ST. PAUL, Minn. - Thank you to all of the volunteers who came out to help with the clean up effort at Hidden Falls Regional Park on Saturday, October 26. Here are just a few ways that Saturday's volunteers were able to make a difference:
Volunteers helped to save St. Paul Parks and Recreation a lot of time by clearing buckthorn, an invasive species endangering our parks and forests, from the park area. The same project would have meant a week of additional work for our friends at St. Paul Parks and Recreation. The 100 pairs of hands that came out to help on Saturday worked hard and were able to clear the buckthorn in just a couple of hours.
This group of volunteers then went on to help plant almost 50,000 acorns that will help revitalize the park's oak forest.
Many of the volunteers also participated in making seed bombs, bird feeders and learning more about the wildlife at the park.
Thank you to each and every volunteer that helped to make a difference!
To keep making a difference in your community, check out the volunteer opportunities available at HandsOn Twin Cities.
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