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Invasive species removal at Cottage Grove Ravine Park

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Friends of the Mississippi River

Ravine Park

Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) volunteers have been contributing to the restoration of Ravine Park for nearly seven years. Join us on Wednesday, May 12, from 6-8 pm, as we build upon our successful efforts and help the oak forest.

Volunteers are needed to remove the invasive species garlic mustard , helping to make way for native woodland and savanna plants that historically were found here. The native plants provide habitat for birds, bees and other insects and wildlife, and better filter water pollution.

All are welcome! No experience is required and all training and supplies will be provided. Entry to the park, normally $5, is free for participating volunteers! However, 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.



Wed May 12, 2021
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM  


Cottage Grove Ravine ParkCottage Grove, MN 55016




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