A natural oasis in the heart of the city, Crosby Farm Regional Park is nestled at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers. Enjoy the beauty of early spring at this riverside park, Thursday, April 26th, while helping protect native plants beneficial to our local wildlife and waters at this annual tradition.
Alongside Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) staff, volunteers will be working in an area home to a striking array of spring wildflowers native to Minnesota – Dutchman’s breeches, trout lily, and Jack-in-the-pulpit, to name a few. After a brief introduction and training, volunteers will help protect these and other important members of the native plant community by removing the extremely invasive plant garlic mustard, then make the pledge to return to the area to continue this much-needed work.
Although a serious threat, garlic mustard is not only easy to identify but quick to pull by hand, making its removal the perfect restoration activity for volunteers who want to continue to improve wildlife habitat and the health of their watershed after an event, at times most convenient for them during the weeks following this event to fulfil their ‘pledge to pull.’
All are welcome, however, space is limited and registration is required. To learn more and register, visit https://fmr.org/events/2018/04/26/pledge-pull-garlic-mustard-crosby-farm-park.