Volunteers will gather Saturday, Oct. 20, at Woodbury’s Edgewater Park to remove buckthorn on the south end of Colby Lake.
The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue until 12:30 p.m.
“Buckthorn is an invasive species that sprouts leaves early and retains them late into the fall, creating a dense wall of vegetation,” reads a release from the city. “Native plants cannot compete and eventually disappear.”
The city partners with Great River Greening and Warner's Outdoor Solutions for the annual Buckthorn Busting event.
Those interested in volunteering can register on the Great River Greening website.
More information on buckthorn is available on the Department of Natural Resources website.
Editor’s note: As part of the city’s efforts to eliminate buckthorn, the mayor dressed up as the weed during the Woodbury Community Foundation’s Soiree Spooktakular last year. See: Video: Woodbury Community Foundation Soiree