Oak Savanna Buckthorn Bust & Haul

Submitted by srich on Wed, Aug 28 - 10:40 AM

Just off the main path along the Minneapolis riverfront lies a surprisingly beautiful and rare oak savanna and woodlands tended by River Gorge Stewards volunteers. Join us!

Photo: Peter L. Johnson

Just off the main path along the Minneapolis riverfront lies a surprisingly beautiful and rare oak savanna and woodlands tended by River Gorge Stewards volunteers. Join us as we remove invasive brush such as European buckthorn in the oak savanna and  woodland in the Longfellow neighborhood of south Minneapolis. This area includes the highest quality plant communities remaining in the River Gorge, including a mesic prairie and a remnant oak brushland/woodland undergoing restoration to oak savanna.

Volunteers will work closely with FMR staff to remove buckthorn and other invading trees and shrubs or to haul brush to its pick-up spot. Tools and gloves will be provided. However, be prepared to work on steep slopes and uneven terrain. Due to the tools and terrain, this event is not suitable for small children.

This event is part of the Gorge Stewards program, which actively engages citizens throughout the Twin Cities in the stewardship of the national treasure that is the Mississippi River Gorge.

Ready to register?

To ensure a high-quality experience, capacity is limited and preregistration required. Minors are welcome to participate with a parent or guardian.

To sign up, contact FMR Event Registrar Amy Kilgore via our contact form (please change Category from "general inquiries" to  "volunteering") or at akilgore@fmr.org, 651-222-2193 x31

Please include: the name of the event, your name, address and phone number and the number in your party.

You will receive a confirmation email and additional details, such as directions and what to wear, from akilgore[at]fmr.org within one to two business days. If you have earthlink or an active SPAM filter, please add Amy's email address to your contacts to ensure receipt.