Enjoy the view and tend the native prairie at Ole Olson Park [FULL - register for waitlist!]

Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Ole Olson Park, Above the Falls Regional Park Minneapolis
A volunteer poses with pulled weeds, with the river in the background

Orvin "Ole" Olson Park in north Minneapolis is known for its top-notch walking and biking trails and stunning skyline views, but we want it to be recognized for even more. Join FMR as we return to this riverfront park to tend an important native demonstration prairie garden along the bike trail. These showy flowers and grasses not only beautify the park but provide much-needed bee, butterfly and bird habitat. And, with deep root systems that act like filters, they help reduce the amount of run-off and pollution flowing into the Mississippi River. 

This event will help further our long-term transformation and commitment at this site and to the river. Although a small urban site, Ole Olson is home to a surprising diversity of landscapes, including riverfront shoreline, woodland terrace and grassland slopes.

As always, all are welcome, however, capacity is limited and registration required. We'll provide any tools and training needed.

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 sdowney@fmr.org, 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 sdowney@fmr.org 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 volunteer events, contact FMR Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator Sophie Downey at sdowney@fmr.org. 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 sdowney@fmr.org 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.

Partners: 
Thank you to our partners and funders: Andeavor Foundation, BNSF Foundation, the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, Fair State Brewing, Hennepin County, Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, RBC Wealth Management, and Xcel Energy.