Pull garlic mustard at the river gorge sand flats
Join us for an evening of invasive species removal at the Minneapolis river gorge sand flats, known for their large sandy beaches and wonderful river-edge view. Working alongside FMR staff, volunteers will remove garlic mustard – an exotic plant invading many areas of the river gorge and outcompeting native plant species.
Although a serious threat, garlic mustard is not only easy to identify but quick to pull by hand. Volunteers will be pleased to see a dramatic difference in ground cover by the end of this event – improving both water quality and wildlife habitat.
As always, we'll provide any necessary tools and training. All are welcome, however, capacity is limited and registration required.
This event is supported by the local neighborhood group, the Longfellow Community Council, and Longfellow area residents are encouraged to attend. 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.
New this year at our volunteer events: invasive species collector's cards! Each card features all the specifics you need to ID a plant in the field plus tips on how to stop invasion. Fits in your pocket. Use it at events or in your own yard (or show it off at parties). Collect all four by signing up for events featuring each invasive. (Bonus: You'll also gain SuperVolunteer status.) Collect the first of the series, garlic mustard, at this event.
Ready to register?
To sign up and receive directions to the meeting spot, contact FMR Volunteer Coordinator Amy Kilgore at email@example.com, 651-222-2193 x31. Please include the name of the event, your name, address, phone number and the number in your party.
You will receive a confirmation email from firstname.lastname@example.org within two business days. (If you don't, please check your SPAM or Promotions folder.)
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?
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- To be notified of future events at this particular location, contact FMR Volunteer Coordinator Amy Kilgore at email@example.com or by selecting Amy by name under "Category" via the FMR contact form
- Check out additional volunteer opportunities on the FMR calendar.