- Max Trip Size: 10 people
Due to snow/frozen ground, this conservation event has been cancelled.
Happy Earth Day! Improve the natural areas we play in by removing buckthorn at Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve. Three Rivers Park District identified the area as a high-quality forest, and its quality is reflected by the amazing diversity found there: 121 species of plants, 21 species of mushrooms, 82 species of birds, 12 species of mammals, 7 amphibians, 3 reptiles, and over 54 invertebrates! Removing the buckthorn will help native species to thrive. Much work has been done, but there’s still more to do. This is a great time of year to be in the woods, and you may even see some spring flowers!
Wear boots for possibly muddy sections of trail, work gloves, hat, and layers for cooler weather, and bring water/snack. (Bring a lunch if you want to stay and hike afterwards!)
Meet at the horse trail entrance parking lot at 9:30 a.m. (Latitude N 44.70827 Longitude W -093.33002) (map of park available here: https://www.threeriversparks.org/location/murphy-hanrehan-park-reserve)
Directions from the north:
- From I-35W heading south, take exit 86, just south of Buck Hill Ski Hill.
- At the top of the exit ramp, turn right on County road 46 (=162nd Street/Klamath Trail) and travel west 1.31 miles, through 2 stoplights to 168th Street.
- Turn right on 168th Street and travel 0.8 mile west through one stop sign (go straight through the stop sign; street now named Judicial Road) to 170th Street West.
- Turn right on 170th Street West (a gravel road) and travel west about 0.75 mile to the Horse parking lot on the left.
- Look for Stacey’s red Prius or Mike’s dark blue Toyota RAV4.
Questions? Contact Stacey.
Non-members can participate in this day activity and are welcome!
Can’t participate today? Check out our other spring/summer conservation trips being held on May 5, May 19, and June 30.