Great River Greening, volunteers and partners are working to restore three new parks in the metro area this fall: Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park, Heritage Village Park and Spring Lake Regional Park. Restoration events are an exciting opportunity for families, individuals and groups to get outdoors and take care of natural spaces in their communities.
Two of the parks – Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park and Heritage Village Park – will engage volunteers in shoreland restoration. Water quality has been central to much of our recent work and we look forward to sharing this restoration experience with our volunteers. At Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park our ecologists will demonstrate ways for the community to use native grasses and flowers to buffer shorelands.
The Spring Lake Regional Park restoration event will take place in conjunction with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting on October 13. Our work with Scott County is part of a multi-year plan to enhance the natural area. The park will eventually include a four-season lakeside pavilion, fishing piers, and a trail-loop system.