Volunteer Buckthorn Removal Project
Eden Prairie is co-sponsoring a buckthorn removal project with the Prairie Edge Chapter of Wild Ones at the Riley Creek Conservation area along the trail located across the street from 17256 Tilia Ridge, Eden Prairie, MN.
This project consists of cutting down buckthorn with handsaws and hand pruners and treating the stumps with herbicide.
While the weather seems favorable, the event will be canceled and rescheduled in the event of heavy rain, lightning or winds exceeding 30mph.
Volunteers should be prepared to sign volunteer waivers that will be provided at the event before participating. Volunteers should be 18 or older and should be comfortable working in the woods on slopes and unpaved trails. Volunteers should bring their own pruners, loppers, or handsaw suitable for removing woody plants 5” in diameter or smaller. Chemical for stump treatment will be provided by the city. Volunteers should have closed toed shoes and wear clothing that is weather appropriate and that they are comfortable working in.