With invasive plant species encroaching on the camper cabins and surrounding areas, it was time to take action. DNR and the friends spent some time eliminating the invasive species. Then, the friends group stepped in to help restore the space. The friends, with support from students at a Willmar public school, installed 120 trees and shrubs and installed wire cages to protect them. This project enabled the friends group to connect with middle school students and share with them the joy that Sibley State Park has to offer.