- Max Trip Size: 15 people
Forests provide food and habitat for wildlife, and improve air and water quality. (They’re also really awesome places to hike and bike!) However, these important areas are being compromised by invasive species, such as buckthorn. Help us to protect our forests for the future by joining us to restore our club’s Adopted Woodlot at Elm Creek Park Reserve by planting native trees and shrubs in celebration of Earth Day!
The woodlot we’ll be working in has been identified as a high-quality forest, and we are working to retain the forest’s high quality by planting appropriate native trees and shrubs such as black cherry and various dogwood shrubs. We have accomplished a lot, but there is always more work to do.
Meet at 10200 Goose Lake Parkway, Champlin, MN a little before 9:30. This is Highpoint Park. We will lead people into the woodlot at 10 am and be finished at 1 pm.
Bring a mask for the hike in, a water bottle, work gloves, a snack, lunch, mosquito repellent/sunscreen, and shovels if you have them. We’ll have some gloves on hand for those who forget. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty or torn. I suggest hiking boots for possible muddy conditions, long sleeves, long pants, and a hat. Come see the progress we’ve made so far and make a difference for our little corner of the world.
Afterwards we will have a socially distanced lunch and go for a hike for those who wish to explore the park further. Masks are required when unable to socially distance (unless you are vaccinated and paired with someone who is also vaccinated). These will be bareroot trees and shrubs so we should be able to socially distance without masks with a little attention to detail. All covid guidelines will be followed.
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