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Volunteer with the Summer Youth Corps

Date: July 24, 2010, 9 am – 12 noon
Site: Afton State Park 

Conservation Corps Minnesota is seeking volunteers to help youth crews wrap trees to protect them from deer, remove buckthorn and help restore Afton State Park’s native prairie, oak savanna and bluffs that overlook the scenic St. Croix River. Participants will learn about the park’s history and how invasive species and other predators have affected natural habitats. Tools and materials will be provided. A volunteer appreciation lunch will be held at 12 noon. The volunteer event is made possible by the Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation. Afton State Park is located south of Afton, Minn., off St. Croix Trail S. From St. Paul, go 9 miles east on I-94, then 7 miles south on Highway 95 (Manning Ave) and 3 miles east on 50th St S. Registered volunteers will receive a free day-use park pass. To register or for more information contact Eric Antonson at (651) 209-9900 ext. 11 or