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MPR Mississippi River Volunteer Event with Great River Greening

  • Talahi Woods St Cloud, MN (map)


The Water Main from Minnesota Public Radio is bringing together MPR hosts and staff with members, listeners, and the community to volunteer on a restoration project that improves the health of the Mississippi River. Together with our partners at Great River Greening, everyone will work side by side removing invasive species and planting native grasses at Talahi Woods in St. Cloud, MN.

Talahi Woods is a 23-acre oak forest, adjacent to a recreational city park. Invasive buckthorn is a threat to the habitat. It has blocked the bluff view of the Mississippi River, and degraded the soil that filters water before entering the river. Great River Greening is working with the city of St. Cloud to combat the invasive species. Success is dependent on volunteers.

Open to all ages (Family Friendly)

* Difficulty level of restoration task: Easy to Moderate
* Hike to Site: Easy
* Equipment and any needed training is supplied, includes gloves, shovels, water, etc
* This event will occur, rain or shine
* Light breakfast, snacks and lunch provided
* Children under 12 must be supervised