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October 13, 2018, Saturday - Woodland Planting on Nicollet Island

This location on Nicollet Island may not look like much, yet. Soon this area will be converted to a diverse mix of beautiful native prairie plants, providing much-needed resources for local pollinators and aesthetic beauty for island residents and visitors.

Time: 9:00am to 11:00am

Location: Nicollet Island

Woodland planting on Nicollet Island

Join us for the first public restoration event on Nicollet Island!

After over a year of planning, Friends of the Mississippi River is beginning habitat restoration on Nicollet Island. In partnership with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization and the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, FMR will lead a multi-year restoration of the natural areas on the north half of the island. This will include removal of invasive species, enhancement of degraded forest areas, and the creation of new, diverse habitat, including two acres of native prairie and the re-creation of a pocket of maple forest historically present on the island.

Together with FMR staff, volunteers will dig in at begin planting shrubs and trees to increase diversity to the forest. All are welcome. No experience is needed however, registration is required and capacity is limited. All tools, gloves and training will be provided.

To sign up and receive directions to the meeting spot, contact FMR Volunteer Coordinator Amy Kilgore at, 651-222-2193 x31. Please 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 within two business days. (If you don't, please check your SPAM or Promotions folder.)