Plant and tend pollinator gardens Camel's Hump Park [FULL]

Event Date: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Camel's Hump Park and Open Space, Cottage Grove
Volunteers prepare to plant in the pollinator gardens at Camel's Hump Park

This event has reached maximum capacity. Read below for instructions to sign up for the waitlist, and we will contact you if anyone cancels their spot for this event. Or, see our full event calendar to choose a different volunteer opportunity.

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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. We'll also add to the pollinator patches by planting more native wildflowers. Lastly, some volunteers will help with garlic mustard removal in other parts of the site.

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.

Before you register

Volunteers will mostly be working on level terrain along a paved trail. However, the garlic mustard removal will be off-trail and on sloped terrain. The activities of planting and hand pulling weeds will be relatively low-intensity.

Ready to register?

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.

Can't make it?

To receive notices of future Cottage Grove area volunteer events, contact FMR Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator Sophie Downey at sdowney@fmr.org. Or, visit our Events Calendar for our most up-to-date listing of upcoming events. To receive a twice-a-month e-newsletter including all FMR activities and news, sign up for Mississippi Messages.

What about COVID-19?

We've modified our events during the pandemic to be smaller, and allow for individuals to work while safely six feet apart. All tools will be sanitized between events, and all gloves provided are unused in 2020 or 2021. Once registered, volunteers will receive a full list of safety precautions and guidelines. You can read more about our policies here.

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.

We will offer gloves and hand sanitizer at the event. Volunteers are required to bring and wear their own masks.

Partners: 
Thank you to our partners and funders: 3M Foundation, the City of Cottage Grove, the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, RBC Wealth Management and Xcel Energy.