Alongside FMR and Saint Paul Parks staff, volunteers will haul and stack invasive brush on the overlook slope at Indian Mounds Park. By the end of the event participants should be able to see a real difference. Removing the invasive brush will open up sight lines to a spectacular vista of the Mississippi River valley. This will also open the canopy and make room for a native prairie planting planned for 2014. The prairie plants will help anchor the soil on the steep bluff, preventing erosion and filtering stormwater runoff while improving wildlife habitat. Volunteers also will spend time pulling invasive garlic mustard and weeding and tending to the native shrubs planted on the west side of the overlook last year, as well as picking up trash that may have accumulated over the winter.
To sign up for this event, please contact FMR Volunteer & Event Registrar Lindsay Hefferan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-222-2193 x24. Please include the event name, your name, address, and the number in your party.