Pine Bend Bluffs Natural Area brush haul + celebration
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Friends of the Mississippi River
Inver Grove Heights
Join Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR), Flint Hills Resources and Great River Greening as we return to the Flint Hills property within the Pine Bend Bluffs Natural Area along the Mississippi River — one of the largest and most diverse native ecosystems left in the metro area! The site is only accessible to the public for special occasions like this annual restoration and celebration event. Join us for a chance to see it for yourself on Saturday, October 27, 9 a.m.-noon.
Working with FMR and Great River Greening ecologists and staff, volunteers will help protect these native plant communities by removing invasive species, primarily helping to stack pre-cut buckthorn brush, and assisting with other restoration tasks as needed. Everyone will be encouraged to work at their own comfort level and no previous experience is necessary. All tools and supplies will be provided, including coffee, morning snacks and a hot lunch to conclude the event!
As always, all are welcome. However, due to the nature of the work on this site volunteers must be 15 years of age or older. Upon registration we will also need the name, address and phone number for each person in your party.
To learn more and register, visit https://fmr.org/events/2018/10/27/pine-bend-bluffs-natural-area-brush-haul-celebration