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Oak Tree Planting Event Next Month In Cambridge

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 at 9:33 am

Becklin Homestead County Park/Wildlife Management Area is hosting an Oak Tree Planting Event on Saturday, June 4th from 9:30am – 12:30pm at 34605 Holly St NW in Cambridge.

They need 75 volunteers and 16 supervisors to a make the event possible.

Are you looking for a way to make an impact on Minnesota’s wildlife? The Becklin Homestead County Park and State Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will play host to our volunteers as we plant 2,500 oak seedlings as part of a major oak savanna restoration at the site. That’s a lot of trees, and volunteers will definitely make a huge impact on the ecological health of this one-of-a-kind place. The park lies along the state-designated wild and scenic Rum River, and sports 150-year-old white pines. It is also the only county park in the state that is also a state Wildlife Management Area, open for hunting solely to people with disabilities.

This project is made possible by support from Isanti County Parks, the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, the National Wild Turkey Federation, and the Outdoor Heritage Fund, with additional support from the 3M, Athwin, Gordon and Margaret Bailey, Buuck, and Xcel Energy Foundations.

Individuals of all ages, families, community and corporate groups are welcome to participate in Greening’s restoration events. Pre-registration is required, so sign up today!

To register, contact the Mark Turbak, Greening Volunteer Program and Event Manager, at volunteer@greatrivergreening.org or 651-665-9500 ext. 11.

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