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Bassett's Creek Planting and Educational Opportunity

  • Subject: [cg] Bassett's Creek Planting and Educational Opportunity
  • From: "Greg Lecker" <glecker@michaudcooley.com>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 07:38:12 -0500
  • Priority: normal

Dear Fellow Community Gardeners,

Some of you might be interested in the following educational and 
planting opportunity:

LOCATION:						Minneapolis
CONTACT PERSON:				Vida Ditter, 612-374-1481
DATE AND TIME:					Sat., June 23rd, 9 a.m.-12 noon
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:		Helping to plant 5,000  wetland, 
woodland, and prairie plants in the Bassetts Creek creekside  
restoration that has been previously cleared of buckthorn and other  
invasive or exotic plant species.  A potluck lunch is planned to 
follow the planting.
Teams of volunteers will work to plant the creekside by Bassett’s 
Creek in the Bryn Mawr and Harrison neighborhoods.    Some 
5,000 wetland, woodland, and prairie plants have been ordered.   
This planting site is just south of Glenwood at Washburn, east of 
Theodore Wirth Park, between Highway 55 and I-394.  Volunteers 
may park on Washburn and Glenwood, then walk down to the site 
on the path (south side of  Glenwood)  at the west end of Glenwood 
Bridge.  Or, volunteers can park on Chestnut and walk through the 
park to the back side of Fruen Mill to the work site.  Trowels and 
special boots will be provided.  Some of the work may be mighty 
mucky, especially if it should be raining.  Park Board will also 
provide buckets and heavy duty trash bags – we’re assured that 
once the area is cleared of brush, we’ll find all kinds of debris on 
the ground.  Please bring your own gloves and whatever mosquito 
repellant works best for you.    

Buckthorn and other exotic and invasive plants have been removed 
from this site.   Duties will rotate among the teams, so that no one 
group of volunteers ends up doing the same task the entire 
morning.   We need volunteers, lots and lots of volunteers.  You 
could make this a family affair.  We’re reliably being told that 
families with children 7 and older will enjoy the morning's activities.  
Please call Vida Ditter at 612-374-1481 or Paul Ragozzino, 612-
377-6218 to offer your services.  Or you can pre-register by calling 
the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board at 612-661-4883, or 
email mprb.volunteer@ci.minneapolis.mn.us.  Thanks very much!

Greg Lecker
Hennepin County Master Gardener &
Minneapolis Community Gardener

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