From Ramsey County Parks and Recreation:
Community volunteers are needed to haul buckthorn out of the woods as part of a restoration effort at Maplewood’s Fish Creek Open Space — a parcel in the southeast corner of Ramsey County, at the heart of Fish Creek Natural Area Greenway.
Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 8:30am to 12:30pm
Fish Creek Open Space
1300 Henry Lane
Saturday, October 19
8:30am – 12:30pm
Great River Greening is partnering with the City of Maplewood and Ramsey County to restore the open space, as it will increase the buffer for Fish Creek, preserve wildlife habitat, provide public access to the bluff top, enhance access to existing county open space, and provide a segment of land needed for the Fish Creek Hiking Trail.
About Fish Creek Natural Area Greenway
Fish Creek Natural Area Greenway makes its way from Carver Lake in Woodbury, through meadows and forests in Maplewood, to St. Paul where it carves a narrow channel through bedrock (known locally as the Fish Creek Canyon). Eventually the creek drops below Point Douglas Road and empties into the Mississippi River.
Open Space is located in the southeast corner of Ramsey County and one
of the largest undeveloped open spaces in the area. Once pasture land,
today this 142 acre parcel comprises open rolling hills
with wide views, a prairie remnant, oak and aspen woodlands, and a pine
plantation. The southwest corner of the site is Mississippi River bluff
land with a dramatic vista across the river valley. Part of the
Mississippi River flyway, the site is frequented
by raptors, songbirds, and wildlife species such as fox, coyote, deer,
and opossum. Many partners, including the Ramsey County Parks, the City
of Maplewood, have adopted a vision for the greenway and plans for
protection, stewardship, and access to nature.
Pre-registration is required, so sign up today at www.greatrivergreening.org
Questions? Contact Todd Rexine, at
This is a Great River Greening Metro Area Program project, made possible with support from Ramsey County Parks, the City of Maplewood, the University of St. Thomas, and the Minnesota Outdoor Heritage Fund.
About Great River Greening
Restoring the Land, Renewing Communities.Since 1995, Great River Greening has worked to secure the legacy of Minnesota land and water through community-based restoration, stewardship and partnerships. We have ecological expertise in natural resource and water quality management, and in community building. We work in collaboration at a grassroots level so partners, landowners and volunteers feel connected to an area, understand the power of working tdogether, and are protective of the legacy that we pass on to future generations.