Current Arb Happenings

Oct 20

Arboretum Volunteer Work Event

Help restore the prairies and forests of the Arboretum by removing invasive shrubs.

Saturday, October 20th, 2018
9:00 am – 12:00 pm / Lower Arboretum, parking lot along Canada Avenue, 1/4 mile north of Hwy 19

Work with other volunteers to help make the Arboretum safe from the invasive shrubs buckthorn and honeysuckle.  These non-native plants shade out native trees, wildflowers and grasses, and reduce habitat quality for our native animals. We recommend long pants and a long sleeved shirt, sturdy shoes and socks (no sandals please) and bring your water bottle. Gloves and tools provided.

The project site is in the Lower Arboretum, at the far eastern boundary.  From Northfield travel east on Hwy 19 past Carleton and past the junction with Spring Creek Road/Hall Avenue.  Continue for another 1/2 mile to the junction with Canada Ave and turn left (north). Travel another 1/4 mile to a small parking lot along Canada Avenue. Due to the small size of the parking lot you will need to park along the side of the road.

Can not come right at 9:00?  The route to the work site will be clearly marked so you can find us if you come later.

This event will also include a short educational component to better understand the importance of identifying and removing invasive species in Minnesota.

Please register for this event so that we can be prepared with enough equipment. If you are a Carleton student that needs a ride you can indicate that on the registration form and we will be in touch with you about where we will meet you for a shuttle out to the site. 

Sponsored by Arb Studies. Contact: Nancy Braker, Carleton Cowling Arboretum, x4543