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Tend the native bluff prairie at Indian Mounds Park
June 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FMR volunteers — students from nearby Harding High Earth Club, community members (including Friends of Mounds Park) and individuals and families from throughout the metro area — have been restoring the native bluff prairie on historic Indian Mounds Park’s overlook since 2011.
Volunteers are now needed to lend a hand working with FMR and Saint Paul Parks & Recreation staff to tend to native prairie plants previously installed by other Indian Mounds Park stewards. By removing invasive species and assisting with other tending tasks, volunteers will help the plants thrive and make it through the summer. Thanks to their deep roots, the prairie plants help anchor the steep bluff soil and filter pollutants, such as oil and lawn chemicals, carried to the bluff by stormwater. They will also provide important bee, butterfly and bird habitat.
Please wear sturdy shoes and be prepared to work on steep and uneven terrain. All are welcome, but capacity is limited and registration is required. As always, all tools and training will be provided and volunteers are encouraged to work at their own pace and comfort level.
To ensure a high-quality experience, capacity is limited and preregistration required. To sign up, contact FMR Volunteer Coordinator Amy Kilgore via our contact form (please change Category from “general inquiries” to “volunteering”) or at firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-222-2193 x31.