May 24, 2018
Remove invasive species at Grey Cloud Dunes SNA
Grey Cloud Dunes SNA is one of those places you can hardly believe is in a metro area. Located in Cottage Grove, this highly protected Scientific and Natural Area (SNA) features two sandy terraces along the river.
Join Friends of the Mississippi (FMR) at this special park on May 24, from 6-8pm. After a brief training and introduction, volunteers will work to remove Narrowleaf Bittercress, an invasive species spreading at an alarming rate along the floodplain forest of the Mississippi River.
Volunteers should also note that this park does not feature amenities like trails or restrooms, and getting to our designated work site for this event is a bit of a trek.
All are welcome, however, capacity is limited and registration is required. To learn more and register, visit http://fmr.org/events/2018/05/24/remove-invasive-species-grey-cloud-dunes-sna.
Tend the demonstration prairie at Ole Olson Park
Join Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) as we return to this riverfront park to tend an important native demonstration prairie garden along the bike trail. These showy flowers and grasses will not only beautify the park but provide much-needed bee, butterfly, and bird habitat. And, with deep root systems that act like filters, they'll help reduce the amount of pollution flowing into the Mississippi River. This event will help further our long-term transformation and commitment at this site and to the river.
As always, we will provide all any tools and training needed. All are welcome, however, capacity is limited and registration required. To learn more and register, visit http://fmr.org/events/2018/05/31/tend-demonstration-prairie-ole-olson-park.
Solar Twin Cities: Solar Power Hour at Woodbury City Hall
Offered by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) with support from the City of Minnetonka, Southeast Como Improvement Association, City of Woodbury, City of Oakdale, and the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE), property owners throughout Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul may participate in this program to pool their buying power and secure significant discounts that make installing solar more affordable.
Start by attending a Solar Power Hour. Our free information session teaches you the basics of solar, its financial implications for your household, and how the solar group buy program works. Then, get a free, no obligation site assessment from our installer. You have until August 31, 2018 to decide whether to get solar through the program.
Come early to connect with the MREA and partners!
Visit www.SolarTwinCities.org for more information and to sign up for a site assessment and/or program updates.