Mississippi Messages Calendar – August 2015

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MOUNDS PARK WALK & TALK — RIVER HISTORY & LANDSCAPE REVIVAL

Saturday, August 299:0010:30 a.m.
Indian Mounds Park, Blufftop, St. Paul

Known for its stunning vantage point, Indian Mounds Park is a Twin Cities river icon. Join towboat pilot and FMR boardmember Hokan Miller and environmental scientist Mike Nevala for a stroll along the blufftop, learning about the park’s grand history, today’s busy working river and the exciting effort to restore and preserve both the park and its celebrated river valley view. We’ll cover powerful geologic forces, American Indian burial mounds, the historic harbor and even identify some of the bee- and bird-friendly native plants helping to protect this park today.

Learn more and sign up via the event page, or sign up now with Amy at akilgore@fmr.org or 651-222-2193 x31.

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SCHEDULE YOUR STENCILING OUTING TODAY

Mid-April through mid-October
City of St. Paul

If you’re looking for a great service outing that is educational, active, outdoors and provides a significant community benefit, consider storm drain stenciling. It’s just one and a half to three hours in length, and can be set at a time and St. Paul location convenient for your group. Reservations are now being taken for outings through October 2015. Learn more on the stenciling event page or go straight to our stenciling, cleanup and presentation request form!

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SHERIDAN MEMORIAL PARK RAINGARDEN TENDING

Thursday, September 106:00-8:00 p.m.
Sheridan Memorial-Above the Falls Regional Park, Northeast Minneapolis

Help maintain the riverfront raingarden in Minneapolis’ newest park. In addition to beautifying this memorial park, the raingarden provides bee, butterfly and bird habitat while reducing the amount of polluted runoff flowing into the Mississippi River.

Learn more and sign up via the event page, or sign up now with Amy at akilgore@fmr.org or 651-222-2193 x31.

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NATIVE WETLAND & GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PLANTING

Thursday, September 17 — 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Crosby Farm Regional Park, St. Paul

Near the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers, volunteers will work in a raingarden, a runoff-reducing berm and in a demonstration prairie, planting a variety of native plants in each. This “green infrastructure” reduces erosion, filters water pollution and provides much-needed pollinator and wildlife habitat in the urban river corridor.

Learn more and sign up via the event page, or sign up now with Amy at akilgore@fmr.org or 651-222-2193 x31.

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For current event listings and more information on the events listed above, please visit our events calendar page at www.fmr.org/participate/events.

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