Oak savanna restoration project tree planting on June 2, 2018
May 29, 2018

Planting Party Set for June 2nd

On Saturday, June 2, Frontenac State Park Association is hosting a volunteer planting party as part of an oak savanna restoration in the park. Anyone with a willingness to dig in the dirt and get a little sweaty is welcome to volunteer between 9am – 2pm.

If you would like to participate, please contact Frontenac State Park’s Assistant Park Manager Katie Foshay at 651-345-3401 or Katie.foshay@state.mn.us

This restoration project is funded in part by a $5,000 grant from Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota (P&TC). In addition, the Association contributed $500 of its own funds along with $500 from the Frontenac Sportsman’s Club. The majority of the funds are being used to purchase trees such as Bur Oak and smaller plants native to the oak savanna habitat.

Frontenac State Park Association was one of five Friends Groups selected to receive grants from Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota under a statewide program made possible by the Henry S. Crosby Foundation. P&TC partnered closely with the MnDNR to identify potential projects in state parks with active Friends Groups. These projects complement long-term, natural resource management goals of the parks and fit into the wide variety of activities of Friends Groups.

The other Friends Groups awarded this year include, Friends of Itasca State Park, Friends of Maplewood State Park, Friends of Nerstrand Big Woods State Park, and Friends of Wild River State Park.

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