Volunteers will learn about Pine Bend Bluffs Scientific & Natural Area and assist with critical habitat restoration work in this hidden gem. The Pine Bend Scientific & Natural Area (SNA) is known for some of the best views of the Upper Mississippi River, and is an award-winning restoration project!
Friends of the Mississippi River staff will train volunteers to identify and remove the invasive species spotted knapweed to protect the prairie’s threatened native plant species. Wildlife rely upon native plants for much-needed habitat and, with their deeper root systems, native prairie plants better control erosion and filter pollution.
As always, training, gloves, tools and guidance will be provided. Volunteers should be aware that an SNA is not your average park. There are no paved trails, pavilions or other facilities in this beautiful, important area.
To register, please contact FMR Registrar Lindsay Hefferan at firstname.lastname@example.org or by selecting “Lindsay Hefferan” in the dropdown menu under “Category” in our contact form. She can also be reached at 651-222-2193 x24. Please include: the name of the event, your name, address and phone number and the number in your party.