Join us in removing Buckthorn along the Minnehaha Creek area. There are a variety of tasks and all are welcome.
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 http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives/terrestrialplants/woody/buckthorn/id.html
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 Lynnhurst.firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association.
Lynnhurst Environmental Committee
Saturday, 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 @ gmail.com
Event sponsored by the Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association and the Lynnhurst Environmental Committee.
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Join 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 Lynnhurst.email@example.com
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.
See more pictures and read more about this effort and controlling other invasive species after the break Continue reading