|A forward from Bill Ramsden and company, who are having a work session at the Ottawa Bluffs Nature Preserve this Saturday. Ottawa Bluffs is a preserve managed by the Nature Conservancy. All Many Rivers members and friends are welcome to help!
The last work day was a bit colder than some this year, but we also had 3 inches of snow the night before, so we were able to burn the brush piles that had accumulated when there was not any snow. This week is expected to be particularly cold, but by next Saturday the prediction is that it will be above freezing! Perfect working weather. You are going to need to get outside, what could be better than helping us with our tree and brush removal? Besides cutting, the slash needs to be hauled to piles, and now we will be able to burn them at the same time. The tree thinning will enable the savanna areas to start recovering as sun light reaches the ground again. Plus we still have lots of European buckthorn to remove.
Upcoming work days (tree and brush removal)
March 9, 23
All workdays start at 10 AM and end around 3 PM (later if you'd care to stay). Please bring a lunch, plenty of beverage, appropriate (sturdy) foot wear, and work gloves. Leather gloves work best. Dress in layers with an eye toward the weather. Rain, snow, or shine, we will be out there. A heavy snowfall just before a workday may force cancellation: I will provide notice of a cancellation through this e-mail list.
The on-line, workday calendar https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/volunteer-and-attend-events/find-local-events-and-opportunities/ottawa-bluffs-workday/
Go to https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/places-we-protect/ottawa-bluffs/ for more on Ottawa Bluffs, including how to get there. Alternatively, from LeSueur, take County 36 south to Co. 23 to the preserve.
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