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Native Plant Restoration

  • 10/02/2021
  • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Gateway Trail at Lansing Avenue N

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Help restore a little slice of prairie.

Thanks to a grant from the Parks & Trails Council, the Gateway-Brown’s Creek Trail Association and DNR are restoring a blend of native prairie plant species on two parcels along the Gateway Trail that have been impacted by non-native woody species.

Volunteers needed: Saturday, October 2, 2021, 8 am – 10:30, on the Gateway Trail at Lansing Ave N

Work will involve manual cutting of invasive woody plants and shrubs (e.g. buckthorn) on two small prairie parcels. Removing the brush is critical to prepare the sites for re-seeding to restore the native prairie.

Work is appropriate for ages 10 and up. But note: two adults will be following behind crews to apply chemical herbicide directly to cut buckthorn to deter regrowth.

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