Invasive plant pull on Nicollet Island
Join us for a morning of tending the woodland on Nicollet Island. FMR is leading a multi-year restoration of the natural areas on the north half of Nicollet Island in partnership with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. The restoration plan includes removal of invasive species, enhancement of degraded forest areas, and the creation of new, diverse habitat, including two acres of native prairie and the re-creation of a pocket of maple forest historically present on the island.
Together with the guidance of FMR staff, volunteers will pull garlic mustard and dame's rocket from the woodland. By removing these plants, volunteers will improve habitat for the native woodland plant and animal species in just a couple of hours, and help make sure these patches don't spread.
All are welcome. No experience is needed however, registration is required and capacity is limited. All tools, gloves and training will be provided. This event is part of our Above the Falls Stewards program, engaging North and Northeast Minneapolis residents to protect and restore their riverfront parks.
The areas where we will be working on the island are mostly directly off paved sidewalks or walking trails. Pulling garlic mustard is a lower impact activity that can be done while sitting down. FMR will provide a few kneeling pads.
Nicollet Island can be accessed by MetroTransit Bus Route 4.
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BNSF Foundation, the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, Fair State Brewing, Friends of the Riverfront, Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, RBC Wealth Management and Xcel Energy.