Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Shoreline Restoration at Crosby Park!

FMR volunteers are important stewards of Crosby Park in St. Paul: tending a spring ephemeral patch, planting acorns, and restoring a native prairie. Starting this summer, we will be adding a shoreline restoration project to that list.

Volunteers will be working with FMR and St. Paul Parks & Recreation staff to restore part of the shoreline of Upper Lake. The first step in this project is to remove some of the invasive buckthorn that is crowding out the native species. SPPR crews will be cutting the brush, and volunteers will be needed to help haul it out of the area on Thursday, August 5th. SPPR will also be working to remove some of the reed canary grass later in the season, and we hope to replace these invasives with native shoreline plants in 2011.

For more information or to sign up to join this exciting new project, check out our events calendar.

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