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Friends of the Mississippi River

garlic mustard

Volunteers are needed to assist with hand-pulling invasive species from the forest floor on Tuesday, May 4, from 6-8 pm. We will focus our efforts on removing the extremely invasive plant garlic mustard . Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) staff will provide identification and removal guidance - no previous experience is necessary.

Hampton Woods is the largest continuous oak forest in southern Dakota County, providing critical habitat for forest-dwelling animals, especially birds. This site is especially important because much of the surrounding area is farmland.

All are welcome, but capacity is limited and registration is required. Learn more and sign up here:

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About Friends of the Mississippi River


101 East 5th Street, Suite 2000, Saint Paul, MN 55101, US

Mission Statement

Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) advocates a new vision for the Mississippi, especially the river and its watershed in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Through active leadership and education, Friends seeks to preserve and restore the river's fish and wildlife, its vital floodplains and scenic bluffs, its natural and cultural treasures, its beauty and its romance. We envision a river on which small boats are safe and welcome, to which we have clear and easy access and in which we can safely swim and fish. We envision a river that is cleaner, healthier, more alive and more inviting, a river no one can ignore or take for granted.


Friends of the Mississippi River works to protect and enhance the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities metro area.

We are proud to work with roughly 3,000 volunteers a year. We keep volunteering simple, fun and satisfying -- there are no applications, and you can sign up for one event or several. We list events that are especially in need of volunteers here on, but maintain a full calendar of 60+ events a year at

Our project work includes conservation and restoration of natural areas and habitat, education on watershed protection issues, and organizing activities that connect the public to the Mississippi River.



Tue May 04, 2021
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM  


Hampton Woods Wildlife Management AreaHampton Township, MN 55031




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  • People 55+



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