Woodland planting on Nicollet Island [FULL]

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Nicollet Island
Nicollet Island, 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.

This event has reached capacity and registrations are no longer being accepted. Please visit the events calendar for more ways to get involved.

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Join us for the first public restoration event on Nicollet Island! 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.

Together with FMR staff, volunteers will dig in and begin planting shrubs and trees to increase diversity to the forest. All are welcome. No experience is needed however, registration is required and capacity is limited. All tools, gloves and training will be provided.

Ready to register?

This event has reached capacity and registrations are no longer being accepted. Please visit the events calendar for more ways to get involved. To receive notice of future Nicollet Island and Above the Falls events, contact FMR Volunteer Coordinator Amy Kilgore at akilgore@fmr.org, 651-222-2193 x31.

Can't make it?

To receive notices of future Nicollet Island and Above the Falls area events, contact FMR Volunteer Coordinator Amy Kilgore at akilgore@fmr.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.

Read more about the Nicollet Island restoration plans!

Partners: 
Thank you to our partners and funders: Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Friends of the Riverfront