Demonstration prairie planting on Nicollet Island

Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Nicollet Island

Photo by: Rich Wahls, FMR Volunteer Photographer

Working together on Nicollet Island, FMR staff and volunteers will dig in and plant over 600 native prairie plants! These prairie plugs will be planted in two 150-square-foot raised bed gardens along the newly installed pedestrian trail. Following this planting, identification plaques will be added to the garden allowing park visitors the chance to learn more about the stunning array of species coming up throughout the restored prairie.

FMR is leading a multi-year restoration of the natural areas on the north half of the island in partnership with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization and the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board. The restoration plan includes 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.

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?

To sign up and receive directions to the meeting spot, contact FMR Volunteer Coordinator Amy Kilgore at akilgore@fmr.org, 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 akilgore@fmr.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?

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