At this planting event, volunteers will restore the prairie with native pollinator shrubs and release milkweed seeds into a recently burned area through a “podcast!”
Volunteers collected the pods during our immensely successful Million Milkweed Seed Initiative. Many of the seeds have been propagated and will be planted this season. But the pods still have plenty of seeds in the fluff, perfect for casting in fertile areas.
This 25-acre natural area in Mendota Heights features dramatic views of both Twin Cities’ skylines, and Minnesota and Mississippi River Valleys. It was recently added to the Historical Registry, and is also a host site for the endangered Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee. Over the past eleven years, Great River Greening has engaged hundreds of volunteers to bring prairie and oak savanna back to this land; and, since 2014, survey its Bumble Bee population.
Partners & Funders: City of Mendota Heights and, Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund, Union Pacific Foundation
Open to all ages (Family Friendly)
Difficulty level of restoration task: Moderate
Walk-able distance (Less than half a mile)
Snacks are provided throughout the morning and lunch will be served at noon
Pilot Knob Hill Preservation Pilot Knob Rd & Acacia Blvd - Mendota Heights Details