On Oct 15th the St Paul Parks and Rec Department needs a few helping hands at Highland Park for a couple of hours of getting rid of the invasive species Buckthorn (DNR Buckthorn Page). It's prevalent at pretty-much every DG course in the metro, and it chokes out the native species that should be flourishing in this area. We've been working very hard at getting this out of our parks the past few years, and your help in this park would be greatly appreciated.
If you're interested please follow the link listed below.
And if your super-duper interested please let me know and I can put you in touch with all the local groups I work with that strive to help our local ecosystem.
thanks, Kinnell Tackett
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From: Andy Rodriguez<[address removed]> Date: Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 4:43 PM
Subject: A Call For Volunteers
To: "Rodriguez, Andy" <[address removed]>
At the request of some avid disc golfers, we have decided to schedule an impromptu Buckthorn Bust at the Highland Disc Golf Course. We are in search of 15-25 volunteers to help! If you are interested, the event details are listed below. It should be a fun event, especially if this weather keeps up!
Highland Disc Golf Course Buckthorn Bust Date: Saturday, October 15th Time: 10am-12pm Location: Highland Disc Golf Course (Meeting location TBA) Volunteers needed: 15-30 Description: Saint Paul Parks and Recreation and community partners have been working to remove buckthorn and other invasive species from the Highland Disc Golf Course. Registration:Click here to register
Important Note Regarding Your Neighborhood Trees
Saint Paul has not received a significant rainfall since August 16. With the lack of precipitation and low humidity trees and plants are showing signs of drought stress. Younger trees are especially vulnerable to dry conditions.
Please help water your boulevard and private property trees. Water is cheap and essential for the health of your tree. Click on the link for tips and a video on how to water your trees.
Come join us and meet some locals that love to go out and toss discs. If you are new to Disc Golf don't worry, we have plenty of helpful players that are happy to show you the ropes, and if you've been playing for 20 years then maybe you have a few tips and tricks of your own to share with others.
We are not a league, and though we do have some competition in the group it is only for bragging rights. This is a great group for new and long term players across the metro area. So, if you live in St. Paul or Eden Prairie sign up and come join the fun, we look forward to seeing you.