Remove sumac at River Oaks Park [FULL]

Event Date: 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
River Oaks Park sumac lopping volunteers

This event has reached capacity and registrations are no longer being accepted. Thank you for understanding! Please visit the events calendar for more ways to get involved.

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Just southeast of River Oaks Golf Course lies a riverfront bluff with stunning views of the Mississippi River and a special remnant bedrock bluff prairie. Unfortunately, this city park, River Oaks, is also home to a good deal of sumac, buckthorn and other invasive species. Thanks to FMR-led restoration efforts this site has been significantly improving over the past few years but there is more work to be done at this site.

Volunteers are needed to work alongside FMR Ecologist Alex Roth to remove sumac, a shrubby tree that would otherwise overtake this vital habitat making room for the native prairie plants to thrive. Other tending or restoration tasks may also be needed. Please note, much of the work will take place on a slope near a steep drop-off. Everyone will be encouraged to work at their own pace and comfort level. However, due to the nature of this site and tools used we don't recommend children attending.

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Restoration of Cottage Grove's River Oaks Park is underway

Partners: 
Thank you partners and sponsors: City of Cottage Grove, the 3M Foundation, the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund and by our generous donors, like you!