Oak woodland brush haul + lunch

Saturday, October 26, 2024 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
3M's oak woodlands, Cottage Grove
Volunteer hauling brush

Volunteer hauling brush to help clear the way for wildflowers and wildlife to thrive

Thanks to the support of local volunteers and a long-term partnership with 3M, FMR has had the privilege of helping to preserve and restore the oak woodlands at 3M's Cottage Grove facility near the Mississippi River. Former buckthorn thickets are now giving way to wildflowers and wildlife, helping to connect adjacent natural areas and form part of a green corridor in southern Washington County.

We'll start the morning with a light breakfast and info session. Then volunteers will head out to work in small groups with FMR staff to help restore the oak woodlands by hauling pre-cut brush, primarily buckthorn, before we wrap things up and enjoy a catered lunch courtesy of 3M. 

All are welcome; no experience is needed. However, due to the nature of the work on this site, volunteers must be 15 years of age or older. We'll provide the tools, protective gear, gloves and training. Registration is required. Please note this event typically fills fast; we recommend signing up early.


Volunteers will work on uneven ground and hillsides with cut stumps. Hauling brush is a high-intensity activity.

There is a building with a restroom at the gathering place.

Ready to register?

To sign up and receive directions to the meeting spot, please use the registration form below.

Volunteers must be 15 years old or older for this event. 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.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the volunteer program manager at volunteer@fmr.org or 651.477.0952.

Register for oak woodland brush haul and lunch

Can't make it?

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Thank you to our partners and funders: 

3M Corporation

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