Dear Great River Greening Volunteers!
Great River Greening seeks your help to restore native oak savanna on Grey Cloud Island near Cottage Grove on Saturday, October 17th from 8:30am-12:30pm. Gaining special access to the site, volunteer s will assist with the removal of non-native brush, such as buckthorn, honeysuckle and other non-native trees. Lower Grey Cloud Island rests in the Mississippi floodplain and is surrounded by its waters. All of its resourcesâ€”historical and ecologicalâ€”are inextricably linked to the river. This was the home of Medicine Bottle and his tribe of Mdewakanton Sioux and the site of the historic village of Grey Cloud . Frontiersmen and traders, Joseph R. Brown and Hazen Mooers, were among the early Euro-Americans living here. Historically, the Island supported a broad expanse of oak savanna, a natural ecosystem now globally imperiled. Even though past land uses have eliminated much of this native habitat from the island, the opportunity exists to restore â€“ at a grand scale â€“ this oak savanna ecosystem and many of the species for which it was home.
Join us today to preserve this important part of Minnesota â€™s heritage! Individuals, community organizations and corporate groups are welcome to participate in Greeningâ€™s restoration event. Lunch will be provided for pre-registered volunteer s, so sign up today! You will receive a confirmation one week prior to the event with directions and event details.
Individuals of all ages, families, community and corporate groups are welcome to participate in Greeningâ€™s restoration events. Pre-registration is required, so sign up today!
Register online at www.greatrivergreening.org under â€œVolunteerâ€ or contact Mark Turbak , Volunteer Programs and Events Manager, at email@example.com or 651-665-9500 ext. 11.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Volunteer Programs Manager
Great River Greening
35 W Water St #201
Saint Paul MN 55107
Tel 651 665.9500 x11
Fax 651 651.9409
restoring the land,