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

Mounds Park Walk & Talk — River History & Landscape Revival [FULL]

Display Date: 
Saturday, August 9, 2014 — 9:00-10:30 am
Location: 
Indian Mounds Park, Blufftop, St. Paul

Indian Mounds Park is well known for its views — and with continued volunteer support, we look forward to it also being known for its role in supporting our local wildlife and clean waters.

 

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The area surrounding Mounds Park is as rich in history as it is beautiful. Join towboat pilot Hokan Miller, environmental scientist Michael Nevala and Friends of the Mississippi River's Kate Clayton for a walk and talk along the bluffs overlooking the river and downtown St. Paul.

From this vantage point, much of the river’s history can be visualized — powerful geologic forces, American Indian burial mounds, tales of early explorers, the historic harbor and today’s busy working river. While its history is grand, this iconic park's ecological health suffered for many years, resulting in loss of habitat for urban wildlife as well as increased erosion. Along with exploring the riverbluff park's past, we'll consider community efforts to protect it and current volunteer work to restore it.

FMR has been working with Saint Paul Parks & Recreation, students from nearby Harding High Earth Club, and volunteers from both the community (including Friends of Mounds Park) and the larger metro area to restore the native bluff prairie on this historic park's overlook.

Participants in this leisurely walk will be invited to future volunteer habitat restoration events at this site.

Ready to register?

Sorry! This event is full and we are no longer adding to the waitlist. Please consider another educational or volunteer event on the FMR calendar, or enter your email in the periwinkle Mississippi Messages box to the right to receive FMR event calendars and news twice a month in your inbox. 

Partners: 
Thank you program partners Capitol Region Watershed District, City of Saint Paul, Friends of Mounds Park, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, McNeely Foundation, Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund!
Notice: 
Preregistration is required as capacity is limited.