Tend the pollinator gardens at Camel's Hump Park

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Camel's Hump Park and Open Space, Cottage Grove
Volunteers planting at Camel's Hump Park in 2021

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Join us for this summer work night at Camel's Hump Park and Open Space as we return to this stunning site with expansive bluff-top views of the Mississippi River Valley. We'll tend to the volunteer-planted pollinator patches — small gardens that provide much-needed concentrated habitat and resources for pollinators, birds, and other wildlife. Volunteers will also 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.

Accessibility

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. Hand pulling weeds is a relatively low-intensity activity.

Ready to register?

To sign up and receive directions to the meeting spot, contact FMR Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator Sophie Downey at sdowney@fmr.org, 651-222-2193 x27. Please include the name of the event, your name, address, phone number and the number in your party. We ask that you limit groups to 4 or fewer.

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

Can't make it?

To receive notices of future 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'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. (You can read more about our policies here.)

We will offer gloves and hand sanitizer at the event. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own masks and wear them when in close proximity to others.

Thank you to our partners and funders: 

Thank you to our partners and funders: 3M Foundation, BNSF Foundation, the City of Cottage Grove, the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, the Outdoor Heritage Fund, RBC Wealth Management, South Washington Watershed District, Washington County Parks and Xcel Energy.

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