MANY RIVERS WORK PARTY

Shrub & Tree Removal

Saturday, March 30 – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Location: Ottawa Bluffs Nature Preserve

We will probably be working in the eastern part of the preserve, removing a grove of large European buckthorns which are just over the property line (with the owner’s permission).  We will be piling the slash for later burning unless we get some unexpected snow between now and then.  The next task will be removing some more fire intolerant trees from the savanna in the east unit, again stacking for burning later. There are also several large, fallen oaks which should be cleaned up before the next prescribed fire season, which may be next spring.  Consider joining us.

WHAT TO BRING/WEAR:

Please bring a lunch, plenty of beverage, appropriate (sturdy) foot wear, and work gloves.  Leather gloves work best for brush work, thinner gloves (or none) for seed collection.  Dress in layers with an eye toward the weather.  Rain, snow, or shine, we will be out there.

WORK PARTY LEADER:

For more information, EMAIL Jim Lynch.

DIRECTIONS:

Go to   https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/places-we-protect/ottawa-bluffs/  for more on Ottawa  Bluffs, including how to get there.   Alternatively, from LeSueur, take County 36 south to Co. 23 to the preserve.  Ottawa Bluffs is shown on Goggle Maps.  Go to https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ottawa+Bluffs,+Ottawa+Rd,+Le+Sueur,+MN+56058/@44.3652807,-93.9359754,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x87f5cd092fa48891:0x16ba6f9511944f5!8m2!3d44.3659002!4d-93.9355696   if you need help getting there.     Look for the preserve sign and vehicles parked along the side of the highway.

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