Winter Buckthorn Burn

Sat, February 04
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Allemansrätt Wilderness Park - Lindström

Volunteers Needed: 50
Supervisors Needed: 10 

Stoke the fire of environmental restoration

We’re hosting a winter brush pile burning event, where invasive buckthorn is the fuel.

Join us in the snow! Volunteers will be hauling, stacking and burning pre-cut buckthorn. We’ll serve the cocoa. You are welcome to bring hotdogs, marshmallows, and roasting sticks!

Buckthorn’s impenetrable vegetation keeps sun and water from reaching the ferns, wildflowers, grasses and tree seedlings that grow below, and are so important for nourishing wildlife.

Allemansrätt Wilderness Park is a 125-acre city park that is home to high quality oak forest, wetlands, lakeshore, diverse wildlife, unique glacial geology, and several miles of trails. This past fall, volunteers planted Bur Oak trees to reforest an old hay field. The planting also kicked off a study by Great River Greening and the University of Minnesota to explore how Bur Oaks from three Midwest regions grow in today’s Twin Cities climate. Results from this study will inform our future oak restorations so that they are adapted to future weather patterns.

Interested in making this a day or weekend trip? Lindström is part of the Chisago Lakes Area, one of America’s Best Communities! Visit for more information on other places to visit, eat, and stay.

This project is made possible with support from the City of Lindström, Minnesota Environment Natural Resources Trust Fund, and Outdoor Heritage Fund.

Some considerations:

  • Difficulty level of restoration task: Moderate to heavy!
  • Open to all ages (recommended age 8+).
  • This event is weather permitting and will be postponed if too dry or too cold.
  • Wear fire safe clothing: no fleece, weather tech materials, or other flammable synthetics (recommend wool and cotton).
  • Bring food for roasting (marshmallows, hotdogs, etc) and your camping chairs or 5-gallon buckets for sitting by the fire.

Individual adult registration is required using the form below.

  • Please list any minors attending that you are responsible for.
  • If you are registering for a group, please complete the fields and share this registration page with members of the group.
  • If you are registering as a group member, please enter the group name (an approximation is acceptable).

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