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.
Related: Woodbury's Buckthorn Busters
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