Oak woodlands brush haul
Thanks to the ongoing support of local volunteers and a long-term partnership with 3M, FMR has had the privilege of helping to preserve and restore the oak woodlands around 3M's Cottage Grove facility near the Mississippi River. Former invasive species thickets are now home to wildflowers and wildlife, helping to connect adjacent natural areas and form part of a green corridor in southern Washington County.
We will start the morning with a light breakfast at the meeting site (exact directions will be provided to registered volunteers) and a brief presentation about FMR's restoration efforts and future plans for this site. Then volunteers will break into smaller groups heading off to work with FMR staff to haul and stack pre-cut brush, primarily buckthorn, to help open the area for valuable native plants to return improving biodiversity. Following the haul 3M will provide volunteers with a catered lunch!
As always, no experience is needed. All supplies are provided and everyone is encouraged to work at their own comfort and ability level.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-222-2193 x31. Please include: the name of the event, your name, address and phone number and the number in your party. Registration closes Thursday, October 12 or the event reaches capacity.
You will receive a confirmation email with details and directions from email@example.com within two business days. (If you don't, please check your SPAM folder.) Amy is typically in M-Th.
If you're under 18 and interested in volunteering without the company of your parent or guardian, please take a moment and have them fill out this brief minor permission form.
Can't make it?
To receive notices of future Cottage Grove area events, contact FMR Volunteer Coordinator Amy Kilgore at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, visit our Events Calendar for our most up-to-date listing of upcoming events. To receive a twice-a-month e-newsletter including all FMR activities and news, sign up for Mississippi Messages.