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Working to protect the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities area
If you love prairies and are looking to make a difference in their health and vitality, but have a difficult time coordinating events with your schedule, this opportunity may be a perfect fit.
FMR volunteer Deb Jahnke has put together a small informal volunteer group to tend the rare high-quality dry sand/gravel prairie known as the Sand Coulee. Located just south of Hastings, the coulee features 13 rare plant and animal species and offers a glimpse of what much of Minnesota looked like pre-settlement.
Deb, whom you can read about in her volunteer profile, is highly skilled at removing invasive species, collecting native seed for restoration and otherwise caring for the coulee. While she appreciates the solitude of her prairie time, she also enjoys spending time with other prairie-oriented people who can truly appreciate this local treasure.
If you’re interested in becoming involved, please contact FMR Volunteer Coordinator sue rich through our contact form or at 651-222-2193 x14. If applicable, sue will put you in touch with Deb.