Spotted knapweed pull at Pine Bend Bluffs SNA [FULL]

Event Date: 
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Pine Bend Bluffs SNA (precise directions will be provided to registrants)
Volunteer pulling spotted knapweed at Pine Bend Bluffs SNA

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

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Join us on Thursday, July 18th, 6 to 8 p.m. to help protect Pine Bend Bluffs Scientific & Natural Area (SNA), an award-winning restoration site known for some of the best views of the Upper Mississippi River.

Working with FMR Stewardship Program Director Adam Flett and fellow volunteers we will remove invasive species currently encroaching on the native prairie such as spotted knapweed and hoary allysum. Minnesota's native bees and local wildlife depend on this rare habitat. Plus, with their deeper root systems, the native prairie plants better control erosion and filter pollution that would otherwise run down the bluffs into the Mississippi River below.

As always, all tools and training will be provided and volunteers are encouraged to work at their own pace and comfort level. Volunteers should be aware the Pine Bend Bluffs SNA site contains steep and sometimes difficult to navigate terrain. All are welcome, however, registration is required.

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 second of the series, spotted knapweed, at this event.

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

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Partners: 
Thanks to our partners and funders: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Union Pacific Foundation, the Laura Jane Musser Fund, the Natural Resources and Environmental Trust Fund, RBC Wealth Management and by our generous donors, like you!