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June 2017

Lop and remove sumac at Grey Cloud Dunes SNA

June 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grey Cloud Dunes SNA MN United States

Located in Cottage Grove, this highly protected Scientific and Natural Area (SNA) features two sandy terraces along the river. The first rises 40 to 60 feet above river level with remarkable crescents and blowouts sculpted by southwesterly winds. The second, 110 feet above the Mississippi, has a dramatic cut-face. Grey Cloud Dunes SNA is a sight to see. Help Friends of the Mississippi River further our restoration efforts at this special site! On Tuesday, June 27th from 6:00 to 8:00,…

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May 2018

Remove invasive species at Grey Cloud Dunes SNA

May 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Grey Cloud Dunes SNA is one of those places you can hardly believe is in a metro area. Located in Cottage Grove, this highly protected Scientific and Natural Area (SNA) features two sandy terraces along the river. Join Friends of the Mississippi (FMR) at this special park on May 24, from 6-8pm. After a brief training and introduction, volunteers will work to remove Narrowleaf Bittercress, an invasive species spreading at an alarming rate along the floodplain forest of the Mississippi…

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August 2018

Lop sumac at Grey Cloud Dunes SNA

August 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Located in Cottage Grove, this highly protected Scientific and Natural Area (SNA) features two sandy terraces along the river. Grey Cloud Dunes SNA is a sight to see. Help us further our restoration efforts at this special site! After a brief orientation, volunteers will work with Friends of the Mississippi River ecologists to help remove sumac, a shrubby tree that would otherwise overtake this vital habitat. Other tending or restoration tasks may also be needed at this very important site.…

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August 2019

Lop sumac at Grey Cloud Dunes SNA

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Home to a rare dry prairie, the highly protected Grey Cloud Dunes Scientific and Natural Area (SNA) provides essential native bee, butterfly and wildlife habitat. On Thursday, August 20, from 6-8 pm, volunteers will work with Friends of the Mississippi River ecologists to help remove sumac, a shrubby tree that would otherwise overtake this vital habitat. Other tending or restoration tasks may also be needed at this very important site. Due to tool usage, including loppers and saws, this event…

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