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Wild River State Park Prairie Care

Wild River State Park Prairie Care

is run by

Wild River State Park, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

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Volunteer "Species Stewards" adopt one or more species of native prairie or savanna plants. On semi-monthly or more frequent visits, stewards log locations, bloom dates, and seed ripening dates, and collect seed to be used to restore additional prairie on old field sites. Additional opportunities for individual or group seed collection and sowing are provided. Buckthorn-busting is also available.


Open the Wild River State Park Prairie Care website



Topic - prairie, native plants, phenology, stewardship

Audience - family, K-12, church groups, service orgs, solo, all ages

Location - Central Minnesota, St. Croix River, Minneapolis-St. Paul

Goals - restoration, education, stewardship, nature recreation



Dave Crawford, Park Naturalist  tiny email icon


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