Pull invasive species at Pine Bend Bluffs SNA

Event Date: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Pine Bend Bluffs SNA, Inver Grove Heights (participants will recieve detailed directions upon registration)
Pine Bend volunteers in allysum

Join us as we return to protect Pine Bend Bluffs Scientific & Natural Area (SNA), an award-winning restoration site known for some of the best views of the Upper Mississippi River.

Working with FMR Land Conservation Director Tom Lewanski and FMR staff, volunteers will remove spotted knapweed and hoary allysum, two invasive species encroaching on the native prairie. Additional tending and restoration activities may take place as well. Minnesota's native bees and local wildlife depend on this rare habitat. Plus, with their deeper root systems, the native prairie plants work to better control erosion and filter pollution that would otherwise run off of the Pine Bend Bluffs into the Mississippi River below.

As always, training, gloves, tools and guidance will be provided. Volunteers should be aware, however, that an SNA is not your average park; there are no paved trails, pavilions or other facilities on site.

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 and 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.) Amy is typically in the office M-Th.

FYI, you will not only be volunteering for FMR but for event partner the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Scientific & Natural Areas program.

Can't make it?

To receive notices of future Pine Bend events, contact FMR Volunteer Coordinator Amy Kilgore, akilgore@fmr.org. Or, to receive a twice-a-month e-newsletter including all FMR activities and news, sign up for Mississippi Messages.

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Partners: 
Thank you event partners MN Department of Natural Resources and the City of Cottage Grove. Program support provided by the 3M Foundation.