Milkweed Podcast and other Pollinator Attractions

Sat, May 05
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Pilot Knob Hill Preservation - Mendota Heights

Volunteers Needed: 75
Supervisors Needed: 15

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.

See the Million Milkweed Seed Initiative featured on Grow with KARE 11.

More about Pilot Knob

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



Location Details

Some considerations:

  • 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

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Volunteer Registration
1. Restoration Volunteer ( 8:30-12:00 pm) 50 needed
Join volunteers in planting to help restore our native landscape and secure the legacy of Minnesota land and waters.

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