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Volunteer Events

Lop sprouting buckthorn in the river gorge [FULL]

Join us for an evening of working along the beautiful Mississippi River on the Minneapolis side of the river gorge. This event will take place in the sand flats - an area of riverside floodplain forest at the north end of FMR's 36th St. Oak Savanna restoration project.

Nicollet Island cleanup + celebration! [FULL]

Join FMR and Odell Brewing Company for this island cleanup to "Make it Pretty"! We'll collect trash from the shoreline and from the forested areas of Nicollet Island to prevent pollution and improve water quality in the Mississippi River.

Heading outside? Pick up litter through April — #DIYEarthMonth

First, a note...

In all honesty, we weren't sure if we wanted to promote cleanups during this difficult time. But, our river communities already made this decision! Many of you are already out there, picking up trash and improving the health of our environment and the river.

As you take a break, reconnect with nature and get a little exercise, please remember to follow the Minnesota Department of Health recommendations such as avoiding groups (stay by yourself or with your household), not touching your face and maintaining a safe distance from others.

Become an FMR SuperVolunteer!

Four different versions of the SuperVolunteer shirt on display at the 2019 Crosby Farm Park tending

Our SuperVolunteers show up with helping hands to at least four events per year. This year at our Crosby Farm Park tending, we spotted four different versions of the t-shirt we send to these loyal volunteers.

If you've been to an FMR event, you've likely encountered a SuperVolunteer proudly clad in an identifying t-shirt. There's still time to join their ranks! Just volunteer at four or more hands-on restoration events (or contribute 20+ hours) this year. We've got plenty of upcoming events in need of helping hands. Sign up so you can earn your 2019 SuperVolunteer status.  >>

August 13

Haul and stack buckthorn at Vermillion Falls Park

Located in downtown Hastings, Vermillion Falls Park is a favorite stop for waterfall viewing. It is also the central city park along the Vermillion River, flanked by Old Mill Park downstream and Vermillion Linear Park upstream. The Vermillion River is an important Mississippi River tributary and is the only trophy brown trout stream in a metro area in the United States. 

Improve pollinator habitat at Camel's Hump Park [FULL - register for waitlist!]

Join us Tuesday, June 9 for a summer worknight at a stunning site with expansive blufftop views of the Mississippi River valley. Together we'll tend to volunteer-planted pollinator patches — small gardens that provide much-needed concentrated habitat and resources for pollinators, birds, and other wildlife - and will also remove invasive plants from some of the parks restored oak forests.

RSVP soon as we expect this event to reach capacity. >>

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