DUNE RESTORATION WORK BEE
Scheduled for October 1, 2011 from 11am - 5pm.
Location: M28 turn-offs across from Gitchie Gummie Campground.
This is a great family activity for middle school youth, high school, college, and retirees. Bring a lunch and stay as long as you like (ie; stay one hour or all day). Some refreshments will be provided. Wear outdoor work clothes and boots. Hand tools and work gloves provided, bring your own garden gloves and trowel if you prefer.
Please contact the Superior Watershed Partnership office for more information at 228-6095.
Grand Island Recreation Area Native Plant Restoration - with funding assistance from the National Forest Foundation.
Up until recently, this field had been completely overgrown with alien, invasive species such as spotted knapweed, hawkweed and ox eye daisy. Through a partnership between the SWP and the HNF, this field is being restored to grow native plants and grasses.
Over 35,000 native plant seeds have been harvested, cleaned, and are currently being planted on Grand Island. Volunteers and over 17 people have been hired by the SWP to assist in this effort. Plants such as milkweed, coreopsis, and black eyed susan have been planted and are being used by numerous birds and insects for food and shelter.
Interested in volunteering for this project? Call Natasha at 906-228-6095.
Check out the new NMU Native Plant Area website and learn what NMU is doing to promote natives on campus. This site was developed by the NMU Geography Department.