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Planting + tending at the William H. Houlton Conservation Area

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ORGANIZATION: Friends of the Mississippi River

Houlton

Join Friends of the Mississippi River staff and volunteers on June 11, 9-11 am for a morning furthering restoration work at the William H. Houlton Conservation Area (or Houlton Farm).

FMR staff and ecologists will provide a brief introduction to the site and an overview of how to identify and pull garlic mustard and proper planting techniques. By removing garlic mustard we will be making way for important native plants. We'll help further the restoration process by planting native plants into areas previously cleared of garlic mustard. These native plants, in turn, will provide habitat for wildlife. Over our time working at the site we've seen an increase in bees, butterflies, and small reptiles.

All are welcome, and as always, all training, gloves, and necessary tools will be provided. However, registration is required and capacity is limited. Learn more and register at https://fmr.org/events/2022/06/11/planting-tending-william-h-houlton-conservation-area

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About Friends of the Mississippi River

Location:

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.

Description

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.

CAUSE AREAS

Environment
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WHEN

Sat Jun 11, 2022
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

WHERE

William H. Houlton Conservation AreaElk River, MN 55330

(45.30322,-93.55474)
 

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GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

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