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May 23, 2018, Wednesday - Mississippi River Care + Prairie Planting: Mill Ruins Park Area

Time: 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Location:Mill Ruins Park, 102 Portland Ave. S.

Minnesota Environmental Fund presents: Mississippi River Care + Prairie Planting: Mill Ruins Park Area

Care for our Mississippi River together, and get to know people who work or live downtown. Good for your community, good for your environment, and good for you! You can help plant native prairie flowers and grasses, clear invasive plants and clean up our riverfront parks, while learning about the area from National Park Service rangers and Mississippi River community leaders. The Minnesota Environmental Fund, your local giving partner with Minnesota workplaces, is teaming up with Mississippi Park Connection and Mississippi National River and Recreation Area to support this volunteer experience for people who work or live downtown.

Arrive ready to work at 1:30 pm

  • 1:30-1:40: Sign-in and introduction
  • 1:40-3:15: Interpretation and Service activities: Plant, remove an invasive plant and do a river clean-up
  • 3:15-3:30: Closing and thank you
  • 3:30-4:00: Walk across Stone Arch Bridge to local eagle nest with two eaglets

Sign up, invite your work team to join you, and encourage your friends to come, too! Free event. Your donation to the Minnesota Environmental Fund helps support this event and other workplace service opportunities.

Preparations: Gloves and bags are provided by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, which asks each participant to sign a waiver before starting. Please wear warm clothing and close-toed shoes appropriate for an outdoor activity on natural and uneven surfaces, and bring water to drink.