Cannon River Valley in early spring with blue sky and woody brush in the foreground.

Banish Buckthorn! 2

Help us clear out invasive buckthorn to make room for native raspberries and wild roses as we celebrate Earth Week! There are two different opportunities to give back: Wednesday, April 19 from 10 a.m. – noon and Thursday, April 20 from 4-6 p.m. With your help in hauling cut buckthorn and affixing Buckthorn Baggies to the stumps, we can clear away this aggressive invasive species and improve the ecosystem locally.

This volunteer opportunity is presented in collaboration with the Red Wing YMCA as part of Walking Bingo. Pick up a Bingo card from the YMCA front desk for different ways to keep yourself active in April. Return it by May 2 to be entered to win a free membership to the YMCA.

Wear long pants and shirts and bring gloves. We will meet at the Anderson Center Maintenance Shop. Facilities Staff will provide the rest of the equipment. RSVPs are helpful but not necessary: or 651-388-2009 xt 2.


Hourly Schedule

Wednesday, April 19

10 am - Noon

Thursday, April 20

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.


Apr 20 2023


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm