Plant shrubs and forbs near the rare oak savanna

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Mississippi River Gorge along West River Parkway – detailed directions will be sent to all registered volunteers
FMR Super Volunteers planting shrubs and forbs at the river gorge

Join FMR staff and volunteers for working along the beautiful and rare oak savanna and woodlands located just off the main trail along the Minneapolis side of the river gorge. 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. We will spend the evening planting shrubs and forbs helping to build a buffer of native plant populations around the prized oak savanna area and will help to re-establish native vegetation where buckthorn has been removed.

All are welcome and no experience is needed. All tools, gloves and training will be provided. However, be prepared to work on steep slopes and uneven terrain. Volunteers may also be asked to help with other restoration tasks as needed throughout the worksite.

This event is specifically supported by the local neighborhood group, the Longfellow Community Council, and Longfellow area residents are urged to register! The event is also 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.

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, 651-222-2193 x31. Please include the name of the event, your name, address and phone number along with the number in your party.

You will receive a confirmation email with details and directions from within two business days. (If you don't, please check your SPAM folder.)

Can't make it?

This event is supported by the Longfellow Community Council. Additional thanks to other Gorge Stewards program partners and funders: Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and US Forest Service, Andeavor Foundation, RBC Wealth Management, The Minnesota Environment and Natural Resource Trust Fund, Xcel Energy, Great Lakes Brewing Company.