Current Arb Happenings

Sep 17

Arboretum Volunteer Work Event

Volunteer in the Arboretum - Cannon River Clean Up. Meet at the Parking Lot next to West Gym. Close toed shoes required.

Saturday, September 17th, 2016
9:00 am – 12:00 pm / Parking Lot by West Gym (Near the Lower Arb Entrance)
September 17 Cannon River Clean-up Volunteer Event

Meet at the parking lot near Carleton's West Gym, along Hwy 19, near the Hwy 19 bridge over Spring Creek.
This event is held each year in conjunction with the watershed wide clean up sponsored by the Cannon River Watershed Partnership. We search the riverbanks for non-natural items like cans, bottles, fishing line, tires, sports equipment, you name it we have likely found it!  Most of our work is done on foot, but if water levels allow some volunteers bring their own canoes or kayaks.  If you are planning on bringing a watercraft please be in touch with site leader Nancy Braker (507-222-4543 or nbraker@carleton.edu) a few days prior to the event to discuss river water levels.  In high water years the fast moving water makes use of boats unsafe and actually unhelpful since it is hard to stop and grab the trash when whizzing by at high speeds.

Wear clothing and close toed shoes that can get wet and dirty. Bug spray will be supplied.

Please consider registering ahead of time with the Cannon River Watershed Partnership so we can better plan for needed supplies.

Sponsored by Arb Studies. Contact: Nancy Braker, x4543