Butterfly Milkweed Planting in WMA

Thu, May 17
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rice Area Sportsmen's Club - Royalton

Volunteers Needed: 50
Supervisors Needed: 5

The event is currently filled and registration is closed. 

This will be Great River Greening’s the first public event at the Rice Area Sportsmen’s Club Wildlife Management Area.  This natural encompasses 580 acres of sand plain prairie, wetlands, oak woodlands, and rare oak savanna in Morrison County, near the town of Buckman.  Volunteers will hike and plant thousands of butterfly weed seedlings in the prairie and savanna to re-introduce this important Monarch host-plant to the site.

No lunch is provided.

Partners and Funders: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund, Ramsey County Correctional Facility, Bailey Nursery, and MN DNR

Some considerations:

  • Open to all ages (Family Friendly)
  • Difficulty level of restoration task: Moderate
  • Hike to Site: Easy Hike (approximately quarter-mile hike)
  • Snacks and lunch will be provided

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Registration is closed for this event.