Bash the Buckthorn at the MN Rovers Woodlot

Elm Creek Park Reserve, MN

Sat, 9:00 am

May 6

Estimated Cost: $0

Deposits are non-refundable. The trip coordinator may consider returning deposits on cancellation, but details are up to the trip coordinator.

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Max Trip Size: 30


Summer Trips, Other Summer Activities, Other, Day Trips, Conservation


Ron H., Cheryl B.

Trip Description

Only 2% of the original forest remains in Minnesota. Our club has adopted a portion of remnant oak forest in Elm Creek Park Reserve, which is part of the Three Rivers Park District.

You can help ensure the health of our woodlot by helping pull and stack buckthorn, an invasive species which hinders growth of native plants, on Saturday, May 6, from 9 am. to 12:30 p.m. This is also a chance to see the progress we’ve made so far and give our little slice of forest a fighting chance.

Bring water, work gloves, snack/lunch, and some clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. We’ll have some gloves on hand for those who forget.

We will meet at 9 a.m. at Highpointe Park in Champlin — 10200 Goose Lake Parkway, Champlin, MN 55316 — and walk in to the woodlot from there. Phone reception is unreliable at the woodlot. If you are running late, be sure to call. If you know your way in, feel free to come any time.

After our work is done, we will go to nearby Anoka for socializing at a pizza shop or brew pub.

Non-members can participate in this activity and are welcome!

If you’d like to learn more about buckthorn and why it’s such a problem, you can read about it on the MN DNR’s website (