Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Prairie Burn at Crosby

Thanks to a grant provided by Capitol Region Watershed District, FMR will be working with St. Paul Parks & Rec and lots of volunteers this year to plant an interpretive native prairie at Crosby Farm Regional Park.

The first major volunteer-powered effort will be to put in about 1000 native prairie plants in one section on Saturday, May 31st from 9:00 a.m. - noon. Several volunteer events will be held throughout the growing season to weed around the new plants. The remaining area will be seeded with native prairie seed in the fall. There will also be a guided hike in late summer to offer participants an interpretive look at the work that has been done, the different species that were installed, and the other sections of this beautiful park.

To prepare the site for this planting, St. Paul Parks & Rec conducted a controlled burn early last week. Controlled burns help manage and remove weeds, reduce the duff or plant litter layer, and return nutrients to the soil.

Keep watching the Events and Activities page of the FMR website for more info on all of the upcoming events at Crosby Park!

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