Working to protect the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities area

Native Prairie Planting [FULL]

Display Date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2013 — 6:00-8:00pm
Location: 
Crosby Farm Regional Park, St. Paul

Native plantings provide wildlife habitat and, with their deeper root systems, prevent erosion and reduce the amount of stormwater runoff pollution going into the Mississippi River.

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Join other River Gorge Stewards volunteers and staff from FMR and Saint Paul Parks & Recreation as we expand the native prairie restoration area at this naturally and culturally significant riverfront park! Volunteers will help plant native prairie plants on a large-scale berm near the parking lot. This will help prevent erosion, build better soils and filter stormwater runoff pollution from the river, and improve much needed urban wildlife habitat.

The 3-acre prairie includes a more formal garden with 1,000 native prairie plants and species markers to educate and inform visitors, as well as a more naturalized area. 

As always, staff will provide all guidance, tools, and gloves needed for a productive and fun event. Children accompanied by a parent or guardian are welcome.

Photos from a previous demonstration prairie tending are available on FMR's Flickr page.

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Thank you program partners Capitol Region Watershed District, City of Saint Paul, National Park Service, Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, REI and Xcel Energy!