional Park!

The three-acre demonstration prairie includes 1,000 native prairie plants and species markers to educate and inform visitors. Volunteers will help weed, remove invasive species and otherwise care for the planting and the surrounding areas, all under the care and guidance of FMR and Saint Paul Parks staff. 

This event is also part of the Gorge Stewards program, bringing neighbors together to work toward a common goal of protecting and restoring the Mississippi River Gorge – a natural oasis of limestone bluffs, natural springs, oak savanna, and hardwood forests carved out by Saint Anthony Falls over 10,000 years.

Staff will provide all guidance, tools, and gloves needed for a healthy planting and fun event. Children accompanied by a parent or guardian are encouraged to attend. Check out a great set of photos from last year's tending event.

Ready to register?

To ensure a high-quality experience and adequate supplies, capacity is limited and advance registration 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. You will receive a confirmation email and additional details, such as directions and what to wear, from akilgore[at]fmr.org within, at most, two business days. If you don't see a confirmation from us, please check your spam folder.

Under 18 and planning to participate on your own? Please have your parent or guardian complete this quick online form.

Partners: 
The Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, Laura Jane Musser Fund, REI, Xcel Energy, St. Paul Parks and Recreation