Nicollet Island restoration kickoff information session

Event Date: 
Monday, June 25, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: 
DeLaSalle High School, Minneapolis
Nicollet Island open lot, before prairie restoration

This location on Nicollet Island may not look like much, yet. Soon this area will be converted to a diverse mix of beautiful native prairie plants, providing much-needed resources for local pollinators and aesthetic beauty for island residents and visitors.

After over a year of planning, Friends of the Mississippi River is beginning habitat restoration on Nicollet Island. In partnership with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization and the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, FMR will lead a multi-year restoration of the natural areas on the north half of the island. This will include removal of invasive species, enhancement of degraded forest areas, and the creation of new, diverse habitat, including two acres of native prairie and the re-creation of a pocket of maple forest historically present on the island.

FMR will be hosting a kickoff informational session at DaLaSalle High School from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on June 25th, where attendees can learn more about the project timeline, what to expect during the restoration process, and how they can get involved. All are welcome!

Ready to register?

Please let us know if you are planning to join us for the kickoff meeting. 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 your name, contact information and number in your party.

Can't make it?

To be informed of upcoming volunteer events on Nicollet Island, 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.

Partners: 
Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Friends of the Riverfront