Improve pollinator habitat at Camel's Hump Park [FULL - register for waitlist!]

Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 6:00pm to Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 7:45pm
Camel's Hump Park and Open Space, Cottage Grove
A volunteer pulls invasive plants on a slope at Camel's Hump Park

Join us for this summer worknight at Camel's Hump Park and Open Space as we return to this stunning site with expansive blufftop views of the Mississippi River Valley. Together we'll tend to volunteer-planted pollinator patches — small gardens that provide much-needed concentrated habitat and resources for pollinators, birds, and other wildlife - and will also remove invasive plants from some of the parks restored oak forests

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 maintain social distancing, our events are smaller than usual. While this event is full, you can still sign up for the waitlist. Please contact FMR Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator Sophie Downey at, 651.222.2193 x27, or by selecting Sophie by name under "Category" via the FMR contact form. Please include the name of the event, your name, address and phone number and the number in your party. We will contact you if a spot opens up.

You will receive a confirmation email from within two business days. (If you don't, please check your spam 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?

To receive notices of future Cottage Grove area events, contact FMR Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator Sophie Downey at Or, to receive a twice-a-month e-newsletter including all FMR activities and news, sign up for Mississippi Messages.

What about coronavirus?

We're watching the CDC and Minnesota Department of Health guidelines closely. If plans change based on their recommendations, FMR Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator Sophie Downey will email registrants with event updates. (Be sure to add to your contacts so updates don't land in spam.) And we'll update this page if anything changes.

If this event does proceed as planned, it is unlikely we will have masks but we'll continue to offer gloves and hand sanitizer.

Thank you to our partners and funders: 3M Foundation, BNSF Foundation, the City of Cottage Grove and the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund.