LGBTQIA2S+ Pride demonstration box planting on Nicollet Island

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Nicollet Island, Minneapolis
Volunteers tend to plants in a prairie.

Volunteers tend to demonstration boxes on Nicollet Island

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Join us for a special evening during Pride Month to come together and revitalize the planting demonstration boxes in the Nicollet Island prairie. 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, Hennepin County and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. The restoration plan includes removal of invasive species, enhancement of degraded forest areas and the expansion of diverse grassland habitat, including two acres of native prairie where the demonstration boxes are located.

Together with the guidance of FMR staff, volunteers will dig in to plant grasses and wildflowers to provide examples of native prairie plantings to park users. These selected plants will give people ideas of what might provide good habitat in their own neighborhoods.

This event is for those who self-identify as LGBTQIA2S+, or as allies of the queer community! No experience is needed however, registration is required and capacity is limited. All tools, gloves and training will be provided.


The worksite for this event is flat, with gravel trails leading to the demonstration boxes. Planting is a lower impact activity that can be done while sitting down or kneeling. FMR will provide a few kneeling pads.

Pants are recommended.

Ready to register?

Please use the form below to register for this event. If you have questions or concerns, you can contact the Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator at or (651) 222-2193 x27.

We understand that volunteers are used to registering over email - please bear with us as we navigate staff transitions and help us out by using this form! Rest assured that our program staff are seeing your registrations, and we will be in touch as it gets closer to the event date.

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.

Register for the LGBTQIA2S+ Pride demonstration box planting event!

Can't make it?

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Thank you to our partners and funders: 

Thank you to our partners and funders: BNSF Foundation, Fair State Brewing, Friends of the Riverfront, Hennepin County, ExtremeTerrain's Clean Trail Project, Marathon Foundation, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR), Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Nicollet Island-East Bank Neighborhood Association, RBC Wealth Management and Xcel Energy.

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