Woodland planting on Nicollet Island

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Nicollet Island
Volunteer planting a tree on Nicollet Island

Photo by Will Stock for FMR.

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.

Together with the guidance of FMR staff, volunteers will dig in to plant 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?

To sign up and receive directions to the meeting spot, contact FMR Program Assistant Sophie Downey at sdowney@fmr.org, 651-222-2193 x27. Please include the name of the event, your name, address and phone number and the number in your party.

You will receive a confirmation email from sdowney@fmr.org within two business days. (If you don't, please check your SPAM and 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.

Read more about the Nicollet Island restoration plans!

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