Category Archives: Buckthorn Bust

Buckthorn Bust – Join Us!

Join us in removing Buckthorn along the Minnehaha Creek area.  There are a variety of tasks and all are welcome.

  • When:  Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017  9:30 am-12 pm
  • Where: Meet at 48th Street & Minnehaha Parkway
  • Questions?  email

What to wear & bring:  we’ll be in the woods along the creek so wear shoes or boots that can get muddy.  Also bring gloves.

Why is buckthorn such a problem?

  • Out-competes native plants for nutrients, light, and moisture
  • Degrades wildlife habitat
  • Forms an impenetrable layer of vegetation


How to Identify Buckthorn visit MN Dept of Natural Resources





REMINDER: Buckthorn Bust Volunteers Needed!

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Join your neighbors to help clear the buckthorn along the creek this Saturday — as WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Meet at the south side of the creek at Girard Av.  Bring gloves, water will be provided.  Questions?  send an email to

Sponsored by Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association.
Lynnhurst Environmental Committee

Buckthron Bust Volunteers needed

2014buckthornbustSaturday, November, 1
9:30 a.m. – Noon

Meet at the Community Center

Bring gloves, water will be provided.
No need to register, just show up. Questions, email lynnhurst.env.comm @

Event sponsored by the Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association and the Lynnhurst Environmental Committee.

July 2014 Newsletter

The latest  issue of Our Enduring Environs is now available.  In case you missed it, this issue is chock full of articles including volunteer opportunities and updated information about organics collection.  Check it out!

Volunteers Needed: Buckthorn Bust October 19

buckthornbust8Join us in removing Buckthorn from the parkland between Lynnhurst Park and Lake Harriet.  There are a variety of tasks and all are welcome. Registration is necessary to ensure sufficient equipment.

  • When: October 19, 2013  9:30 am-12 pm
  • Where: Meet at the bridge over the creek at 49th street.
  • Register by October 14. To register, sign up at the Lynnhurst Community center OR email

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Buckthorn Busters

The 2nd annual Lynnhurst Buckthorn Bust on October 20th was a huge success. Seventeen neighborhood volunteers cleared a nice portion of the parkland between Lynnhurst Park and Lake Harriet. Weed wrenches were provided by MPRB and a neighborhood resident but many of the Buckthorn had been previously cut back and re-sprouted. Thanks to many of the volunteers bringing shovels and other digging implements the stumps could be permanently removed. Hard, but successful work by all. Thanks to LEC committee member Jan Bartels for coordinating this effort.

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Volunteers Needed