Caring for Our Mississippi River:
Restore native habitat and protect clean water in this scenic nature sanctuary by the Mississippi River that was once part of St. Anthony Falls. You will create space for native plants to thrive, remove invasive plants, and clean up the shoreline and park slopes near limestone rocks where waters once tumbled, like at Minnehaha Falls. You will be able to rotate between activities. After the event, you can walk to an active eagle nest nearby.
***Note: Each volunteer must sign two waivers to participate in this event. See below for details.***
Masks and social distancing may be required depending on health guidance at the time of your event.
What You Need to Know:
Parking: There's metered street parking on Main Street SE and adjacent streets, and parking ramps at 201 Second Street SE and Riverplace.
Closest transit: Bus #6
Meet at the corner of 3rd Ave SE and Main St SE, across from the Pillsbury A-Mill. Walk down the stairs across from the mill, and you will see the sign-in area in the clearing below Main Street SE, by the Third Ave SE road to the U of M lab. Sign in, learn about the area and activities, meet other volunteers, and receive tools and supplies for the event.
What to Bring:
Please bring a water bottle and wear weather-appropriate clothing (rain gear as needed) and closed-toe shoes geared for an outdoor activity on natural and uneven surfaces. Closed-toe shoes will protect your feet, and long pants will protect your legs from brush. If you have long hair, a hat or other hair restraint is recommended. Please bring bug spray and sunscreen.
For children under 12, please have one adult for each child.
***Each volunteer must complete two important forms to participate!***
- Print and complete the MHNA Release and Waiver of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement. (Word Doc version) Bring this with you to the event.
- Complete a MPRB Volunteer Waiver of Liability and Photo Release online beforehand.
- Review the MPRB Park Stewardship Agreement Terms and Conditions and Volunteer Safety Guidelines
Gloves and tools are provided by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Please bring a water bottle and wear weather-appropriate clothing and close-toed shoes geared for an outdoor activity on natural and uneven surfaces.
NEED TOOLS? Tools are available on loan to individuals and groups. Please call 612-313-7778 or email [email protected] for details.