Buckthorn Clearing at Henry Park - St. Paul Parks Cleanup

  • April 13, 2013 · 8:30 AM

This little bluff gem became a St. Paul park seven years ago. It was private land that neighbors saved from development and have worked to restore to its native state.

This year's work will include clearing precut buckthorn from the woods and stacking it for removal. There's always plenty of work for everyone! Join a dozen Rovers and the Friends of Henry Park to lend a hand and discover a quiet little oasis not far from Pig's Eye Lake. At 11:00, the Friends will grill up some brats!

We will meet at Henry Park in St. Paul, between 8:00- 8:30 a.m. Wear your work clothes, (long pants, long sleeves) and bring protective eyewear/sunglasses and work gloves. If you forget, there are always supplies available. Henry Park is located between Skyway Drive and Ogden Street in St. Paul, Minnesota. The best access is from 2120 Skyway Drive (just south of Battle Creek Regional Park on the Mississippi River bluff.) Map here.

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  • Steve F.

    Nice people. Great conversation. Thanks for organizing, Annie!

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a MN native, living in ND, temporarily working in MN for a couple months. I LOVE doing this kind of thing and am looking forward to helping out.

    April 12, 2013

  • Darlene G.

    Sorry, I can't make it. Already committed for the day.

    April 12, 2013

  • Annie

    Hey everyone,
    This event is still on! Note that St. Paul has rescheduled the citywide portion, but some individual parks are proceeding.

    Tom says:
    We are still on. We only got about two inches of snow. We have food. We have done a lot of prep work so we are ready. Look forward to seeing you. The sun is supposed to out on Saturday which will be nice.

    See you all then!

    April 12, 2013

  • Steve F.

    Sounds fun. Am I at all qualified if I only pulled 22,222 buckthorn last year and 20K the year before? I hate buckthorn.

    April 7, 2013

    • Annie

      Awesome Steve!

      April 8, 2013

  • Steve F.

    I am driving from Chanhassen if anyone wants to carpool, but I don't think people live out this way.

    April 7, 2013

  • Brad K.

    Worth while community activity.

    April 5, 2013

  • Chris L.

    Sounds like a good way to spend a Saturday .

    April 4, 2013

  • Cheryl

    What a great idea Annie! I'll be working with St. Paul Parks that day to focus on clean-up of the streets in my neighborhood. I hope everyone gets out on this day or sometime during the month to do their part! Our city is in dire need of clean-up!

    April 4, 2013

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