Native bluff prairie tending at Indian Mounds Park

Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Indian Mounds Park, St. Paul
Volunteers tending Indian Mounds Park

Indian Mounds Park is home to one of the most photographed river views in the metro area. The iconic overlook is also home to a restoration project providing much-needed habitat and biodiversity while protecting the bluff, the views and local water quality.

FMR volunteers — students from nearby Harding High Earth Club, community members (including Friends of Mounds Park) and individuals and families from throughout the metro area — have been restoring the native bluff prairie on historic Indian Mounds Park's overlook since 2011.

Volunteers are now needed to lend a hand working with FMR and Saint Paul Parks & Recreation staff to tend to native prairie plants previously installed by other Indian Mounds Park stewards. By removing invasive species and assisting with other tending tasks, volunteers will help the plants thrive and make it through the summer. Thanks to their deep roots, the prairie plants help anchor the steep bluff soil and filter pollutants, such as oil and lawn chemicals, carried to the bluff by stormwater. They will also provide important bee, butterfly and bird habitat.

Please wear sturdy shoes and be prepared to work on steep and uneven terrain. All are welcome, but capacity is limited and registration is required. As always, all tools and training will be provided and volunteers are encouraged to work at their own pace and comfort level.

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 Mounds Park partners City of Saint Paul, National Park Service, Friends of Mounds Park and Harding High School! Funding provided by the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, Pentair, Xcel Energy, and the Bruce Vento Foundation.