Please join us for the
first open-to-the-public volunteer habitat restoration event in the 3M-owned oak woodlands!
Friends of the Missisippi River and 3M
partnered for several years to protect and restore natural
areas at 3M's Cottage Grove facility. Dozens of employees
have worked with FMR ecologists to learn about and help
restore prairie, woodlands and other natural areas that are part of the 3M facility's buffer area. Now members of the
public can get to know and help restore these important
local natural areas as well.
alongside FMR Ecologist Joe Walton, volunteers will learn
about, explore and help restore the high-quality oak woodlands
at the site. Volunteers will haul brush, primarily the
invasive and detrimental European buckthorn, which will be
precut by professional crews. Removing the buckthorn will
benefit the woodlands by reducing competition for native
plants important for local wildlife and waters, and will also
help prepare the area for future restoration activities and
All training and supplies will be provided -- including lunch! -- thanks to our event partner 3M. Capacity is limited to
ensure a positive experience, and early registration is
encouraged and appreciated.
Sign up directly with FMR Registrar Lindsay Hefferan, firstname.lastname@example.org,
651-222-2193 x24 for details and
directions (email preferred). Be sure to
add Lindsay's email address to your address book so the
details and directions don't go to your SPAM folder.
Friends of the
Mississippi River works with 3,000-5,000 people annually
to protect, restore and learn about the river and special
places in its watershed. For years, we've been working to
build a green corridor in Washington County, helping to
conserve, protect and/or restore such natural areas such as
Cottage Grove Ravine Park, Gateway North Open Space Area and
the 3M woodlands and high-quality prairie.