Sunday, September 25, 2011

Twin Cities Backyard Session, MN

After a morning of service on National Public Lands Day, volunteers joined the e-tour and our Minnesota State Advocate Rita Hussman to learn more about how they can practice Leave No Trace in their community.

Around 200 people participated in removing one of the most invasive species in Minnesota, Common buckthorn and planted acorns in hopes to restore the Oak Savanna within the park.

Thank you to all who came out! Your next challenge, share a Leave No Trace principle with a family member or friend.

Fall is here. Don't forget to layer up when you go outside and play.

Mark and Tara


Paul Kautz said...

Congrats to Rita, e-tour team, and the 200 (wow) people that spent their Saturday doing LNT work.

Rita said...

Thanks Paul! It was a cool event. Lots of youth attended and in true open-house-style socializing, a lot of great networking was taking place spontaneously all around the peripheral! We had folks from BSA, High Schools, community colleges, Minnesota Master Naturalists, Parks & Rec, US Forest Service and more! I would love to have a follow-up meeting where we could all share our collective ideas.