On the summer evening of Thursday, June 22, from 6:00-8:00 pm, volunteers will work with Friends of the Mississippi River’s restoration staff and ecologists to identify and help halt the spread of cow vetch, spotted knapweed, and other encroaching plants deemed by the Department of Natural Resources as a threat to the health of the Sand Coulee Scientific and Natural Area. Together, volunteers and staff will remove the weedy invasives, helping to protect the prairie’s threatened native plant species and improve wildlife habitat. This event is part of the Vermillion Stewards program, which engages citizens in the care of the Vermillion River and its watershed and the special places within it. As always, training, gloves, and any necessary tools will be provided. All are welcome but space is limited. Register today!
Space is limited and registration is required. To learn more, including how to register visit http://fmr.org/events/2017/06/22/help-tend-rare-prairie-sand-coulee-sna. Registration closes end of day Wednesday, June 21st.