Registration is required:
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 this 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.
Light snacks and lunch will be provided!
All ages welcome, children must be supervised.
Partners & Funders: City of Mendota Heights and, Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund, and Union Pacific Foundation