After a steep hike, volunteers will work closely with Friends of the Mississippi River staff to remove invasive plant species on Thursday, May 6, from 6-8 pm. We'll be focusing our efforts on hand-pulling garlic mustard in this award-winning restoration area, which is owned by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and is also part of our local National Park (the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area unit of the National Park Service).
We'll provide the tools and training. All are welcome however, capacity is limited and registration is required. The worksite is only accessible by steep and difficult terrain, volunteers should only register if they are comfortable with a challenging hike and working on a steep slope.
Learn more and register here: https://fmr.org/events/2021/05/06/pledge-pull-garlic-mustard-pine-bend-bluffs-sna
101 East 5th Street, Suite 2000, Saint Paul, MN 55101, US
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 VolunteerMatch.com, but maintain a full calendar of 60+ events a year at www.fmr.org/events.
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.
Thu May 06, 2021
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Pine Bend Bluffs Scientific and Natural AreaRegister to receive detailed directionsInver Grove Heights, MN55077