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May 30, 2017, Tuesday - Tend the Demonstration Prairie at Ole Olson Park

Join Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) on Tuesday, May 30, 6:00-8:00 p.m. as they return to Ole Olson Park along the riverfront for a spring tending at this native demonstration prairie garden just off the bike trail. These showy flowers and grasses will not only beautify the park but provide much-needed bee, butterfly and bird habitat. They'll also help reduce the amount of pollution flowing into the Mississippi River thanks to their deep root systems which help filter the water. 

This event will help further FMR's long-term transformation and commitment at this site and to the river. Although a small urban site, Ole Olson is home to a surprising diversity of landscapes, including riverfront shoreline, woodland terrace and grassland slopes. Working with the city parks department and relying on local volunteer power, FMR looks forward to transforming the park into a habitat oasis — returning willows to the shoreline, wildflowers to the slopes and oaks to the terraces.

For over a decade, FMR has helped engage community members and advocate for a revitalized North and Northeast Minneapolis riverfront with improved access, habitat and community-positive development. This event is part of FMR's Above the Falls  stewardship program — providing opportunities for education, access and hands-on restoration along the banks of the Mississippi River north of St. Anthony Falls.

Ready to Register?

To sign up and receive directions to the meeting spot, contact FMR Volunteer Coordinator Amy Kilgore via the contact form (please select Amy by name from the staff list under "Category") or at akilgore@fmr.org, 651-222-2193 x31. Include the name of the event, your name, address and phone number and the number in your party.  You will receive a confirmation email from akilgore@fmr.org within two business days. (If you don't, please check your SPAM folder.) Amy is typically in the office M-Th each week.