Post contributed by Conservation Corps of Minnesota, Youth Outdoors Crew 2:
The Youth Outdoors 2 crew has been very busy this last week. One of our major projects was to work at
Indian Mounds Park to prepare for a large volunteer event which will be hosted by Great River Greening, City of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department,and the Mississippi National River and Service that will be taking place on Saturday, April 21st. This preparation involved cutting down large amounts of buckthorn which will be hauled out of the park during the volunteer event. Recreation Area- National Park Indian Mounds Park contains one of the few surviving remnants of native oak savanna in the river valley, as well as and a skunk cabbage seepage swamp. Once home to 16 burial mounds, the park is a reminder of oak forest 's history for future generations. This hauling event will cap a huge buckthorn removal effort that has transformed this into a nearly buckthorn-free park. Minnesota
|Hauling litter and dead plant debris |
out of Hamline-Midway raingarden
|Citywide Spring Clean-up kickoff at Lake Phalen|
The Conservation Corps crew is growing as a productive unit and the efficiency of the team is improving. We are getting to work faster, teach better, and work harder!