Help pull invasive plants at St. Paul Park's Riverside Park
Join us for a volunteer work night at St. Paul Park's Riverside Park. Located along the backwaters of the Mississippi River, the 14-acre park hosts an array of native woodland plants including Dutchmen's breeches, bloodroot, and wild ginger. Maintaining this park's natural state provides much-needed habitat and resources for local critters of all kinds, and serves as an oasis along the Mississippi River flyway for migratory birds.
Alongside FMR staff, volunteers will continue the removal of invasive plants, primarily narrowleaf bittercress and garlic mustard. These plants spread quickly through the forest floor, preventing other plants from growing and decreasing local biodiversity.
We'll provide the tools and training. All are welcome, but capacity is limited and registration is required.
A short walk on a cleared trail is required to get to the worksite. Once there, volunteers will work on level terrain. Hand pulling plants is a lower impact activity that can be done while sitting down. FMR will provide a few kneeling pads.
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3M Foundation, BNSF Foundation, the City of St. Paul Park, the Outdoor Heritage Fund, Mississippi Park Connection, the National Park Service, RBC Wealth Management and Xcel Energy.