Join Mississippi River Gorge Stewards volunteers to help remove invasive brush, including European buckthorn — the invasive woody species that degrades our local native plant communities and wildlife habitat — in the oak savanna and oak woodland in the Longfellow neighborhood of south Minneapolis.
This area includes the highest quality plant communities remaining in the River Gorge, including a mesic prairie and a remnant oak brushland/woodland undergoing restoration to oak savanna.
Volunteers will work closely with FMR staff to remove buckthorn and other invading trees and shrubs or to haul brush to its pick-up spot. Tools and gloves will be provided. However, be prepared to work on steep slopes and uneven terrain. Due to the tools and terrain, this event is not suitable for small children.
This event is part of the Gorge Stewards program, which actively engages citizens throughout the Twin Cities in the stewardship of the national treasure that is the Mississippi River Gorge.
Ready to register?
To ensure a high-quality experience, capacity is limited and preregistration required. Minors are welcome to participate with a parent or guardian.
To sign up and receive directions to the meeting spot, contact the FMR Event Registrar via the contact form (please select “volunteering” under “Category”) or firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-222-2193 x31. Please include the name of the event, your name, address and phone number and the number in your party.
You will receive a confirmation email and additional details, such as directions and what to wear, from jknittel[at]fmr.org within one to two business days. If you have earthlink or an active SPAM filter, please add this email address to your contacts to ensure receipt.
Thank you program partners Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, REI, Laura Jane Musser Fund and Longfellow Community Council.
Please note that registration is required. See above.