Workday in the river gorge woodlands [FULL]

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
River Gorge along West River Parkway, Minneapolis
Volunteer hauling buckthorn brush

Thank you for your interest in this Gorge Stewards event. We've reached capacity and registrations are no longer being accepted. Please consider joining us at a different upcoming event. To receive notices of future Gorge Stewards volunteer 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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Just off the main path along the Minneapolis riverfront lie a surprisingly beautiful and rare oak savanna and woodlands tended by River Gorge Stewards volunteers.

The savanna includes the highest quality plant communities remaining in the River Gorge, including a mesic prairie and a remnant oak brushland/woodland undergoing restoration to oak savanna.

Come help restore and protect the savanna and woodlands by lopping buckthorn, hauling brush and performing other important restoration tasks! 

Volunteers will work closely with FMR staff to remove buckthorn and other invading trees, shrubs, and plants as well as hauling brush to its pick-up spot. Tools, gloves and training will be provided. However, be prepared to work on steep slopes and uneven terrain. Due to the tools and terrain, this event is not suitable for small children. Volunteers may also be asked to help with other restoration tasks as needed throughout the worksite.

This event is part of the Gorge Stewards program, which actively engages citizens throughout the Twin Cities in the stewardship of the national treasure that is the Mississippi River Gorge.

 

Can't make it?

To receive notices of future Gorge Stewards volunteer 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.

Partners: 
Thanks to event partners the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and funders Great Lakes Brewing Company, Pentair, Patagonia, and Xcel Energy!