Pull garlic mustard at the Minneapolis river gorge sand flats [FULL]

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:00pm to Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 7:45pm
Registrants will receive detailed directions to worksite
Young volunteer with pulled garlic mustard

Thank you for your interest, however, this event has reached capacity and registrations are no longer being accepted. Please consider joining us at a different restoration event.


After a brief introduction and training, we will proceed to the river gorge sand flats, known for their large sandy beaches and wonderful river-edge view. Working alongside FMR staff, volunteers will remove garlic mustard – an exotic plant invading many areas of the River Gorge out-competing native plant species. Although a serious threat, garlic mustard is not only easy to identify but quick to pull by hand. Volunteers will be pleased to see a dramatic difference in ground cover by the end of this event improving both water quality and habitat diversity.  

Thank you for your interest

This event has reached capacity and registrations are no longer being accepted. To receive notice of future Gorge Stewards volunteer events, contact FMR Volunteer Coordinator Amy Kilgore at akilgore@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.

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The Minnesota Environment and Natural Resource Trust Fund, RBC Wealth Management, Pentair, Xcel Energy, and REI.

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